Samantha Young

Samantha Young

Congressman’s wife died after taking herbal remedy marketed for diabetes, weight loss

By: - August 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The wife of a Northern California congressman died late last year after ingesting a plant that is generally considered safe and is used as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, including diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, Kaiser Health News has learned. Lori McClintock, the wife of U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, […]

‘Not quite on board’: Parents proving a tough sell on COVID vaccines for teens

By: and - November 5, 2021

Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its efforts to inoculate teenagers — who have been eligible for the shot since May — continue to meet with a lackluster response. So far, about half of kids 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated in the U.S., compared with […]

Schools across America walking tightrope between safety and COVID

By: and - February 17, 2021

California mom Megan Bacigalupi has had enough. She wants her kindergartner and second grader back in their Oakland classrooms. But the coronavirus is spreading too quickly to open schools in Alameda County, based on the current state standards. And the local teachers union hasn’t agreed to go back — even after teachers have been vaccinated. […]