Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

Why stinky sweat is good for you – NPR

This group’s wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it’s just getting started – NPR

The new U.S. monkeypox vaccine strategy offers more doses — and uncertainty – NPR

Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here’s what you need to know – NPR

The FDA recommends 3 home tests if you’re exposed to COVID to boost accuracy – NPR

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

Two Courts Ruled on Abortion in Emergency Situations. One Got It Right – TIME

If You Already Got a Second Booster, You’ll Still Be Able to Get the Omicron Shot – TIME

Does Federal Law Protect Abortions in Medical Emergencies? The Biden Administration Will Find Out in Court – TIME

How to Build Up Your Heat Tolerance to Prepare for a Hotter World – TIME

COVID-19 May Have Long-Term Effects on the Brain – TIME

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

Facing voter backlash, California Republicans recalibrate their antiabortion stance – Los Angeles Times

MPX? Mpox? The struggle to replace ‘monkeypox’ with a name that isn’t racist – Los Angeles Times

Monkeypox cases drop 21% worldwide, reversing a monthlong increase – Los Angeles Times

As global health threats evolved, the CDC didn’t – Los Angeles Times

Newsom vetoes bill to set up drug overdose prevention programs in some California cities – Los Angeles Times

Omicron is considered a milder coronavirus, but scientists aren’t so sure – Los Angeles Times

As monkeypox cases spiral, U.S. will stretch supply of vaccine by giving smaller doses – Los Angeles Times

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

Illinois expecting 580,000 initial doses of updated COVID vaccine next week – Chicago Tribune

Illinois sex ed law puts school districts in center of latest battleground in education culture wars – Chicago Tribune

Illinois hits 1,000 monkeypox cases, Chicago’s public health chief cautiously optimistic by slowed growth – Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area counties sue pharmacy chains for allegedly feeding opioid crisis – Chicago Tribune

Why is it so hard to find therapists who take insurance in Illinois? – Chicago Tribune

Monkeypox spread demonstrates need for spending flexibility, Chicago’s top doctor says – Chicago Tribune

CPS outlines COVID-19 protocols for new school year, including expanding test-to-stay program – Chicago Tribune

Should mental health professionals, instead of police, respond to some 911 calls? A ballot measure in November would ask some Chicago voters. – Chicago Tribune

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

Top U.S. cruise lines set to allow passengers without COVID-19 shots on most voyages – Miami Herald

Dangerous ‘extreme heat’ days to multiply in South Florida, study finds. Who is at risk? – Miami Herald

Will you pay less for your prescriptions under bill just passed by Senate? What to know – Miami Herald

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

Most Parents Are Saying No to Covid-19 Vaccines for Toddlers – The Wall Street Journal

What Types of Exercise Reduce Dementia Risk? – The New York Times

Can You Pass the 10-Second Balance Test? – The New York Times

People Who Do Strength Training Live Longer — and Better – The New York Times

Moderna Sues Pfizer and BioNTech Over Covid Vaccine Technology – The New York Times

Should I get a fourth show now, or wait for an Omicron-specific booster? – The New York Times

U.K. Approves Covid Booster Vaccine That Targets Two Variants – The New York Times

Going Hiking? Don’t Forget These Safety Tips. – The New York Times

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Noting Virus Is ‘Here to Stay’ – The New York Times

Coronaivurs boosters targeting omicron get FDA blessing for fall push – The Washington Post

U.S. life expectancy down for second-straight year, fueled by covid-19 – The Washington Post

Twitter labeled factual information about covid-19 as misinformation – The Washington Post

EPA finally moves to label some ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous – The Washington Post

Your first brush with coronavirus could affect how a fall booster works – The Washington Post

White House speeds monkey pox vaccines, but not everyone like the pace – The Washington Post

CDC, under fire, lays out plan to become more nimble and accountable – The Washington Post

FDA moves to make over-the-counter hearing aids available to millions – The Washington Post

More cruise lines are dropping vaccine requirements – The Washington Post

Polio virus is found in New York City wastewater – The Washington Post

Abortion bans complicate access to drugs for cancer, arthritis, even ulcers – The Washington Post

How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect your health care – The Washington Post

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