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E-Cigarettes: Harm reduction or just harm?

Electronic cigarettes (or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Service—ENDS) are battery-powered devices that deliver heat to a liquid nicotine-containing solution, creating an inhalable aerosol or vapor. This simple description belies the fact they are [...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Democratic Debate Dives Deep into Health Care Topics

We don’t have a literature review for this week so instead I wanted to provide some insights on the recent Democratic Debate held last night. Two main healthcare themes came up for discussion – the future of health reform and gun control [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Facts Don’t Support the Second Amendment

After the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Gun rights advocates have endorsed [...]

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Support for Private Gun Sale Regulations

The country has been mourning victims of another mass shooting. This time in Charleston, South Carolina. Though this particular act stands out for its racist and terrorist overtones, it should be noted that the suspect allegedly obtained his gun [...]

July 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Preventing Suicides with Sensible Gun Laws

In 2013, suicides were the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Of the over 40,000 suicides, about half were carried out by firearms. Source: Flickr/CC A study published in the American Journal of Public Health this year found that [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

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