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Glued To Your Phone? Here’s How To Rethink Your Relationship With Social Media – NPR

How To Stay Safe When You Work Out In The Heat – NPR

What The Latest Science Shows About Breakthrough Cases – NPR

Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say – NPR

Why Crash Weight Loss Programs Don’t Work: Clues From Hunter-Gatherer Societies – NPR

Experimental Brain Implant Lets Man With Paralysis Turn His Thoughts Into Words – NPR

Alcohol Use Linked To Over 740,000 Cancer Cases Last Year, New Study Says – NPR


Now Is Our Chance to Rebuild U.S. Public Schools To Address Both Climate Change and Racial Inequality – TIME

Google’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Could Influence Other Companies to Do the Same – TIME

The CDC’s Masking Reversal Marks a Difficult New Phase of Joe Biden’s Pandemic Fight – TIME

Simone Biles’ Olympic Team Final Withdrawal Could Help Athletes Put Their Mental Health First – TIME

The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall – TIME

Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge – TIME

When Parents Said No to Their Kids Being Vaccinated, This Teenager Created VaxTeen. It’s Now More Crucial Than Ever – TIME

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System – TIME

The Only Way for the U.S. to Reach Herd Immunity Is With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – TIME

Even Vaccinated People Are Nervous About Going Back to ‘Normal.’ Here’s How to Cope – TIME

China Reviewing WHO Plan for Next Phase of Virus-Origin Probe – TIME

A Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Brewing in the U.S. Is There Enough Time to Stop It? – TIME

Pfizer-BioNTech Report ‘Encouraging’ Data on the Efficacy of Booster Shots – TIME

Why COVID-19’s Death Toll Will Climb Long After the Pandemic Is Over – TIME

What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic – TIME


‘Virtually all’ COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths in US among unvaccinated, White House says – Fox News

Moderna testing mRNA flu vaccine in clinical trial – Fox News

US hospitals not ‘adequately’ prepared for next pandemic, study finds – Fox News

Viruses most common cause of myocarditis in kids, American Heart Association says – Fox News

Sugary drinks and increased colon cancer risk linked in study involving nurses – Fox News

COVID-19 vaccine lotteries not associated with increase shots, study finds – Fox News

Why some vaccinated people are dying of COVID-19 – Fox News

Lambda variant raises concern due to ‘unusual’ mutations – Fox  News

Fauci says vaccinated people should ‘go the extra mile’ and wear masks in areas with low vaccination rate – Fox News

First migraine drug to both block, tackle headaches ‘shifts paradigm’ of treatment – Fox News

CDC mask recommendations for vaccinated individuals ‘remains unchanged,’ Fauci says – Fox News

‘Black fungus’ infections robbing India’s COVID-19 survivors of sight – Fox News

COVID-19 vaccines reduce viral load, severity in breakthrough cases, studies find – Fox News


Delta variant is ‘Covid-19 on steroids,’ expert says, with cases increasing in nearly half of US states – CNN

Flossing your teeth may protect against cognitive decline, research shows – CNN

Covid-19 vaccines save nearly 280,000 lives in the US, new research estimates – CNN

Five undervaccinated clusters put the entire United States at risk – CNN

US death rates are falling for many types of cancer, but not all, report says – CNN

With Delta variant spreading, experts split on whether to test vaccinated people for Covid-19 – CNN

How to know if you have ‘phone addiction’ — and 12 ways to address it – CNN

Pfizer vaccine protection takes a hit as Delta variant spreads, Israeli government says – CNN

When should vaccinated people wear masks now? – CNN

Breathing for less stress and more calm – CNN

Kids slept over an hour more with this training – CNN


CDC document paints more dire picture of threat posed by Delta variant – Los Angeles Times

California government, health workers must show proof of vaccination or be tested regularly – Los Angeles Times

Vaccine ‘obstinance’ is fueling Delta variant’s spread across America – Los Angeles Times

Giving blood has been off limits for many gay men. A new study could help change that – Los Angeles Times

Cold-weather virus in summer baffles docs, worries parents – Los Angeles Times

COVID vaccines still work against Delta variant, study says – Los Angeles Times

How your DNA might make you more susceptible to COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

Fans banned at Olympics; Tokyo under state of emergency – Los Angeles Times

Coronavirus cases in California rise for first time in months as Delta variant spreads – Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million globally. It’s as if Los Angeles were wiped out. – Los Angeles Times

Experts question WHO’s ability to lead probe into the pandemic’s origins – Los Angeles Times

Postpartum depression on the rise, especially for women of color, during COVID-19 pandemic – Los Angeles Times

Delta variant causes new lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions across the globe – Los Angeles Times


‘It just went boom.’ ICUs are being overwhelmed with younger — and sicker — patients – Miami Herald

South Florida hospitals see rise in young patients as COVID resurgence gains steam – Miami Herald

Miami-Dade’s mask request goes beyond CDC: wear them in public, including outdoors – Miami Herald

Presidents of all 12 Florida state universities urge students to get vaccinated – Miami Herald

CDC reverses course on K-12 mask guidelines, clashing with DeSantis’ plans for school – Miami Herald

Miami-Dade opens five new COVID vaccine, testing sites as cases continue to surge – Miami Herald

Overhaul of Florida program to aid brain-damaged kids now in hands of powerful politician – Miami Herald

The lines are back at COVID testing sites in Miami-Dade. Here’s how to navigate them – Miami Herald

Coronavirus cases in Florida are rising ‘at an alarming rate,’ surgeon general warns – Miami Herald

‘A pandemic of the unvaccinated.’ Miami hospital urges patients, workers to get shots – Miami Herald

Rapid rise in COVID patients leads Florida hospitals to limit visitors, prepare for worst – Miami Herald

Your child is talking about the Surfside condo collapse. How should you handle it? – Miami Herald

Skin inflammation could indicate serious health problems. Here’s how to tamp it down – Miami Herald

Want to lose weight? It’s not likely to happen with a dietary supplement – Miami Herald

Here are a few ways you can help children cope with trauma – Miami Herald


City leaders have no ‘current plans to close down Chicago again’ but ‘we need people to step up,’ public health commissioner says – Chicago Tribune

Chicago issues indoor mask advisory for everyone over 2, COVID-19 cases up nearly 50% in Illinois over the past week – Chicago Tribune

Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, according to CDC internal report – Chicago Tribune

Gym memberships are growing again as vaccines roll out, but not everyone is rushing back to work out – Chicago Tribune

CDC urges vaccinated people to wear masks indoors where COVID-19 is surging, recommends masks for everyone in schools – Chicago Tribune

Rush mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers, amid growing calls for hospitals to require shots – Chicago Tribune

7-day average for new COVID-19 cases in Illnois up fivefold in past month – Chicago Tribune

Reactions mixed on CPS’ mask mandate: ‘I’d prefer they follow the CDC guidelines’ – Chicago Tribune

New Illinois laws make it easier to get birth control and extend telehealth coverage beyond COVID-19 pandemic – Chicago Tribune

New COVID-19 guidance calls for all Illinois college students to be vaccinated: ‘Science is showing us that vaccines are the best way to protect our students’ – Chicago Tribune

‘The workforce that’s returning is not the same’: As employees return to offices, they may bring new addictions with them – Chicago Tribune

The Illinois county with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate faces steep challenges getting shots in arms: ‘We could very easily slip backward’ – Chicago Tribune

Daily coronavirus cases have doubled in Illinois this month while vaccinations are down by half – Chicago Tribune

As delta variant spreads in Chicago suburbs, mass vaccination sites to close in favor of ‘hyperlocal strategy’ to target areas where inoculations lag – Chicago Tribune

Lingering COVID-19 symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and severe migraines have Illinois making plans for long-haulers – Chicago Tribune

As Illinois eases COVID-19 school rules, teachers unions stress the need for unvaccinated kids to keep wearing masks – Chicago Tribune

Loyola Medicine to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for employees, becoming one of the first hospital systems in Chicago to require it – Chicago Tribune

Illinois reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since start of pandemic – Chicago Tribune

Organ transplant patients remain vulnerable as country struggles to reach herd immunity. ‘It’s an act of patriotism to get the vaccine.’ – Chicago Tribune

South Side hospitals among those getting $94 million to address inequities in health care – Chicago Tribune

In the post-pandemic office, on-site and virtual medical care may be the next big amenity – Chicago Tribune


Delta Variant Fears Spur More American to Get Covid-19 Vaccine – The Washington Post

FDA Under Pressure to Grant Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines – The Washington Post

Biden Plans to Require Covid-19 Vaccine or Regular Tests for Federal Workers – The Washington Post

Covid-19 Surge Prompts Schools to Reconsider Face-Mask Rules for Fall – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. to Keep Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Due to Delta Variant, Offical Says – The Wall Street Journal

The Delta Variant Upends the World’s Pandemic Response – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Pill Race Heats Up as Japanese Firm Vies With Pfizer, Merck – The Wall Street Journal

Delta Variant Helps Push Covid-19 Cases Higher in Every State – The Wall Street Journal

Unvaccinated Americans Are Behind Rising Covid-19 Hospitalizations – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Covid-19 Case Counts Have Doubled in Recent Weeks – The Wall Street Journal

Young Americans Aren’t Getting Vaccinated, Jeopardizing Covid-19 Fight – The Wall Street Journal

CDC Urges Schools to Welcome Kids Back, Vaccinated or Not – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Death Risk Is Extremely Low in Children, Studies Find – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer to Ask Regulators to Authorize Covid-19 Vaccine Booster – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Blood Clots Linked to Amino Acids in New Study – The Wall Street Journal

How Mutations Have Shaped the Covid-19 Pandemic – The Wall Street Journal

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Recommended for Some Covid-19 Patients – The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals Often Charge Uninsured People the Highest Prices, New Data Show – The Wall Street Journal

Midsize Pharmaceutical Firms Are the Industry’s Big Deal Makers – The Wall Street Journal

What Parents With Unvaccinated Kids Need to Know About the Delta Variant This Summer – The Wall Street Journal

Another Respiratory Virus Is Spreading as U.S. Gets Back to Pre-Covid-19 Life – The Wall Street Journal

Do You Need to Wear a Mask Again? – The Wall Street Journal


Where People Are Most Vulnerable to the Delta Variant – The New York Times

With the Delta Variant, Do I Need a Third Covid Shot? – The New York Times

In Reversal, F.D.A. Calls for Limits on Who Gets Alzheimer’s Drug – The New York Times

15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma, Advancing a $4.5 Billion Opioids Settlement – The New York Times

How does the Delta variant dodge the immune system? Scientists find clues. – The New York Times

Social isolation in the U.S. rose even as the crisis began to subside, new research shows. – The New York Times

Covid’s Lambda Variant: Worth Watching, but No Cause for Alarm – The New York Times

A new study finds genetic variations in Covid patients that could point to better drug treatments. – The New York Times

Fitbits Detect Lasting Changes After Covid-19 – The New York Times

Juul Is Fighting to Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the U.S. Market – The New York Times

How Weight Training May Help With Weight Control – The New York Times

What to Look for in a Physical Therapist – The New York Times

Do We Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day for Our Health? – The New York Times

The Challenges of Bipolar Disorder in Young People – The New York Times

Africa marks its ‘worst pandemic week’ yet, with cases surging and vaccine scarce, the W.H.O. says. – The New York Times

Delta, as expected, is now the dominant virus variant in the U.S., the C.D.C. estimates. – The New York Times

The Real Toll From Prison Covid Cases May Be Higher Than Reported – The New York Times

How to Support Adult Children Struggling With Mental Health – The New York Times

Biden Calls for Door-to-Door Vaccine Push; Experts Say More Is Needed – The New York Times


‘A rush to get shots’ – The Washington Post

CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts coronavirus outbreak were vaccinated but few required hospitalization – The Washington Post

‘The war has changed’: Internal CDC document urges new messages, warns delta infections likely more severe – The Washington Post

CDC urges vaccinated people in covid hot spots to resume wearing masks indoors – The Washington Post

Biden administration to curb toxic wastewater from coal plants with new rule – The Washington Post

‘A tipping point’: Government officials, health groups move to require coronavirus vaccines for workers – The Washington Post

How to stay cool during a heat wave in a home without air conditioning — and when to leave – The Washington Post

Johnson & Johnson recalls five Neutrogena, Aveeno sunscreen products containing traces of benzene – The Wasington Post

Driven by covid deaths, U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020 – The Washington Post

In this summer of covid freedom, disease experts warn: ‘The world needs a reality check’ – The Washington Post

Dreading a return to your communte? These tips might make it less terrible. – The Washington Post

Drug overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year – The Washington Post

FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder – The Washington Post

Israel starts administering third dose of Pfizer vaccine to at-risk adults – The Washington Post

Pfizer suggests booster shots will be needed this year, but government officials say science will dictate the timing – The Washington Post

FDA head urges probe of agency’s dealings with Biogen, maker of controversial new Alzheimer’s drug – The Washington Post

CDC says students vaccinated against the coronavirus can go maskless in fall – The Washington Post

FDA, facing intense criticism, narrows use of controversial Alzheimer’s drug to patients with early-stage disease – The Washington Post

New study on delta variant reveals importance of receiving both vaccine shots, highlights challenges posed by mutations – The Washington Post

For the vaccinated, would exposure to covid-19 act as booster and strengthen their immunity? – The Washington Post

The controversial approval of an Alzheimer’s drug reignites the battle over the underlying cause of the disease – The Washington Post

You had the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. Should you try to get a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna? – The Washington Post

Sunburn and the dangers of skin cancer – The Washington Post

Parkinson’s strikes more men than women. Researchers have worked for decades to learn why. – The Washington Post

Too many men ignore their depression, phobias, other mental health issues – The Washington Post

Emotional trauma of miscarriage on men is often overlooked – The Washington Post

Parents of kids with medical complexity are five times likelier to have poor or fair mental health than counterparts, study says – The Washington Post

Craving freedom from virus, U.S. heads into July 4 with sharply divided risk – The Washington Post

15 million people in the U.S. have missed their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, CDC says – The Washington Post

Johnson & Johnson says its coronavirus vaccine is effective against delta variant – The Washington Post

First rules to protect patients from unexpected medical bills issued by agencies – The Washington Post

White House launches ‘surge response’ teams to delta variant hot spots – The Washington Post

How to deal with regret and forgive yourself for making imperfect decisions – The Washington Post

Why perturbation-based balance exercises like ‘the airplane’ benefit so many people – The Washington Post

Extreme heat: How to stay safe in scorching temperatures – The Washington Post

Body shaming yourself: How to fight the ‘pervasive sense that there’s something wrong with you’ – The Washington Post