Posts tagged "gun violence"

Nov. 16 news: Bipartisan gun control deal, gun violence is public health, Legionnaires’ in California, plague in Madagascar

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
News release: Firearm injuries becoming more severe

News release: Firearm injuries becoming more severe

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years, among those hospitalized for their injuries.

Feb. 28 news: WHO on drug-resistant bacteria, gun violence, dentists’ use of opioids

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together

How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together

The gun violence epidemic in America got worse in 2016. As of October, more than 40 people every day have died in the U.S. by gunfire. That’s three more deaths every day than in 2015 and seven more than in 2014.

Oct. 18 news: Abandoned buildings and gun violence, household chemical hazards, heart disease risks

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

August 1 news: UNICEF for breastfeeding, gun violence as a pandemic, Zika in Miami

Check out today's public health news on Monday, August 1, 2016.
APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.

June 23 news: Gun control fight needs doctors, spray flu vaccine ineffective, alternative medicine spending

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
APHA expresses sincere condolences after Orlando shootings, urges commonsense solutions

APHA expresses sincere condolences after Orlando shootings, urges commonsense solutions

APHA expressed its sympathies for those affected by the shootings and its dismay over the tragic epidemic of gun violence affecting our nation.

June 13 news: New sleep guidelines, migraines and vitamin deficiency, reactions to Orlando shootings

Check out today's public health news on Monday, June 13, 2016.

June 7 news: Cigarette ads, gun violence and mental illness, cancer database

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

Yesterday, APHA joined Everytown for Gun Safety and numerous public health supporters nationwide to wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, an observance created to make it easier for people to show their support for common sense solutions that will prevent gun violence and save lives.