After decades of steady improvement, the death rate of America’s children and teens shot up between 2019 and 2021 — and COVID-19 wasn’t the reason.
Dovetailing with the hot-button issues of gun violence and abortion in the news recently, several bills passed by the Washington State Legislature this year will go into effect on Thursday.
America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016, 60 % of them to preventable injuries: 4,000 died in car crashes; firearms claimed the lives of more than 3,140.
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?
Public Health – Seattle & King County is joining with leading medical associations to form a new collaboration with a renewed commitment to decrease firearm-related injury and deaths.