Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

How one author is aspiring to make sex education more relatable for today’s kids – NPR

Here are 5 tips to help you stay safe and cool in extreme heat – NPR

Emergency contraception: How it works, how effective it is and how to get it – NPR

The boundaries we set help us guard our energy. Here’s how to do it – NPR

Global HIV/AIDS Fight Is At a Crossroads After COVID-19 Setbacks – TIME

Why Extreme Heat Plus Pollution Is a Deadly Combination – TIME

Amazon’s Dangerous Ambition to Dominate Healthcare – TIME

Why Some Experts Suggest Getting a PCR Test, Even If You Already Know You Have COVID-19 – TIME

Why Not Everyone Should Take Paxlovid – TIME

The Metaverse Will Reshape Our Lives. Let’s Make Sure It’s for the Bette – TIME

The Next Hottest Alternative Milk Comes from Microbes – TIME

Multiple Sclerosis Patients on the Most Effective Ways Doctors Can Treat Their Condition – TIME

YouTube to Remove Abortion Falsehoods and Direct Users to Facts Instead – TIME

Biden Tests Positive For Covid-19, Has ‘Mild Symptoms’ – TIME

The Politicization of Fetal Viability – TIME

Why We Don’t Have a Pi Variant Yet — Even After So Much Omicron – TIME

How 988 Will Transform America’s Approach to Mental Health – TIME

I’m a Doctor Who Cares for Newborns. I’m Nervous After the End of Roe – TIME

Americans Still Disagree on Practically Everything About COVID-19 – TIME

Scientists Have a New Tool for Tracking COVID-19 Variants: Human Waste – TIME

Fears of more long COVID, a ‘mass disabling event’ as variants rip through California – Los Angeles Times

These California nurse-midwives want to provide abortions. They’re struggling to get trained – Los Angeles Times

Fueled by rapid reinfections, California’s soaring summer COVID wave could top winter surge – Los Angeles Times

L.A. County on verge of indoor mask mandate as deaths, hospitalizations rise – Los Angeles Times

Will Americans have the right COVID-19 vaccine this fall? Maybe – Los Angeles Times

Post-Roe, many autoimmune patients lose access to a crucial drug – Los Angeles Times

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi closes its doors – Los Angeles Times

California hopes cutting cannabis taxes will save struggling businesses – Los Angeles Times

Ultra-contagious BA.4, BA.5 subvariants fuel coronavirus spread across much of California – Los Angeles Times

How long should I isolate after I test positive for COVID? UChicago’s Dr. Landon gives us a timeline. – Chicago Tribune

Researchers urge doctors to test patients for toxic forever chemicals, which could cost Americans nearly $63 billion in hidden health costs – Chicago Tribune

Sewage sludge contaminated with toxic forever chemicals spread on thousands of acres of Chicago-area farmland – Chicago Tribune

Pritzker issues executive order for agency to distribute millions to Illinois communities hardest hit by opioid epidemic – Chicago Tribune

As monkeypox cases climb in Chicago, Gov J.B. Pritzker calling on federal health officials to ramp up vaccination efforts – Chicago Tribune

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin physicians are traveling to Illinois to provide abortions, increasing access to the procedure after the fall of Roe v. Wade – Chicago Tribune

Monkeypox continues to spread. 105 Chicagoans infected as vaccines roll out, health officials say. – Chicago Tribune

‘The virus is not done with us yet’: New COVID-19 variants better evade antibodies, doctors say – Chicago Tribune

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering urge President Biden to push federal action on guns – Chicago Tribune

New COVID-19 mutation raises concerns – Chicago Tribune

Forever chemicals found in drinking water throughout Illinois: Search the database – Chicago Tribune

After overturn of Roe, Illinois abortion clinics say more medical providers are urgently needed to meet out-of-state demand – Chicago Tribune

In call with Biden, Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks for increased federal funding to help states where abortion remains legal – Chicago Tribune

Sex-ed textbook rejected by Miami school board after parents invoke ‘Don’t say gay’ bill – Miami Herald

Kamala Harris talks Florida’s 15-week abortion law on swing through Orlando and Tampa – Miami Herald

The Florida Keys reports first confirmed case of monkeypox – Miami Herald

‘Absolutely be concerned.’ Monkeypox cases are surging in South Florida – Miami Herald

Florida argues 15-week abortion case belongs on fast track to state Supreme Court – Miami Herald

Injunction blocking new Florida abortion law short-lived, as state appeals – Miami Herald

Her son would have been born with half a heart. Now, a Florida abortion might not be legal – Miami Herald

House Passes Bills Protecting Abortion Access in First Votes After Supreme Court Ruling – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in Septemeber – The New York Times

Is Pilates as Good as Everyone Says? – The New York Times

Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System – The New York Times

How to Get Vaccinated, Tested and Treated for Monkeypox – The New York Times

Do Eye Creams Actually Work for Wrinkles? – The New York Times

How can I keep my pet cool and safe during a heat wave? – The New York Times

Covid Rises Across U.S. Muted Warnings and Murky Data – The New York Times

The Age of Distracti-pression – The New York Times

‘I Felt Trapped’: Sexual Abuse of Teens in the Military’s J.R.O.T.C. Program – The New York Times

A Clunky Mask May Be the Answer to Airborne Disease and N95 Waste – The New York Times

How Delta-8 THC Works — and Why Experts Are Worried About It – The New York Times

Biden continues to test positive for coronavirus in ‘rebound’ case – The Washington Post

Thousands of lives depend on a transplant network in need of ‘vast restructuring’ – The Washington Post

Scientists hone argument that coronavirus came from Wuhan market – The Washington Post

San Francisco, New York state declare monkeypox emergencies as outbreak grows – The Washington Post

Why your sunscreen isn’t working – The Washington Post

U.S. may need $7 billion for monkeypox, Biden administration estimates – The Washington Post

Second coronavirus booster shots for people under 50 on hold amid drive to speed up new vaccine – The Washington Post

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency as infections soar – The Washington Post

Meet the covid super-dodgers – The Washington Post

Unvaccinated man in Rockland County, N.Y., diagnosed with polio – The Washington Post

Amid GOP support, Senate Democrats see hope for same-sex marriage vote – The Washington Post

Officials reorganize HHS to boost pandemic response – The Washington Post

Is it safe to travel while BA.5 spreads? Health experts weigh in. – The Washington Post

I tried to fight the reality of aging. Here’s how I made peace instead. – The Washington Post

Democrats’ economic package may have just turned into a health-care bill – The Washington Post

Pandemic fueled surge in superbug infections and deaths, CDC says – The Washington Post

More Republicans push for abortion bans without rape, incest exceptions – The Washington Post

Biden officials urge use of booster shots, antivirals against BA.5 – The Washington Post

Federal officials warn pharmacists about denying abortion medication – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes Novavax coronavirus vaccine, adding to pandemic arsenal – The Washington Post

Drugmaker seeks approval for first nonprescription birth control pill in U.S. – The Washington Post

Lost your physical confidence after a fall? Here’s how to get it back. – The Washington Post

Democrats race to prevent spike in health premiums amid record inflation – The Washington Post

As the BA.5 variant spreads, the risk of coronavirus reinfection grows – The Washington Post

Republican states are trying to use federal covid aid to cut taxes – The Washington Post

To get banned abortion pills, patients turn to legally risky tactics – The Washington Post

Acupuncture could reduce tension headaches by half – The Washington Post

These elite runners say having a full-time job helps their performance – The Washington Post