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NEJM Weighs in on Preventing Gun Violence

In an article this week on prevention of gun violence , Garen Wintemute offers this list of solutions: ACTIONS TO PREVENT FIREARM VIOLENCE Improve background-check policies Require background checks for private-party transfers Require state and local agencies to report prohibiting events Fully implement the existing federal background-check requirement Clarify definitions of prohibiting events Strengthen enforcement […]

Avoiding A Health Care Bubble

Ralph Snyderman The recent report from the┬áDepartment of Labor showing that the United States economy added just 69,000 jobs in May was met with surprise and disappointment and has had an immediate effect on the presidential campaign as well as the stock market. What was lost in this news, however, is that almost half of […]

Tobacco Control In The US: There’s Still Work To Be Done

Mike Magee MD We can justifiably take pride in the progress that we’ve made in the U.S. when it comes to tobacco. It’s been a battle, each step hard fought against a foe that consistently has put profit above health, and bent the truth at every turn. It’s been over 50 years since our federal […]

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