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When Brad Stevens was young, his only "health insurance" was taking tons of vitamins and spending three hours at the gym every day. But after a serious bike accident and an expensive battle with thyroid cancer, the 59-year-old realized nobody's invincible. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.

Cesar Millan's television show Dog Whisperer on National Geographic debuted in 2004, but Millan previously spent years struggling to pursue a career as a dog trainer. Robin Layton/Courtesy of Cesar Millan hide caption

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My Big Break

Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer'

Millan is one of the world's most famous dog trainers, with TV shows and best-selling books. But his journey was arduous: He came to the U.S. illegally and was homeless before he got his big break.

Books

Three Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep

Librarian Margaret Willison offers tips for making repetitive reading more enjoyable, from choosing books with detailed illustrations to using word tricks.

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