Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

Virtual workouts spiked during the pandemic — and the trend is sticking around – NPR

Telehealth abortion demand is soaring. But access may come down to where you live – NPR

How paying attention can help you appreciate what’s right in front of you – NPR

6 tips to help you get the most out of your health insurance plan – NPR

If you’ve had omicron before, are you safe from infection by the new variants? – NPR

Inside the Right-Wing Movement to Ban Trans Youth From Sports – TIME

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists – TIME

Oklahoma Approves the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Ban – TIME

After Supreme Court Leak, Republican-led States Ready Legislation to Ban or Criminalize Abortion – TIME

Coronavirus cases in California rising fast, with some regions seeing infections double – Los Angeles Times

With baby formula scarce, California mothers are sharing their breast milk – Los Angeles Times

After less than 2 1/2 years, U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1 million – Los Angeles Times

Abortion rights bill falls short in Senate, but Democrats hope to send message – Los Angeles Times

Galvanized by abortion fight, Orange County women could upend congressional races – Los Angeles Times

Here we go again: California coronavirus cases rising. Is a new wave coming soon? – Los Angeles Times

As COVID-19 cases rise, 60% of kids 5 to 11 in Illinois are still unvaccinated – Chicago Tribune

Chicago expected to reach ‘high’ COVID-19 level as soon as next week – Chicago Tribune

State issues permits for new craft cannabis operations to start construction amid ongoing turmoil in Illinois marijuana industry – Chicago Tribune

Feds take rare step of dropping drug conspiracy case after agent’s race-tinged testimony – Chicago Tribune

Missouri. Louisiana. Arizona. Patients are already traveling hundreds of miles to have abortions in Illinois. – Chicago Tribune

Parents struggle with baby formula shortage in the Chicago area. ‘It’s kind of scary.’ – Chicago Tribune

With Roe v. Wade reversal expected, Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledges $500K for abortion access in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Chief Justice Roberts confirms leak draft opinion on Supreme Court abortion case; Biden warns other rights threatened – Chicago Tribune

Indoor masking ‘strongly recommended’ but still optional in Chicago and in schools as COVID-19 numbers climb – Chicago Tribune

Bike advocates alarmed by number of car-related deaths in the city; at least 3 this year – Chicago Tribune

Illinois’ cannabis license residency requirement faces court challenge — the latest legal fight affecting the state’s 2-year-old recreational pot industry – Chicago Tribune

If Roe falls, Illinois abortion providers plan for influx of 20,000 to 30,000 more patients traveling here each year. ‘We will fight for what little is left of abortion access.’ – Chicago Tribune

Has rare monkeypox spread to Florida? Health officials investigate in Broward County – Miami Herald

As more doctors are kidnapped in Haiti, hospitals protest by refusing new patients – Miami Herald

Supreme Court decision may hinder access to IVF, a revolutionary fertility tool of the Roe era – Miami Herald

Amid Supreme Court bombshell, providing abortions in Florida is already a challenge – Miami Herald

Latest Covid-19 Wave Expands to More of U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Surpasses One Million Covid-19 Deaths – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Calls for Renewed Efforts to Bolster Fight Against Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Factory Destroyed More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Than Previously Thought, Lawmakers Say – The Wall Street Journal

Omicron’s Trajectory Shows Challenges of Maintaining Immune Defenses – The Wall Street Journal

WHO Says 15 Million Have Died From Pandemic, With Highest Toll in India – The Wall Street Journal

Supreme Court Is Investigating Leak of Draft Opinion Overruling Roe v. Wade – The Wall Street Journal

How Often Can You Be Infected With the Coronavirus? – The New York Times

Can a Night Owl Become an Early Bird? – The New York Times

He Spurred a Revolution in Psychiatry. Then He ‘ Disappeared.’ – The New York Times

Abortion Pills Stand to Become the Next Battleground in a Post-Roe America – The New York Times

Draft Supreme Court Opinion Would Overturn Abortion Decision – The New York Times

Why Do Carbs Give Me Headaches? – The New York Times

Pfizer covid shot 80 percent effective in younger kids, early data shows – The Washington Post

CDC recommends coronavirus booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 – The Washington Post

Top Biden health officials sound warning on rising coronavirus infections – The Washington Post

Rare monkeypox case confirmed in Massachusetts – The Washington Post

Yes, adults can be picky eaters. Here’s how to stop. – The Washington Post

Pollution caused 1 in 6 deaths globally for five years, study says – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes a coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5 – The Washington Post

Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks – The Washington Post

FDA comes to agreement with baby formula factory to resume production – The Washington Post

1 in 6 Americans live in areas with significant wildfire risk – The Washington Post

Abortion feels hyper-polarized. But what if it’s not? – The Washington Post

Biden pulls 3 offshore oil lease sales, curbing new drilling this year – The Washington Post

The bar for reimposing mask mandates is getting higher and higher – The Washington Post

GOP opposition leaves covid aid in peril as White House warns of surge – The Washington Post

U.S. surpasses record 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021 – The Washington Post

Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers – The Washington Post

After 1 million deaths, covid leaves millions more forever changed – The Washington Post

FDA sharply limits use of Johnson & Johnson shot due to rare blood clots – The Washington Post

Nearly 15 million deaths related to covid-19, WHO estimates – The Washington Post

Virus mutations aren’t slowing down. New omicron subvariant proves it. – The Washington Post