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Coverage from the

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting

November 04 - 08, 2017; Atlanta, Georgia

November 04 - 08, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia
  • Severity of Gunshot Injuries Has Worsened in US A steady upward trend in the severity of firearm injuries requiring hospitalization over the past 2 decades necessitates interventions to help patients recover both physically and mentally.

Conference News

Popular News From APHA 2016

  • Study Calls Into Question Sunscreen in Melanoma Prevention Study Calls Into Question Sunscreen in Melanoma Prevention Sunscreen might not be protective against skin cancer, according to a study that used new moles as a marker of melanoma risk in children, but the newer broad-spectrum products could be more effective.
  • Gun Removal Law Curbing Suicide Gun Removal Law Curbing Suicide More than 70 suicides have been prevented since a risk-based gun-removal law was enacted in Connecticut, researchers estimate, and more people are entering the behavioral healthcare system.
  • Childhood Trauma Linked to Substance Abuse Later in Life Childhood Trauma Linked to Substance Abuse Later in Life Risk for the misuse of prescription pain pills and injectable drugs increases with the number of types of trauma experienced during childhood, new research shows.

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