Before the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, before the U.S.

Gun-related fatalities are a problem in Washington state: Within the past few years, 665 people on average have died each year from firearm injuries—more people than were killed in car crashes.

In the aftermath of the slayings of nine people at Umpqua College in Oregon, Doug Zatzick shares advice on how to cope with tragedy and talk with family members about it. 

Forty-one percent of teens who live in a home where a firearm is kept reported having easy access to it.

Reducing obesity among children. Investing in early childhood programs. Devising strategies to reduce gun violence.

The gun-control debate is narrowly framed around criminal homicides and school shootings, which ignores the huge proportion of suicides that involve firearms.

Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, is the first winner of the Roux Prize, a new US$100,000 award for using rigorous statistical evidence in designing public health programs.

People hospitalized with a firearm injury are 30 times more likely to return to the hospital with another firearm injury than people hospitalized for other reasons.

Joining a gang in adolescence has significant social consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang.

Men who used a weapon against their female partners were more likely to commit a follow-up act of violence, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health and collaborating institutions. A weapon was defined a


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