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This Thanksgiving, let science help you roast a tastier turkey

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Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot into the arm of Norman Solomon in San Rafael, Calif., in October. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Dean received six stitches and a tetanus shot after he cut his knee in May. In August, his wife, DeeAnn, feared going to the same emergency room where he was treated, delaying her diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Blake Farmer/WPLN News hide caption

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LiceDoctors technician Linda Holmes checks the heads of everyone in the Marker family for lice, including preschooler Hudson. It cost more than $200 to get the four-person household checked — eyebrows and Dad's beard included. Rae Ellen Bichell/KHN hide caption

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Colin Sweeney, 12, got a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as his mother, Nicole, stands by in Pasadena, Calif., in May. As of this week, kids aged 5 to 11 can also get vaccinated against COVID-19. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Some parents want to wait to vaccinate their kids. Here's why doctors say do it now

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Booster shots are now recommended for millions of Americans. Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday via Getty Images hide caption

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What you need to know about COVID boosters

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Add five-minute stints of fun and easy exercise to your day at home by working with what's around you, says trainer Molly McDonald. Cha Pornea for NPR hide caption

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Restaurant food and packaged foods are often high in salt to make them more palatable. The Food and Drug Administration wants to see the food industry gradually reduce sodium levels in these foods. Eric Savage/Getty Images hide caption

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Eating too much salt is making Americans sick. Even a 12% reduction can save lives

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Weightlifting or other forms of strength training can be a smart addition to your exercise routines. It can help stave off chronic illness and manage weight gain. gradyreese/Getty Images hide caption

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A "mild" breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all. Towfiqu Barbhuiya/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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I got a 'mild' breakthrough case. Here's what I wish I'd known

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One neuroscientist finds that simply savoring a cup of tea as a daily morning ritual has helped her quell anxious thoughts in pandemic times. "It felt like I finally had a great excuse to just be present and enjoy the breeze and warmth of the bowl of tea and the reflections that I could see on the surface," she says. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study examines whether or not dogs are able to understand the difference between a human's mistake versus active intent to withhold a treat. Os Tartarouchos/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Dog May Know If You've Done Something On Purpose, Or Just Screwed Up

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In 'Dopamine Nation,' Overabundance Keeps Us Craving More

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First-graders listen to the interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Megan Reilly, read a book at Normont Elementary School in Harbor City on Aug. 16, the first day of school. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Johnson gives River a bottle in her home in Discovery Bay. Family members spent isolation together there this summer, after getting sick with COVID-19. Everyone has since recovered. Beth LaBerge/KQED hide caption

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Breakthrough COVID Infections Add Even More Chaos To School's Start In 2021

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Don't Focus On Kids' Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead

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