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Still testing positive after day 10? How to decide when to end your COVID isolation – NPR

Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available – NPR

COVID vaccines are finally here for young kids. But the logistics aren’t easy – NPR

What to consider about contraception and pregnancy after Roe v. Wade is overturned – NPR

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are everywhere. Here’s what you should know about them – NPR

Dogs trained to sniff out COVID in schools are getting a lot of love for their efforts – NPR

Medical debt upended their lives. Here’s what it took from them – NPR

They thought they bought Obamacare plans. What they got wasn’t insurance – NPR

Coronavirus FAQ: I got COVID. Then I got it again. What’s the deal with reinfection? – NPR

Thousands of kids are getting sick from downing melatonin pills – NPR

What might life look like in a post-Roe America? – NPR

What Research Says About Mass Shootings – NPR


Why Pregnant People Should Get COVID-19 Vaccines As Soon As Possible – TIME

Without Roe v. Wade, U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates May Get Even Worse – TIME

Cutting Back on Meat? What to Know About the Reducetarian Movement – TIME

The Economics of Legal Weed Don’t Work – TIME

The Fight Over Abortion Has Only Just Begun – TIME

COVID-19 Deaths Rise, Reversing a 5-Week Decline, WHO Says – TIME

Forget Physique. Mental Health Is the Newest, Hottest Fitness Goal – TIME

The Great Tampon Shortage of 2022: The Supply Chain Problem No One’s Talking About – TIME

Fewer Than Half of U.S. Pharmacies Carry One of the Most Effective Drugs for Opioid Abuse

New Abortion Clinics Are Opening Near Borders and Airports to Stretch Access as Far as It Will Go – TIME

U.S. Lifts COVID-19 Test Requirement for International Arrivals – TIME

Owning Guns Puts People in Your Home at Greater Risk of Being Killed, New Study Shows – TIME

Let’s Use the Work Lessons of the Pandemic to Help New Parents – TIME

Weight Loss Surgery Is Linked to a Dramatic Drop in Cancer Risk: Study – TIME

The Tulsa Shooting Is a Reminder Health Care Workers Face Violence Every Day – TIME


Coronavirus in California is becoming easier to get, much harder to avoid. Here’s why – Los Angeles Times

This new California coronavirus wave isn’t sticking to the script: Big spread, less illness – Los Angeles Times

The antiabortion movement fuels a growth industry: Pregnancy centers – Los Angeles Times

School’s out. Will that help California get ahead of COVID-19? – Los Angeles Times

Senators reach a bipartisan deal on gun safety – Los Angeles Times

California bill would boost schools’ access to student COVID-19 vaccine data – Los Angeles Times


Illinois getting nearly 4,500 doses of monkeypox vaccine from national stockpile – Chicago Tribune

Companies are offering travel benefits for employees seeking abortions, but will those efforts be challenged? – Chicago Tribune

Illinois activists and legal scholars say Supreme Court abortion decision means LGBT rights and contraception could be in danger – Chicago Tribune

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls special legislative session on reproductive rights as Roe decision reverberates through Illinois politics – Chicago Tribune

With Roe overturned, Illinois — a Midwest refuge for abortion care — prepares for influx of patients from other states – Chicago Tribune

With Roe overturned, a new Illinois nonprofit has begun providing free light aircraft flights for patients traveling to get an abortion – Chicago Tribune

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to ban abortions – Chicago Tribune

House sends gun violence bill to Biden as Buffalo and Uvalde shootings prompt end to decades of gridlock – Chicago Tribune

Supreme Court expands gun rights after series of mass shootings, striking down New York law – Chicago Tribune

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids, shots begin next week – Chicago Tribune

Illinois schools urged to resume COVID-19 saliva screenings in the fall – Chicago Tribune

If Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it could offer surprising benefit to Illinois: More corporate offices – Chicago Tribune

Hospitalizations at home? Some Illinois hospitals are giving it a try – Chicago Tribune

Guns now the leading cause of death for children as firearm-related fatalities soar in US and Illinois: ‘It’s a horrifying and terrible trend’ – Chicago Tribune

Illinois announces first probable monkeypox case – Chicago Tribune


Florida judge temporarily blocks new law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy – Miami Herald

South Florida clinics seeing influx of women as Florida’s 15-week abortion ban looms – Miami Herald

This surpassed surgery as the most common abortion method. Could Florida seek to ban it? – Miami Herald

How well do COVID vaccines for kids under 5 work? And where can you get one in Florida? – Miami Herald

COVID vaccines for infants arrive in Florida. Here’s why doctors are throwing them away – Miami Herald

What does U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling mean for abortion in Florida? – Miami Herald

In Miami, the end of Roe v. Wade means fear and praise for a landmark ruling – Miami Herald

Miami has one of highest U.S. COVID-19 infection rates. Will the virus hurt summer tourism? – Miami Herald

DeSantis reverses course, allowing Florida doctors to order COVID vaccines for young kids – Miami Herald

DeSantis defends state decision not to order COVID vaccines for young kids – Miami Herald

Every state but Florida pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 – Miami Herald

South Florida synagogue sues over Florida’s new 15-week abortion ban – Miami Herald

Free COVID testing ends at Miami-Dade sites as federal funds dry up. Here’s what to expect – Miami Herald

‘We should definitely be concerned.’ Miami-Dade’s COVID-19 cases, positivity rates soar – Miami Herald

Florida undercounted COVID cases and deaths, failed to get test results, state audit says – Miami Herald

Planned parenthood, others file suit over Florida’s abortion ban after 15 weeks – Miami Herald


Supreme Court Puts Brakes on EPA in Far-Reaching Decision – The Wall Street Journal

As Roe v. Wade Protests Roll On, Abortion Providers Race Against Deadlines – The Wall Street Journal

Where Abortion Is Legal and Where It Loses Protections Without Roe v. Wade – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Disrupts Summer Plans as Variants Keep Case Numbers High – The Wall Street Journal

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Antibody Drug Found to Cut Risk of Severe Disease – The Wall Street Journal

BA.4, BA.5 Variants Rise Among U.S. Covid-19 Cases – The Wall Street Journal

Latest U.S. Covid-19 Surge Moves West as Pressure Eases in Northeast – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Urges Crackdown on Assault-Style Weapons Following Mass Shootings – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize Its Covid-19 Vaccine for Children Under 5 – The Wall Street Journal


Tracking the States Where Abortion Is Now Banned – The New York Times

Learn to Cook (and Love It) in 10 Easy Dishes – The New York Times

How Long Does Covid Immunity Last? Will a Second Illness Be Worse? How Can I Prepare? – The New York Times


Supreme Court lets vaccine mandate stand, tosses rulings on guns, abortion – The Washington Post

Omicron-based coronavirus booster shots will roll out this fall – The Washington Post

Abortion rights groups grasp for a post-Roe strategy – The Washington Post

Publix won’t offer coronavirus vaccines to children under 5 ‘at this time’ – The Washington Post

FDA orders Juul e-cigarettes off the market over safety concerns – The Washington Post

U.S. begins vaccinating young children against coronavirus – The Washington Post

The unintended consequences of the $178 billion bailout to keep hospitals and doctors afloat – The Washington Post

How to know if you’re a people-pleaser and what to do about it – The Washington Post

Senators unroll bipartisan plan to curb insulin prices – The Washington Post

Biden administration says it plans to cut nicotine in cigarettes – The Washington Post

Parents, want to stop overdoing it? Research offers a clue how. – The Washington Post

EPA warns toxic ‘forever chemicals’ more dangerous than once thought – The Washington Post

Covid is making flu and other common viruses act in unfamiliar ways – The Washington Post

Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough – The Washington Post

Pfizer-BioNTech shot for children under 5 safe and effective, FDA staff says – The Washington Post

FDA says Moderna vaccine for youngest children is safe and effective – The Washington Post

U.S. to lift covid testing requirement for fliers entering the country – The Washington Post

Moderna seeking FDA authorization of omicron-specific booster shot – The Washington Post

What science tells us about the mood-boosting effects of indoor plants – The Washington Post

FDA advisers recommend authorizing Novavax coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

A more traditional coronavirus shot on the way for some unable to wait – The Washington Post

Senators say gun deal is within reach, but without Biden’s wish list – The Washington Post

Baby formula plant at heart of shortage reopens – The Washington Post

White House says coronavirus shots for kids under 5 could begin June 21 – The Washington Post

Undoing Trump, EPA to empower states and tribes to oppose pipelines – The Washington Post

Kids’ mental health is getting worse. But that predated the pandemic. – The Washington Post