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Sarah Ladd

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Think you have an eating disorder? How to know and get help in Louisville

"If you think you have an eating disorder, the hardest thing to do is to reach out for help." Here's how to get help in Louisville, KY. → Read More

Louisville parents, beware: RSV hospitalizations for children spiking early this year

RSV is "a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms" but in rare cases it can be fatal → Read More

World Health Organization says COVID's 'end is in sight.' Here's where Kentucky stands

The director of the World Health Organization reported the lowest number of weekly virus-related deaths since March 2020. → Read More

COVID forced Kentuckians into a 'baseline of anxiety.' How primary care providers can help

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes anxiety and depression up nationwide, Kentucky primary care doctors see increases in patients needing treatment. → Read More

What Kentuckians should know about the new COVID-19 boosters targeting omicron

A new vaccine booster shot is coming to Kentucky as the omicron subvariants BA.5 and BA.4 continue to drive infections. → Read More

Life expectancy for Kentuckians just dropped. Here's why and what to know

The life expectancy at birth for Kentuckians dropped by 3.4 years from 2019-2021 in a decline that is being seen nationwide. → Read More

Kentucky could get FDA-approved COVID boosters to target omicron variants soon

Kentuckians could have access to updated COVID-19 vaccine booster shots that target the omicron variant and its subvariants as soon as next week. → Read More

How these dogs play a big role in healing Louisville hospital patients

Facility dogs are highly trained professionals who spend years learning how to be calm and comforting during emotionally charged times. → Read More

President Biden is taking Paxlovid for COVID. Here's what to know about the antiviral drug

As the COVID-19 subvariant BA.5 continues to race across the state and nation, Paxlovid is becoming a more common treatment. → Read More

PSA: Kentucky residents can call, text suicide prevention lifeline 988 starting Saturday

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which includes calls and texts, will go live Saturday. It will link Kentuckians with local resources → Read More

Louisville monkeypox cases increase. Here's what to know about vaccines, disease spread

There were more than 8,000 monkeypox cases reported in 57 locations worldwide as of July 8, with 790 of those in the United States. → Read More

Feeling overwhelmed? Louisville therapist says these 8 daily habits can aid mental health

Taking care of your mental health is a job that requires constant, daily work, and it extends beyond therapy sessions. → Read More

Latest COVID-19 subvariant BA.5 is sweeping through Louisville. Here's what to know

The BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19's omicron variant is the dominant strain in Louisville's wastewater, data from June 30 shows. → Read More

Will Louisville employers help workers get access to abortion? Here's what they're saying

National companies like Kroger and Dick's Sporting Goods have announced reimbursements for employees who must travel for an abortion → Read More

Here's what to know about monkeypox now that Kentucky has a probable case

"The risk to the general public remains low," public health commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement on monkeypox in Kentucky. → Read More

Potential case of monkeypox reported in Kentucky pending CDC identification

Monkeypox is a rare virus that can begin much like the flu, including symptoms of fever, lymph node swelling and painful rashes rashes. → Read More

Cases of mysterious childhood hepatitis reported in 5 Kentucky counties

The World Health Organization has reported 650 probable cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis in kids from 33 countries between April 5 and May 26. → Read More

Louisville health director Moyer, leaving job for Humana, reflects on COVID fight and more

The doctor helped navigate the city through the explosion of COVID-19 and the subsequent vaccine effort. → Read More

Leapfrog rates hospitals from A to F. Here's how Louisville facilities ranked on 2022 list

The Leapfrog rankings come out twice a year and assign a letter grade to thousands of U.S. hospitals based a variety of patient-care issues. → Read More

A great hike often leads to a great overlook. Here are 5 to see at Kentucky State Parks

All of these hiking trails can be reached by car from Louisville, Kentucky in less than 4 hours. The beautiful overlooks at the end are just a plus. → Read More