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Seeing movies with guns piques kids’ interest in using themChildren who view movies with gun violence are more interested in guns and violence than their peers who do not have this exposure, a recent experiment showed.
"Do you own a gun?"In what may be a misguided attempt to improve patient privacy because of anecdotal reports that a limited number of healthcare providers inquired about patients’ firearms ownership, the 2011 Florida Legislature modified the Florida Statutes related to Weapons and Firearms Crimes, creating §790.338 that prohibits licensed healthcare professionals from inquiring about gun ownership or the presence of guns in the home.
Physicians to appeal court affirmation of Florida law restricting gun counselingThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Florida Chapter and others plan to appeal the recent federal court decision that approves a Florida "gag" law restricting physician counseling and medical record notation about firearm ownership or presence in the home of a patient.
Gunshot wounds among kids on the riseHospitalizations and in-hospital deaths of children with gunshot wounds (GSWs) are increasing, up 81% and 59%, respectively, from 1997 to 2009.
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Physicians have role in gun control debate, say policy expertsPublic health experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research say the current gun policy dialogue needs more physician involvement, according to a new paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Viewpoint: Gun Violence is a public health problemThe recent shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has rekindled the debate of gun violence. Could addressing the violence as a public health problem curb it