Smashing Pumpkins and Other Stories

CNN just came out with its New Year’s Honors List of the best health stories of 2011.

Topping their list: the deadly cantaloupe listeria outbreak, radiation threats following the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the inspiring recovery of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords who suffered life-threatening brain injuries following an assassination attempt.   Head-injuries, Health Reform and HIV  also made the list.

While SRxA’s Word on Health has covered many of these stories, our Top 10 list, looks a little different.  In 2011,  more than 70,000people viewed the blog. Hemophilia came in at number 1, with three times more views than any other post, pushing last years winner, Pac-Man, into third place. Also up there, Alzheimer’s Disease, asthma and hepatitis A.

 Blog Title Views*
High Hopes for long-term Hemophilia B Therapy 9,841
Differentiating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease 3,197
Pac-Man Physiology 3,152
Alzheimer’s Disease could be Reversed by Rheumatoid Arthritis Protein 2,553
Taking the Ouch out of Diabetes 1,033
Mysterious Hep A Immune Response 1,021
You Can Control Your Asthma 865
Eye injection that could save the sight of the over 30’s 851
Falling for Pumpkins 845
Prescription Abandonment 794

2011 SRxA’s Word on Health stats.

*Excludes views on the day posted as the lead story

Just making it into the top ten, our Halloween blog on pumpkins, viewed that day by a record 1,500 people.

What were your favorite posts of the year? What would you like to see more of in 2012? We look forward to hearing from you.

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