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Article ID: 705212

What more could we do to prevent veteran suicides? Survey reveals clues

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Every day, 20 veterans die by suicide -- and most choose a firearm to do it. A new survey of veterans who receive VA mental health care could guide suicide prevention efforts. Ninety-three percent said they would approve of the VA offering options to address firearm access – such as having health providers ask about veterans’ access to firearms, providing gun locks, or teaching veterans’ family and friends about suicide warning signs and firearm safety.

10-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704415

Embargoed AJPH research: Vacant lot cleanup reduces shootings, opioid and amphetamine births, e-cigarette trust, vaccine exemption

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on how vacant lot cleanup reduces shootings, opioid and amphetamine births increase, e-cigarette trust and public health sources, vaccine exemption laws and more.

26-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704281

Media Portrayals of Black Men Contribute to Police Violence, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Finding suggests media bias influences the rates at which police engage black men

26-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704312

Emergency Room Physician Tamara O’Neal, MD, and Pharmacy Resident Dayna Less are Victims of Gun Violence at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Loyola University Health System

As a doctor who often treated shooting victims, Mercy Hospital emergency department physician Tamara O'Neal, MD, was greatly concerned about the toll of gun violence. Dr. O'Neal herself became a victim of gun violence on November 19 when she and two others were killed by a gunman at Mercy Hospital.

20-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704271

Why research on firearm safety is essential

University of Michigan

Q&A with Rebecca Cunningham, co-leader of FACTS and an emergency physician and associate vice president for research at U-M, discussed the announcement.

20-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704166

Firearm Deaths, Injuries Among Children: New Website to Accelerate Knowledge, Prevention

University of Michigan

The site,, aims to share what’s known—and what experts still need to find out—about guns and people under age 19. The site offers free access to a trove of data on the issue, as well as training for health care providers and others.

16-Nov-2018 4:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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