The Best of Highlight HEALTH 2009 – The Year in Review

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Three years and going strong!

This month, Highlight HEALTH celebrates its third year promoting advances in biomedical research to encourage health literacy. We’re also excited to introduce the NIH Newsbot, which will help us to keep you up-to-date with the latest research news from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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The Highlight HEALTH Network consists of three web sites:

Each of these sites has a different purpose. Here at Highlight HEALTH, we focus on evidence-based biomedical research to educate readers and empower patients (if you’re interested in contributing, please let us know). Highlight HEALTH 2.0, a group effort, follows the use of Web 2.0 in health and medicine. Lastly, the Highlight HEALTH Web Directory is an online reference guide for reliable health and medical information.

There are a number of ways to connect with the Highlight HEALTH Network, including email or RSS feed, Twitter, FriendFeed and Facebook. If you have an internet-enabled cell phone, Highlight HEALTH can also be accessed via the mobile web.

Most popular articles for 2009

We’ve calculated the most popular articles for 2009 using two measures, either by the highest number of page views for the year (shown in red) or by the average number of page views (shown in white and calculated as the number of page views/number of days posted).

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Top 10 articles by page view

  1. Lack of Sleep Increases Susceptibility to the Common Cold
    (article #4; 10,679 page views)
  2. H1N1 Vaccine Study Summaries: Single Dose Provides Protection
    (article #42; 10,232 page views)
  3. Lifetime Immunity From the Flu
    (article #10; 8,611 page views)
  4. Brain Toniq Review: The Science Behind the Think Drink
    (article #17; 8,458 page views)
  5. What You Need to Know About the H1N1 Vaccine
    (article #47; 8,053 page views)
  6. Cancer Research Blog Carnival #21 – National Cancer Research Month
    (article #21; 8,036 page views)
  7. Clearing Up Concerns Over Vicks VapoRub
    (article #6; 7,914 page views)
  8. New Genes Associated with Blood Pressure and Hypertension
    (article #25; 7,638 page views)
  9. Read Highlight HEALTH In Your Inbox
    (article #3; 7,384 page views)

Top 20 articles by average page views/day

  1. H1N1 Vaccine Study Summaries: Single Dose Provides Protection
    (article #42; average: 96 page views/day)
  2. What You Need to Know About the H1N1 Vaccine
    (article #47; average: 88 page views/day)
  3. Finding Credible Health Information Online: MedLibs Round 1.8
    (article #54; average: 55 page views/day)
  4. Chromosome Telomeres and the Nobel Prize for Medicine
    (article #48; average: 54 page views/day)
  5. Details of Critically Ill Patients with H1N1 in Mexico and Canada
    (article #50; average: 53 page views/day)
  6. Rehabilitation at Home Just as Good as Day Hospital Care
    (article #43; average: 47 page views/day)
  7. Medpedia Now Includes News & Analysis, Alerts, Q&A
    (article #58; average: 42 page views/day)
  8. Safety and Distribution of the H1N1 Influenza Vaccine
    (article #53; average: 42 page views/day)
  9. Book Review: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness
    (article #49; average: 41 page views/day)
  10. Health Highlights – October 30th, 2009
    (article #51; average: 37 page views/day)
  11. The Review Is In: Lifestyle Changes Prevent Breast Cancer
    (article #46; average: 36 page views/day)
  12. Physician Failure to Report Abnormal Test Results to Patients
    (article #32; average: 36 page views/day)
  13. New Genes Associated with Blood Pressure and Hypertension
    (article #25; average: 35 page views/day)
  14. Metabolic Discoveries Hidden In Our Genomes
    (article #39; average: 35 page views/day)
  15. The Spectrum Health Value Study: Insured vs. Uninsured
    (article #36; average: 33 page views/day)
  16. Cancer Research Blog Carnival #21 – National Cancer Research Month
    (article #21; average: 33 page views/day)
  17. Need For Less Sleep Associated with Gene Mutation
    (article #40; average: 33 page views/day)
  18. NIH to Hold Conference on Family History
    (article #38; average: 33 page views/day)
  19. Medpedia: Reliable Crowdsourcing of Health and Medical Information
    (article #34; average: 32 page views/day)
  20. Brain Toniq Review: The Science Behind the Think Drink
    (article #17; average: 32 page views/day)

Thanks for reading and Best of Health in the coming year!

About the Author

Walter Jessen is a senior writer for Highlight HEALTH Media.