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Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Groups Say | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven medical groups representing most U.S. physicians are seeking to recast gun-related casualties as a public health crisis, pointing ...

A Gun Violence Vaccine

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Vaccinations protect the human species against diseases for which there is no cure once the infection occurs. In this respect, vaccines become the cure for certain diseases through prevention, whereas we usually think of being cured as what doctors do to us after we get sick.

30,000 Yearly Gun Deaths Is A Health Epidemic

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If 30,000 Ebola deaths in Africa constitutes an epidemic, what do you call 30,000 gun deaths which have occurred every year in America for the past twenty years?

It's a National Health Risk, But Doctors Still Don't Talk About It

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I would like someone to explain to me why we need more research on the characteristics of gun violence to understand why 100,000 deaths and injuries from guns each year constitutes a risk to health.

Friday Talking Points: The Gender Gap

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As Silly Season winds to a close, there were a smattering of 'Obama's on vacation -- how dare he!?!' stories, as usual. Obama has taken less than a third of the days off that President Bush did, but that certainly doesn't stop pundits from complaining every time Obama picks up a golf club.

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue -- Doctors Should Treat It That Way

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

As so much of the current gun debate is generated by fear -- fear of crime, fear of violence, fear of government -- physicians should bring their clinical experiences in managing fear to this debate and thus provide patients with sound and effective alternatives to picking up a gun.

The NRA Doesn't Belong in Your Doctor's Office

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA is trying to have it both ways: they say that the mental health system needs to be "fixed" -- but they don't want doctors to be able to close a gap in mental health treatment simply through asking appropriate questions and using common sense.