Your Health : Shots - Health News There's never been more information about how to live a healthy life, yet the goal sometimes seems impossible to reach. We sort through the latest news on how to eat better, live longer and stay well.
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Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

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A serving of salmon contains about 600 IUs of vitamin D, researchers say, and a cup of fortified milk around 100. Cereals and juices are sometimes fortified, too. Check the labels, researchers say, and aim for 600 IUs daily, or 800 if you're older than 70. Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley hide caption

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Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

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Flaws in a study of the Mediterranean diet led to a softening of its conclusions about health benefits. But don't switch to a diet of cotton candy just yet. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

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From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

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A sample of saliva can unlock details about a person's genetic makeup. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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POLL: Genealogical Curiosity Is A Top Reason For DNA Tests; Privacy A Concern

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Immunofluorescent light micrograph of human colon cancer cells, highlighting the nucleus of each cell in pink. U.S. doctors have been seeing an increase in colorectal cancer cases — and deaths — among people under age 50. SPL/Science Source hide caption

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Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

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Lesley McClurg tests the at-home, over-the-counter food allergy test at KQED Headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., on April 11, 2018. Lauren Hanussak/KQED hide caption

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Do DIY Medical Tests Promise More Than They Can Deliver?

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An X-ray of Sherry Young's foot shows the four implanted screws — each of which cost more than a high-end computer. Courtesy of Sherry Young hide caption

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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

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Not seeing clearly can hamper a child's academic achievement, social development and long-term health, research shows. The right pair of glasses can make a big difference. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleven days after surgery on her shoulder and foot, Sherry Young of Lawton, Okla., got a letter from her insurance plan saying that it hadn't approved her hospital stay. The letter "put me in a panic," says Young. The $115,000-plus bill for the hospital stay was about how much Young's home is worth, and five times her annual income. Nick Oxford for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Sticker Shock Jolts Oklahoma Patient: $15,076 For 4 Tiny Screws

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Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, can carry Lyme disease. Kenneth H Thomas/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

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Lorena Bradford (left), head of accessible programs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., leads a session of the museum's Just Us program. The program gives adults with memory loss and their caregivers a chance to explore and discuss works of art in a small-group setting. Lynne Shallcross/KHN hide caption

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