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guns, Firearms, Injuries, Health Care Costs, Medicaid

Hospitalization Costs From Gun Injuries Exceeds $622 Million a Year

Hospitalization costs associated with gun injuries in the U.S. exceeded $622 million a year, much of it paid for by taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new study by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

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Experts Comment on Afghanistan in Advance of President's Address

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Human Rights, Human Rights Abuse, Civil Rights, Confrontation, Hate, hate violence, hate incidents, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, Virginia, Discrimination, Islamophobia , Sexism, Racism, Prejudice, Prejudices, Violence

A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate

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UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.

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Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Detecting a Concealed Weapon or Threat Is Not Easy, Even for Experienced Police Officers

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Terrorist attacks and bombings underscore the need for accurate threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a weapon is only slightly better than chance, according to research from Iowa State University.

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Most People Expect Physicians and Nurses to Protect Them From Harm in the Hospital

Hospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they’re in the hospital.

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Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

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Facebook Town Hall: Lets Talk About S&T's Free Virtual Training for Active Shooter Response

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Our EDGE First Responder Facebook Town Hall will take place on August 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 EDT. Follow http://www.facebook.com/dhsscitech for more details!

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Study Explains Link Between Academic Performance and Violence

A lack of variation in the stress hormone cortisol from morning to evening is tied to a wide range of negative health conditions, including inflammation and immune system dysfunction, new Northwestern University research suggests. In the first comprehensive review of the relationship between daily cortisol fluctuations and health, researchers at the School of Education and Social Policy combined data from 80 different studies to show that while cortisol levels matter, a lack of variation from morning to evening may be even more telling.

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Expert: Violence Will Only Escalate Ahead of Venezuela’s Referendum

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