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Readers pick: Top health stories of 2013

As the year comes to a close, the staff wants to know: what health stories were the most important or memorable for you in 2013?

We've pulled together a long list stories that were of important interest to our readers this year, but your additional input will help us finalize the top 10. (Read the full stories along the bottom of the page.)

Submit your nominations below by dragging your favorite 10 stories into the ranked list. Are we missing something? Add your suggestions in the comments box.
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Health stories from 2013

Please rank your top 10 picks out of the 30 selected stories.

  • More teens trying e-cigarettes

  • State and federal insurance exchanges rolled out

  • Hospital patients possibly exposed to fatal brain disease

  • FDA reports illness from yogurt

  • FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk

  • Lyme disease on the rise, but how it affects patients is controversial

  • Treatment, recovery of Marathon bombing survivors

  • Beth Israel Deaconess medical staff treat bombing suspect

  • FDA seeks to ban trans fats

  • New cholesterol treatment guidelines generate controversy

  • Congress passes law to boost regulation of compounding pharmacies

  • Consolidation of community hospitals

  • 100 businesses apply to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Mass.

  • Angelina Jolie has mastectomy after test reveals cancer risk

  • Child obesity rates drop in Mass.

  • Physicians classify obesity as a disease

  • ABC hires Jenny McCarthy, sparks vaccination debate

  • Mediterranean diet shown to reduce heart disease

  • Obama administration issues mental health parity rules

  • Patient anger builds over hospital bills

  • First responders, hospitals save lives at the marathon finish line

  • full of glitches

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