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Ending Gun Violence in the Americas: A Preventable Pandemic

Ending Gun Violence in the Americas: A Preventable Pandemic

By guest contributors Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD MA; Arthur Cervantes Trejo MD MPH DrPH; Paul Tarcisius Uribe-Leitz MD MPH; John Lindsay-Poland, Keith Martin MD PC; Stephen Hargarten MD What is the problem? When investigating the epidemiology and impact of infectious disease outbreaks, researchers examine all characteristics of biological damage, assess and treat elements of disease, and …

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Walz: Statewide 'swatting' shows need for gun safety, mental health funding

Walz: Statewide ‘swatting’ shows need for gun safety, mental health funding

ROCHESTER — Gov. Tim Walz has again called for a gun safety hearing in the Minnesota Senate following a series of “runover” incidents at schools across the state on Wednesday. Walz said her 15-year-old son, who attends high school in Mankato, Minn., came home traumatized after police responded to a false call reporting an active …

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Let's not re-stigmatize mental health because of gun violence

Let’s not re-stigmatize mental health because of gun violence

Stigmatizing mental illness by using it as a justification for gun violence is not just misinformation, it regularly erodes the progress that has been made in public discourse on the subject. Continuing this discussion is imperative for the future of mental health awareness, but only by doing so with the right information. Gun violence has …

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