The Top Health Headlines of 2013

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  • FDA Approves Plan B One Step With No Prescription
  • Sandy Hook, Autism and Mental Health
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Black Men, Health and Suicide
  • Influenza Takes Lives
  • HIV Rates Down 21 Percent Among Black Women
  • Angelina Jolie, Mastectomies and Black Women
  • Gun Violence and Urban America
  • Looking Back at This Year’s Health Stories
  • Everything Obamacare
  • Head Trauma and the NFL
  • Baby “Cured” of HIV
  • HPV and Oral Cancer
  • E-Cigarettes: Do They Create New Young Smokers?

Medical Marijuana

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie approving medical marijuana for children in his state of New Jersey, kush was front and center in the news this year. In Illinois, medical marijuana dispensaries opened up. Currently, 22 states allow for weed to be used for medical purposes. 

(Photo: Mel Evans/AP Photo, File)

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