Guns in Orlando

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Sometimes there are no words. After the Sandy Hook tragedy we printed the names of the victims; what else could be said? We mourned, and moved... Read more

How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?

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In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience... Read more

Charting a course toward fewer gun deaths in America

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Twenty years ago, when I started my teaching and research in gun violence prevention policy, the murder rate in the U.S. was roughly double... Read more

Gun violence galvanizes the health professions

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With over 120 different medical specialties, many with narrow perspectives, it’s easy for the medical community to miss the big picture... Read more

Ferguson: A tale of health disparities

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This post is part of an exchange between The Public's Health and the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University... Read more

Facing the concussion risks of youth football

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After years of denying the link between football and brain disease, this month the National Football League’s own experts calculated... Read more

The anguish of youth suicide

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If you were walking on a college campus today, could you identify the minds that are plagued by despair and suicidal urges? How many would tell... Read more

The victims of war

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While havoc spreads across the Middle East—in Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Gaza—it is civilians who are bearing the brunt of newly... Read more