Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

A 4-year-old can run errands alone…and not just on reality TV – NPR

Researchers explore an unlikely treatment for cognitive disorders: video games – NPR

People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on – NPR

Sleeping with even a little bit of light isn’t good for your health, study shows – NPR

What to Know About the XE Variant – TIME

Back-to-Office Pressure Is Creating a Crisis for Long COVID Patients – TIME

How a Florida judge’s mask ruling could cause problems in the next pandemic – Los Angeles Times

How Big Tobacco used George Floyd and Eric Garner to stoke fear among Black smokers – Los Angeles Times

L.A. County keeps mask mandate at airports, on public transit, despite federal changes – Los Angeles Times

In California, an army of genetically engineered mosquitoes awaits release. Will it backfire? – Los Angeles Times

Back to normal? For this family, the COVID-19 threat hasn’t gone away – Los Angeles Times

How many COVID deaths are ‘acceptable’? Answer is key to moving to a post-pandemic world – Los Angeles Times

Bruce Willis halts acting career after diagnosis with cognitive disorder – Los Angeles Times

As the cost of groceries rises, food pantries across Chicago see increased demand. ‘It has just not stopped.’ – Chicago Tribune

Is low-grade prostate cancer really cancer? University of Chicago doctor argues it’s time for a name change. – Chicago Tribune

COVID, cancer and overdoses: 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history – Chicago Tribune

New type of cigarette that ‘helps you smoke less’ debuts in Chicago stores this week, amid some controversy – Chicago Tribune

Chicago and CPS see rising COVID-19 numbers but ‘nothing alarming at this point,’ city’s top doc says – Chicago Tribune

The feds are no longer paying for COVID-19 tests for uninsured people. Here’s what that means in Illinois. – Chicago Tribune

‘It’s truly an early warning system.’ Sewage shows COVID cases rising in Miami-Dade – Miami Herald

Domestic violence deaths on rise in Miami-Dade even as overall murders decline – Miami Herald

With DeSantis’ signature, Florida bans most abortions after 15 weeks – Miami Herald

Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize Covid-19 Booster for 5- to 11-Year-Olds – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Pills to Become More Widely Available in U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

More Than Half of People in U.S. Likely Had Covid-19, CDC Says – The Wall Street Journal

Justice Department to Appeal Court Ruling Invalidating Public Transportation Mask Mandate – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer, Moderna, J&J See Respiratory Virus RSV as Next Vaccine Target – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer Says Covid-19 Booster in Children Ages 5 to 11 Sparked Immune Response Against Omicron – The Wall Street Journal

BA.2 Cases Rise, but Few Signs of a Covid-19 Surge So Far – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Variant Strategy for Long Haul Is Needed, FDA Official Says – The Wall Street Journal

Moderna asks the F.D.A. to authorize its vaccine for children under 6 – The New York Times

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens – The New York Times

Scientists Find No Benefits to Time-Restricted Eating – The New York Times

How Loneliness Is Damaging Our Health – The New York Times

Does My Mask Protect Me if Nobody Else Is Wearing One? – The New York Times

Is 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day Enough? – The New York Times

The Power of the Squat – The New York Times

A New Wave of Covid-19 Is Coming. Here’s How to Prepare. – The New York Times

Vaccines for young kids could be available in June, FDA official says – The Washington Post

In a milestone, FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars – The Washington Post

Moderna releases data to support its fall vaccine strategy – The Washington Post

Do I still need to wear a mask? A guide to help you decide. – The Washington Post

Road rage is up. How to deal with an angry driver — even if it’s you. – The Washington Post

A megafire raged for 3 months. No one’s on the hook for its emissions. – The Washington Post

New, highly transmissible forms of omicron may pose latest covid threat – The Washington Post

Covid cases rise in Northeast as BA.2 omicron subvariant takes hold – The Washington Post

Mask mandate extended for air travel and public transit through May 3 – The Washington Post

The next leap in coronavirus vaccine development could be a nasal spray – The Washington Post

Philadelphia brings back mask indoor mandate as covid cases rise – The Washington Post

U.S. life expectancy continued to drop in 2021, new analysis shows – The Washington Post

Medicare limits payments for new Alzheimer’s drug to clinical trials – The Washington Post

Biden announces long covid strategy as experts push for more – The Washington Post

EPA moves to ban the most common type of cancer-causing asbestos – The Washington Post

Many say they’re confused about whether, when to get second booster – The Washington Post