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A team of pediatricians noticed that many of their young black and Hispanic patients were deficient in vitamin D. A hefty weekly dose of of the vitamin for two months was needed to get most of the teens' blood levels to the concentration that endocrinologists advise. Noel Hendrickson/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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Lee Ann Johnson, director of the Missoula Indian Center, encourages Native Americans in Montana to enroll in private coverage through at an outreach event on Saturday, November 15. Eric Whitney hide caption

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An illustration of a healthful meal drawing from the African Heritage Diet Pyramid and African culinary traditions. Illustration by George Middleton hide caption

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Illustration by George Middleton