Here some of the most viewed heart health stories of the year.
The unexpected death of NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert in June shocked many Americans, who suddenly saw themselves at risk for heart trouble. Heart-healthy diets gained traction in 2008, along with tips for recognizing symptoms of heart disease.
Those topics are among the most viewed heart-related stories on WebMD for 2008.
2008 Year in Review
Sex and skin, digestion and diet, matters of the heart, mind, and more --
these hot topics attracted WebMD readers in 2008.
Take a look at the year's top health stories, slideshows, and video.