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Health

Addressing the Epidemic of Gun Violence: A Call to Arms

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

This epidemic of violence has risen to the level of a public-health issue. While the nation hunkers down into the pro- and anti-gun control camps, we need to remember that there are some things on which we can agree: What we are doing now isn’t working. We need to start funding research on gun violence – whether that’s the act of a pair of shooters at a holiday party or the accidental death of a toddler. We need to better understand what is going on and how to stop it.

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Emotional Health

Random Acts of Violence: How to Avoid Living in Fear

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While we cannot control all the dangers in the world, we can control our response to them. We don’t have to give in to the terrorists’ plan and respond by distancing ourselves further and making the world all the more divided. Educating yourself and your family about what is really dangerous is the best way to stay safe.

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News · Politics

American Women and Guns

By Caitlin Kelly
By Caitlin Kelly

Women across the United States own and use guns, whether for sport or self-defense. Some live alone, far from law enforcement, some driving long hours at night alone through sketchy neighborhoods or areas where a cellphone call would produce little help in time to be useful. These women believe that a gun keeps them safe; it’s a tool they have bought and trained to use, a feature of their independence and self-reliance.

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