Our top 12 stories in 2016

Our interview with a paralyzed man who can use his thoughts to pick up a bottle and swipe a credit card is a great way to start our list of top 12 blog posts for 2016.

NeuralBypass_FeaturedpagelistingcalloutIan Burkhart's success using a breakthrough microchip implanted in his brain to send signals to move his hand has captured the public's attention. Since April, news stories about Burkhart's research trial at the Neurological Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have appeared in media outlets that reach 5 billion people worldwide!

Other popular stories provide healthy eating ideas from our #BuckeyeBites experts, tips on staying active, advice on keeping your family healthy and a look behind the scenes at our medical innovations.

Here's the full list of our most-read stories:

#12: How a paralyzed man uses an innovative brain chip to move his handNeuralBypass_RTF

#11: 6 actions to keep your brain healthy at any ageCORP20160434_Brain_health_blog_large

#10: Orange is the new black: How the iPhone's latest feature might help you sleep betterNightshiftRTF

#9: Worried about Alzheimer's? Here's how our popular quiz detects signsCORP20160183_08_Alzheimer_blog_large

#8: Top 5 myths about eating with dia​betesCORP20160183_10_Diabetes_Myths_blog_large

#7: Scaredy-cats vs. horror fans: Why do some people like to be scared?CORP20160461_fear_blog_large

#6: Ditch the sit-ups: Do these 5 exercises insteadDitchSitupsBlogRTFImage

#5: 4 fitness mindsets that are holding you backDr. James Borchers running on treadmill

#4: 10 facts about dry needling to stop painDryNeedleBlogRTFImage

#3: New research: How a knee injury alters your brainCORP20160183_12_ACL_knee_injury_large

#2: 7 practical sleep tips you're not tryingSleepBlogRTFImage

#1: Can essential oils help children with autism?Bottles of essential oils with a watch and mother applying essential oils to son

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