Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

How to protect the people you care about from extreme heat – NPR

Whether from an antique shop or discount store, toxic lead items are easy to buy – NPR

BeReal Won’t Save Us From Social Media–Yet – TIME

How the Monkeypox Virus Does — and Doesn’t — Spread – TIME

Polio Fears Rise in New York Amid Possible Community Spread – TIME

Extreme Heat Makes It Hard for Kids to Be Active. But Exercise Is Crucial In a Warming World – TIME

Senate Democrats pass sweeping healthcare, tax and climate bill – Los Angeles Times

A new L.A. mask mandate would have less value at this stage of the pandemic, some experts say – Los Angeles Times

Some Illinois school districts to ditch COVID-19 tests this fall: ‘ The demand really wasn’t there’ – Chicago Tribune

Climate change is turning air conditioning into a matter of life and death. But government help is lacking. – Chicago Tribune

Indiana becomes first state to approve abortion ban post Roe – Chicago Tribune

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says defeat of Kansas abortion amendment a warning to Republicans seeking to ‘undermine bodily autonomy’ – Chicago Tribune

Abortions in Illinois for out-of-state patients have skyrocketed. And some wait times are exceeding three weeks – Chicago Tribune

Illinois health insurers propose price increases for Affordable Care Act exchange plans – Chicago Tribune

Board of Medicine votes to start writing rules for gender-confirming treatment of minors – Miami Herald

How many monkeypox cases are there in Florida and the rest of the nation? Take a look – Miami Herald

Are there monkeypox myths? A Miami Doctor breaks down disease fact and fiction – Miami Herald

Biden tests negative for coronavirus after rebound case – The Washington Post

Fauci warns of ‘trouble’ for those with BA.5 variant if not up to date on vaccines – The Washington Post

Monkeypox is ‘a public health emergency,’ U.S. health secretary declares – The Washington Post

70 deaths, many wasted organs are blamed on transplant system errors – The Washington Post

When you have covid, here’s how you know you are no longer contagious – The Washington Post

As children’s ADHD diagnoses rise, parents discover they have it, too – The Washington Post