The Biggest Health Stories of 2012
The year in review
By Amanda Gardner
This has been a very busy and occasionally dramatic year in the world of health. In addition to the usual crop of research news, food recalls, and celebrity headlines, 2012 saw a landmark court ruling on health care, controversy over everything from supersize sodas to cancer philanthropy, and the saga of a young woman from Georgia who lost three of her limbs to bacteria but won the nation's heart with her optimism and pluck.
So grab a cup of coffeeaccording to a major study released in May, it might just prolong your lifeand click through our recap of the biggest health stories from the past year.