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Gun deaths among black men at 28, doctors take steps to reframe gun violence as one of America’s top health crises

There has been a substantial increase in gun-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades and black men are the most affected, according to a new study by a team of emergency physicians. According to the study, they are 23 times more likely to be victims of firearm homicide than white men. …

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Analysis |  Fighting mental illness is not enough to stop gun violence

Analysis | Fighting mental illness is not enough to stop gun violence

Comment this story Comment In the wake of deadly mass shootings, including recent massacres in Colorado and Virginia, political supporters tend to follow a familiar playbook: Progressives demand tougher gun safety laws, while Conservatives stress the need to focus on mental health – and little progress is being made on either front. Even when it …

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Children with gun injuries have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses

Children and teens who survive a firearm injury have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses within a year, even compared to children who were injured in a car accident, according to a new study. A total of 35% of children injured by firearms received a new mental health diagnosis within a year …

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Philadelphia police lieutenant Robert Friel shows where a colleague placed a tourniquet on his left leg, allowing him to survive a bullet that shattered his thighbone and severed his femoral artery.

Why the tourniquet, a relic from the early days of medicine, is back amid the gun violence epidemic

By the way blood was gushing from the bullet wound, Lieutenant Robert Friel knew he wasn’t for long. He collapsed on the floor of CVS on South 10th Street, unable to move his leg. Friel had never been shot before, but after 28 years with the Philadelphia police, he knew enough to realize the bullet …

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The Cleveland Area Trauma Recovery Center specializes in counseling victims of gun violence

The Cleveland Area Trauma Recovery Center specializes in counseling victims of gun violence

CLEVELAND — Their necklaces are an extra boost to keep going, but their journey to recovery is long and it’s not easy, Alexis Johnson’s journey began in May. Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter, Abre’Bre’anna, was lying in bed when someone passing by fired into their home, one of which hit her in the head. “I just kept …

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