Lesley McClurg

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Effort to curb drug overdoses takes lessons from pandemic wastewater monitoring

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Some public health officials are using lessons from the pandemic to try to track illicit drugs in the wastewater. The data could help officials craft local treatment strategies and prevent overdoses.


Transgender and non-binary people are up to six times more likely to have autism

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Transgender and non-binary people are up to six times more likely to also have autism. This intersection has researchers trying to understand the connection and how society views these identities.


Storms in the Bay Area have unleashed millions of gallons of untreated sewage water

Saturday, January 14, 2023

The massive storms in California have overwhelmed the San Francisco Bay area's sewage systems. Millions of gallons of untreated wastewater are pouring through streets and into the bay.


A new law in California protects transgender youth who come for medical care

Friday, October 28, 2022

California is now a sanctuary for transgender youth who come for medical care. A new law protects families traveling from places where there are efforts to criminalize gender-affirming care.


Thousands of dead fish are covering Bay Area beaches after red tide hits region

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the shores of the San Francisco Bay area. Scientists say the red tide causing the fish kill is likely driven by climate change and human wastewater runoff.


Some 2,000 mental health care clinicians in California are on strike

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Clinicians say their employer, Kaiser Permanente, is breaking state law by taking too long to connect patients with therapists. They say patients have to wait up to eight weeks to get an appointment.


Women share their experience of getting an abortion before Roe made it legal

Sunday, May 29, 2022

With abortion rights in jeopardy, some women are telling their stories of terminating pregnancies before the procedure was legal. They want people to know how difficult that time was for them.


California debates opening supervised sites for people to use drugs

Monday, May 23, 2022

Advocates of the proposal say it would prevent overdoses, slow the spread of HIV and inspire drug users to seek help, while proponents say safe injection sites would create an "open drug scene."


As cases increase, the Bay Area is California's COVID hotspot

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The San Francisco Bay Area is in its fifth surge of the pandemic, surpassing last summer's Delta variant peak. But public health officials says this wave is different.


California is considering safe injection centers to help alleviate overdose crisis

Thursday, April 28, 2022

California lawmakers are debating whether safe injection centers will help combat the overdose crisis. A new bill would establish facilities for drug use under the supervision of a health care worker.


Some kids are happy to ditch the mask at school, others struggle with the transition

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Children's mental health experts have advice for how to help kids deal with masking uncertainty – and deal with peer pressure if their mask choice isn't popular at school.


Bay Area students weigh in on what it will be like to be mask-free in class

Monday, March 14, 2022

Starting Monday most schools in California will no longer require kids to wear masks. The change is sparking a variety of emotions in students, who'll be mask-free for the first time in two years.


California dropped its statewide mask mandate, but some counties are keeping it

Sunday, February 20, 2022

California has dropped its statewide mask mandate but a few counties are keeping restrictions, complicating things for those whose lives straddle places that require masks and those that don't.


An experimental depression treatment uses electric currents to bring relief

Sunday, February 06, 2022

The remedy is a new type of transcranial magnetic stimulation that's showing good results in just five days of treatment. For some patients, it's life-changing.


There's one population that gets overlooked by an 'everyone will get COVID' mentality

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The roughly 7 million Americans who are immunocompromised — including many disabled people — live with much higher risk of COVID, and near-constant vigilance.


COVID hit 13 members of their family the first time. A year later it struck again

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The second time Vanessa Quintero's family caught the virus, probably from her 8-year-old daughter, fewer people got sick. They and their doctors credit the protection of vaccination.


A 2nd wave of COVID through one family underscores why getting vaccinated is critical

Friday, November 12, 2021

COVID-19 has twice struck a Latino family living in a multi-generational setting in the San Francisco Bay Area, underscoring the importance of vaccination for the sake of all household members.


Breakthrough COVID Infections Add Even More Chaos To School's Start In 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

Some kids are getting sick or passing the coronavirus to vaccinated family and friends. It's all unnerving to many parents. "It felt like a terrible head cold," one dad says. "My brain was foggy."


California Doctors Say Surge In COVID-19 Cases Mirrors The Height Of The Pandemic

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A resurgence in COVID-19 cases in California is giving healthcare workers flashbacks. Some say what they're experiencing now is similar to what they saw in January, at the height of the pandemic.


As California's Pandemic Restrictions Drop, Drag And Queer Safe Havens Are Returning

Friday, June 18, 2021

Now that California has crossed its thresholds for dropping most COVID-19 restrictions, people are doing things they've been unable to for months. And, dude, they're stoked.