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Forum focuses on preventing firearm injury
During “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis,” a panel of experts discussed what health care professionals can do to reduce the adverse impact of guns on patients' health.
1 Mar 2023
ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on firearm-related injury
A full recording of “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis” is available for replay online.
17 Jan 2023
Register now for ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis”
The virtual live event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.
3 Jan 2023
Learn the latest on excessive alcohol use, opioid use disorder
This month's issue addresses alcohol use and misuse, prescribing buprenorphine, and improving health care's response to future pandemics.
1 Mar 2023
Discussions of firearm safety uncommon in the health care setting
Of 4,011 adults from gun-owning households who participated in the 2019 National Firearms Survey, 7.5% said they had ever discussed firearm safety with a clinician.
22 Dec 2020
Sustained action, not just words, needed to address gun violence
ACP has an extensive and longstanding policy in place on reducing firearms injuries and deaths in the United States.
1 Nov 2022
Extreme risk protection orders show potential for reducing firearms-related injury
A descriptive study in Washington State, where an extreme risk protection order law went into effect in December 2016, examined the circumstances in which such orders were filed, as well as characteristics of the respondents.
30 Jun 2020
Intimate partner violence: An epidemic hiding in plain sight
Despite a recommendation to screen for intimate partner violence and the many tools available to physicians, barriers to implementation remain.
1 Nov 2022
ACP, others issue call to action on firearms injuries, deaths
Policy recommendations from the American College of Physicians and other physician and public health groups include comprehensive criminal background checks for all firearm purchases.
13 Aug 2019
Gun deaths, injuries spike following gun shows; patients skeptical of link between firearm ownership, suicide risk
When gun shows were held in Nevada, a state with some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country, gun-related deaths and injuries in neighboring California spiked by nearly 70% for at least the next two weeks.
24 Oct 2017