Laura Ungar, The Courier-Journal

Laura Ungar

The Courier-Journal

St. Louis, MO, United States

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  • Indianapolis Star
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  • USA TODAY
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  • KARE 11
  • Enquirer
  • Detroit Free Press
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Recent articles by Laura:

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

Expert warned high-ranking Kentucky officials of raging hep A outbreak. Nobody listened.

Hepatitis official Kathy Sanders told the state it needed to be more aggressive in tackling the outbreak. She was ignored. → Read More

Lawmaker calls for a review of Kentucky's 'poor response' to deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Sen. Morgan McGarvey is looking into filing a concurrent resolution directing state to examine "poor response" to hepatitis A and ways to improve. → Read More

Kentucky's 'too low and too slow' response to the nation's worst hepatitis A outbreak

Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak is the worst this century, sickening nearly 4,100 and killing 40. And the state could have done more to control it. → Read More

For Eastern Kentucky woman, hepatitis A was 'a really big wake-up call'

A bout with hepatitis A made an Eastern Kentucky woman even more determined to get sober. → Read More