As the end of the year approaches, it's normal for us to reflect back on our own unresolved resolutions, news bites, and on what's affected us – more or less. For those in the health care biz, the possibilities were endless. Admittedly new to writing about this field myself, I can't help but think about the hell this industry has been through—economic malaise, reform woes, higher health costs—it's affected everyone from the broker to the consumer.

But what has me scratching my head is this little tidbit: Our biggest article this year (pun intended) was not about the economy or health care mandates or the Supreme Court's spring case lineup. It was about overweight people.

It's a fact. The article readers clicked on most this year was 10 fattest states in America—which was a simple look at the states with the highest rates of adult obesity.

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