Laura Ungar, Route Fifty

Laura Ungar

Route Fifty

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Recent:
  • Route Fifty
Past:
  • KMUW
  • Kaiser Health News
  • The Courier-Journal
  • Indianapolis Star
  • USA TODAY
  • ksdk.com
  • KARE 11
  • Enquirer
  • Detroit Free Press
  • wusa9
  • and more…

Recent articles by Laura:

Not Just Opioids: Death Toll From Cocaine is Rising

While the U.S. continues to focus mainly on the opioid crisis, cocaine is quietly making a comeback and has become one of the biggest overdose killers of African Americans when tainted with fentanyl. → Read More

School Districts Double Down On Drug Testing, Targeting Even Middle Schoolers

FORT SCOTT, Kansas — Thirteen-year-old Aura Brillhart and her 11-year-old sister, Morgan, will face a new sort of test in school this year: a drug test. → Read More

Back To School 2019: Backpack, Lunchbox And A Drug Test

As schools begin a new year, more districts will test students as young as 11 for illicit drug use even as other drug prevention efforts are scaled back. More than 1 in 3 school districts nationwid… → Read More

Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging

One out of every 13 older Americans struggles to find enough food to eat while the federal program intended to help hasn’t kept pace with the graying population. → Read More

Hepatitis A is breaking out across the country in wake of opioid crisis

In the wake of the opioid crisis, the hepatitis A virus is spreading in more than half the states and making its way into the general public. → Read More

Hepatitis A is breaking out across the country in wake of opioid crisis

In the wake of the opioid crisis, the hepatitis A virus is spreading in more than half the states and making its way into the general public. → Read More

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

A national trend of boozeless bars is cropping up nationwide to create social spaces without the hangovers, DUIs and alcoholism culture. It’s part of a new push for sober options. → Read More

Fun without alcohol? Sober bars offer social connections without peer pressure to drink

Alcohol is linked to heart disease, depression and many cancers, yet 67 million in US binge drink at least monthly. Sober bars want to change that. → Read More

Fun without alcohol? Sober bars offer social connections without peer pressure to drink

Alcohol is linked to heart disease, depression and many cancers, yet 67 million in US binge drink at least monthly. Sober bars want to change that. → Read More

As measles cases reach record levels nationwide, 2 Kentucky kids have been infected

As measles rises to unprecedented levels across America, two Kentucky children have been infected. → Read More

Life out of tragedy: Organs donated by overdose victims are saving lives

Organs from those who have struggled with addiction are saving lives in Kentucky and across the nation. → Read More

Overdose victims 'living on and helping other people' through organ donations

Increasingly, organs from those who have struggled with addiction are saving lives in Kentucky and across the nation → Read More

Horse racing is more dangerous than football for concussions. Why isn't the US doing more?

Jockeys have high rates of concussions, but US horse racing lags other sports and horse racing in other countries when it comes to dealing with them. → Read More

What you need to know about concussions and treating them

Wondering what a concussion is exactly? Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

Bevin: 'People are wise to get themselves vaccinated' against hepatitis A

Kentucky is in the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the U.S., sickening more nearly 4,400 people and sending nearly half to the hospital. → Read More

Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak claims another victim, raising the death toll to 44

One more person has died due to the hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky, bringing the death toll to 44 → Read More

Another Kentuckian has died due to hepatitis A, bringing death toll to 44

One more person has died due to the hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky, bringing the death toll to 44 → Read More

Review of Kentucky's hepatitis A response gets bipartisan support

A committee voted to send a resolution ordering a review of the Kentucky's hepatitis A response to the Senate. → Read More

Where a woman delivers her baby in Kentucky can determine how safe she is

Childbirth complications at some Kentucky hospitals far exceed the national average → Read More

2 Kentucky Congressmen question why state officials didn't act faster in deadly hepatitis A outbreak

U.S. Reps. Hal Rogers and John Yarmuth say Kentucky appears to have dropped the ball → Read More