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Injuries have a devastating impact on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and society through premature death and disability, medical costs, and lost productivity. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people age 1 to 44. When combined, there are more deaths from unintentional injuries and violence than all other diseases with the exception of heart disease and cancer. Injury control research centers provide an ideal environment for concerted efforts in research, education, training and outreach to reduce the burden of injury. Read More...

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Dr. Hargarten Calls for Background Checks on Gun Purchases to Curb Teen Access

Aug. 31 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health; Director, Injury Research Center) tells WisconsinWatch (as reported in the Appleton Post Crescent) that restricting access to guns for young people would be an important step in curbing youth gun violence. He recommends background checks for all gun purchases noting that this step would cut access to firearms by young people. WisconsinWatch is published by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Post Crescent

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