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Obesity Rates Rise During Pandemic, Fueled by Stress, Job Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle – NPR

Weight Training Isn’t Such A Heavy Lift. Here Are 7 Reasons Why You Should Try It – NPR

6 ways to deal with anxiety and uncertainty this winter – NPR


Juul Is No Longer U.S. Teenagers’ Preferred E-Cigarette. Puff Bar Seems to Have Taken Over – TIME

Can Breakthrough Infections Lead to Long COVID? For an Unlucky Few, Yes – TIME

Rethinking What it Means to Recover from Addition – TIME

What Happens When the World’s Most Popular COVID-19 Dashboard Can’t Get Data? – TIME

There’s No End in Sight for COVID-19. What Do We Tell Our Kids Now? – TIME

42% of Women Say They Have Consistently Felt Burned Out at Work in 2021 – TIME

The Calorie Fallacy: Why Counting Calories Isn’t an Effective Weight-Loss Strategy – TIME

Why You Feel So Tired All the Time – TIME

Can Cannabis Help Your Gut? – TIME

Here’s Why Companies Aren’t Fighting Biden’s Employee Vaccine Mandate – TIME

Some Vaping Companies Are Turning to Synthetic Nicotine to Outsmart the FDA – TIME

Moderna’s Case for a COVID-19 Booster Shot: Its Vaccine Protection Wanes by 36% After 12 Months, According to a New Study – TIME

COVAX Was a Great Idea, But Is Now 500 Million Doses Short of Its Vaccine Distribution Goals. What Exactly Went Wrong? – TIME

Recovery From Severe COVID-19 May Provide Better Future Protection Against Some Variants – TIME

A Climate Solution Lies Deep Under the Ocean — But Accessing It Could Have Huge Environmental Costs – TIME

Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Protect the Most Vulnerable, But Pose a Hidden Threat to Residents – TIME

What Is ‘Tragic Optimism’ and Can It Help Us Make Sense Of This Moment? – TIME


Disabled mothers-to-be face indignity: ‘ Do you have a man? Can you have sex?’ – Los Angeles Times

L.A. considers sweeping COVID vaccine mandate for restaurants, gyms, malls and salons – Los Angeles Times

All eligible LAUSD students would have to be vaccinated by January under board proposal – Los Angeles Times

News Analysis: Supreme Court signals Roe v. Wade will fall after allowing Texas to ban most abortions – Los Angeles Times


Nearly 600 United Airlines employees losing their jobs after refusing to get vaccinated; company says vaccination rate at 99% – Chicago Tribune

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 may not be ready until November – Chicago Tribune

Patients flood emergency rooms at Chicago area children’s hospitals, causing long wait times. Doctors urge parents not to bring kids to ERs unless necessary. – Chicago Tribune

When will kids under 12 be approved for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what parents need to know. – Chicago Tribune

NW Indiana health professionals, vets decry attempts to treat COVID-19 with ivermectin: ‘This is garbage’ – Chicago Tribune

As plans for booster shots are still up for debate, many with medical conditions have already received a third dose. ‘I want to be protected.’ – Chicago Tribune

Is a ‘twindemic’ on the horizon? Experts warn of brutal flu season as COVID-19 still spreads. Here are 8 things to know about getting your flu shot. – Chicago Tribune

President Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans – Chicago Tribune

United Airlines will place unvaccinated employees granted religious or medical waivers on leave – Chicago Tribune

New COVID-19 variant mu has a toehold in Illinois. Should you be worried? – Chicago Tribune

Biden blasts Supreme Court’s decision not to block Texas abortion ban – Chicago Tribune


New state rule: If student is exposed to COVID, parents decide whether they quarantine – Miami Herald

The U.S. Education Department is investigating Florida over school mask mandate ban – Miami Herald

‘Have at it.’ Biden readies for fight with DeSantis, other in GOP over vaccine rule – Miami Herald

Fearing Texas-inspire abortion law, Florida Democrats vow to fight new restrictions – Miami Herald

State files emergency motion with appeals court in school mask mandate legal fight – Miami Herald

Parents of students with disabilities sue to stop DeSantis from enforcing school mask ban – Miami Herald

Florida Senate president says Legislature will consider an abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill – Miami Herald


Americans Are Getting Covid-19 Boosters — No Questions Asked – The Wall Street Journal

CDC Chief Backs Pfizer Boosters for At-Risk Workers in Break With Panel – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Clears Covid-19 Boosters From Pfizer for High-Risk People – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer, BioNTech Say Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe for Children Aged 5 to 11 – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Rapid Testing in U.S. Lags Behind Other Countries in Delta Wave – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Says Covid-19 Vaccines Remain Effective Without Boosters – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Deaths in Delta Surge Trend Younger in U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Could Become Like the Flu if More People Get Vaccinated – The Wall Street Journal

Unvaccinated People 11 Times as Likely to Die From Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Administration Releasing Billions in Covid-19 Relief for Hospitals, Health Groups – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Its Abortion Law – The Wall Street Journal

As a Delta Wave Peaks in Some States, Others Brace for What’s Next – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Resurgence Clouds Business Travel Rebound – The Wall Street Journal

Child Covid-19 Cases Rise in States Where Schools Opened Earliest – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Launch Could Be Delayed for Many – The Wall Street Journal

EPA just detailed all the ways climate change will hit U.S. racial minorities the hardest. It’s a long list. – The Wall Street Journal

Use of Antiparasitic Drug Ivermectin Against Covid-19 Prompts Warnings – The Wall Street Journal


YouTube is banning prominent anti-vaccine activists and blocking all anti-vaccine content – The Washington Post

Second dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine increases protection against covid-19, maker says – The Washington Post

The days of full covid coverage are over. Insurers are restoring deductibles and co-pays, leaving patients with big bills. – The Washington Post

U.S. to buy hundreds of millions more doses of Pfizer vaccine to donate to the world – The Washington Post

The pandemic marks another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died of covid-19 – The Washington Post

Hospitalization rate for unvaccinated teens 10 times the rate for those vaccinated, CDC says – The Washington Post

Top federal health officials warn that booster shots initially may be limited to Pfizer recipients – The Washington Post