Laura Ungar

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Name: Laura Ungar
Date registered: September 10, 2012
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science?wprss=rss_health-science

Latest posts

  1. Trauma Surgeon Battles Bullets In The Operating Room And The Community — December 5, 2019
  2. Not Yesterday’s Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug — November 25, 2019
  3. Grief Grew Into A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill — October 31, 2019
  4. A Woman’s Grief Led To A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill — October 31, 2019
  5. The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots — October 2, 2019

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Trauma Surgeon Battles Bullets In The Operating Room And The Community

Weary of losing neighbors and patients to gunfire, St. Louis trauma surgeon Laurie Punch has a message: Gun violence is contagious, but so is healing. Doctors who teach can be part of the solution.

Not Yesterday’s Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug

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.

Grief Grew Into A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill

She spent five days in the hospital undergoing psychiatric care. The bill she got is about the same price as a new Honda Civic.

A Woman’s Grief Led To A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill

A woman in Illinois spent five days in the hospital undergoing psychiatric care to help her through a mental health crisis. The bill she got is about the same price as a new Honda Civic.

The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

State borders can highlight Medicaid’s arbitrary coverage. On the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, low-income people struggle with untreated health issues. But on the Illinois side, people in similar straits can get health care because their state expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

State Border Splits Neighbors Into Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

On the Illinois side of the Mississippi river, many families struggling financially can get health care, thanks to Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, their neighbors on the Missouri side don’t qualify.

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

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 nationwide give students drug tests.

Hepatitis A Races Across The Country  

In the wake of the opioid crisis, the highly communicable hepatitis A virus is spreading in more than half the states and making its way into the general public. Underfunded health officials are valiantly trying to fight it with vaccines.

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