Top Heart Health Stories of 2008: Readers' Choice

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.

  1. Whole Grains Fight Belly Fat
  2. Tim Russert's Death: Questions, Answers
  3. Recognizing Women's Heart Attack Symptoms
  4. Too Many Eggs Risky?
  5. Why Belly Fat Hurts the Heart
  6. Few Know the 5 Stroke Warning Symptoms
  7. Smoking Pot a Risk for Serious Heart Problems
  8. Heartier Benefits Seen From Oatmeal
  9. Newsman Tim Russert Dies
  10. Toni Braxton's Microvascular Angina: FAQ