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Unless you're an extreme athlete, recovering from an injury, or over 60, you probably need only 50 to 60 grams of protein a day. And you probably already get that in your food without adding pills, bars or powders. Madeleine Cook and Heather Kim/NPR hide caption

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need.

While a day or two of complete rest may be necessary for kids after a concussion, any more could leave them feeling isolated and anxious, says Angela Lumba-Brown, a pediatric emergency medicine physician who helped shape new guidelines. Gregoire Sitter/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before

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Unless you're an extreme athlete, recovering from an injury, or over 60, you probably need only 50 to 60 grams of protein a day. And you probably already get that in your food without adding pills, bars or powders. Madeleine Cook and Heather Kim/NPR hide caption

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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The reasons for why Americans and Canadians choose to tweet differently is difficult to determine. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Study Shows Americans Are Meaner On Twitter Than Canadians

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At Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh, families across the Jewish community will gather at the annual "Latkepalooza" to mark their first Hanukkuh since the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in October. Alan Freed/Reuters hide caption

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A Grieving Pittsburgh Focuses On Community And Light In Hanukkah Celebrations

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A power plant near Katowice, Poland, the host city for a major global climate conference that began on Sunday. It is the most important climate meeting since the 2015 Paris climate agreement was signed. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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High Stakes As International Climate Conference Begins

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