700 Articles Matching "gun"

Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

Dec 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article....
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U.S. Gun Deaths Rise To Highest Level In Nearly 40 Years, CDC Data Shows

Dec 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The 39,773 recorded deaths in 2017 marked an increase of more than 10,000 compared to 28,874 deaths in 1999, according to a CNN analysis confirmed by the CDC. Other news on gun violence focuses on an increase in state gun control laws, a report criticizing the sheriff's policy for responding to the Parkland school massacre and a request from grieving parents for a waiting period before a gun...
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U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
The numbers, which were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show that 2017 had the highest number of gun deaths going back to at least 1979, when gun deaths started to be included in death data, CNN...
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Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Dec 14, 2018 , CNN Health
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database....
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AMA tool helps doctors talk to patients about gun safety

Dec 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Medical Association on Thursday launched a new tool to aid physicians in talking with patients about reducing the risk of firearm injury and...
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Sandy Hook Shooter’s Documents Offer No Revelations, But Experts Say They Could Offer Insights About Disturbed Minds

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Under a court order, Connecticut State Police released hundreds of pages of documents that shed light on gunman Adam Lanza's anger and fascination with mass shootings. While some in the criminology field say it could spur copy cat killer or glorify mass shooters, others see it as helpful insights about his isolation and odd...
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Viewpoints: Lessons on How Robots, Wearable Devices Can Lower Health Costs; Gun Trauma Takes Big Toll On Caregivers, Too

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and...
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Doctors Who Treat Gunshot Victims Tell NRA Why Gun Safety Is Their ‘Highway’

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After the NRA said "anti-gun" physicians should stay in their lane, a growing number of doctors join the social media campaign with the hashtag "#ThisIsOurLane," gaining support from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Other gun violence news looks at a lack of CDC gun studies, a faulty high school active shooter drill and disturbing writings from the Sandy Hook...
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Viewpoints: Laws Needlessly Hurt Patients In Pain Who Really Need Opioids; #ThisIsOurLane Rightfully Aims To Resume Science Of Gun Safety

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

Dec 06, 2018 , WebMD
In terms of life expectancy, gun-related violence has a greater impact on blacks, while suicide had a greater impact on...
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Want To Get A Gun? This Proposed Law Could Have Police Checking Your Social Media Activity First

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
New York state Sen. Kevin Parker's bill would require a social media check for those applying for handgun licenses. But free-speech watchdogs and even some gun-control advocates are raising privacy concerns about the...
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New Drug Treats Dogs Scared by Loud Noises

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
Pexion (imepitoin tablets), just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is for dogs scared by loud noises such as fireworks, street/traffic racket, and gun...
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Mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ Strikes Another Canadian Diplomat As Experts Remain Flummoxed

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The newest case marks the 13th time a Canadian officer or family member has reported these “unusual health symptoms," while more than 20 Americans have also been affected. In other public health news: cancer treatment, the placenta, Christmas gifts for kids, suicide, gun violence, and more....
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Drug Overdose Deaths In The U.S. Hit Record High [Infographic]

Dec 01, 2018 , Forbes
According to the CDC, U.S. synthetic opioid overdose deaths increased by 45% last year. Deaths from car accidents, gun violence and AIDS have never proven as deadly in a single year as drugs have for Americans in...
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Commentary: The gun violence lane leads directly to the emergency department

Nov 30, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Firearms violence is a serious public health issue in America, and emergency physicians are on the front lines. My colleagues and I see and treat the victims of this senseless and tragic violence every day in our emergency...
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Bajo Trump, aumenta el número de niños sin cobertura médica por primera vez en años

Nov 30, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
En 2017, 376,000 niños se sumaron a las filas de los no asegurados, según un análisis de la Universidad de Georgetown. Y los latinos son los más...
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26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
Cameron Underwood, of California, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face in June 2016. Eighteen months later, after 25 hours of surgery, he received a face transplant at NYU....
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Doctors Urge The CDC To Create A Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force

Nov 29, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a new JAMA Surgery Viewpoint, surgeons at the front lines of gun violence urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take action and set priorities for research and advocacy. “America should not be known as the place where citizens do not feel safe in a church, a school or an outdoor......
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Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo's fight against Ebola

Nov 29, 2018 , Reuters
When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes....
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Riled Over Gun Violence Debate, Doctors And Medical Professionals Flock To Support @ThisIsOurLane Twitter Handle

Nov 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The popularity of the Twitter handle highlights the profession's deep interest in the topic, which was ignited after an NRA tweet directed doctors to "stay in their...
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