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An Update on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Gun violence is a public health crisis, and lawmakers are taking small steps toward treating it that way, said Kris Brown, president of gun violence prevention nonprofit Brady United. But there is still a long road ahead in the fight to protect American communities against gun-related injuries and fatalities, she said.

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10 things providers should know about monkeypox

Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency last week, but many healthcare professionals feel confused about how to best prepare for a potential outbreak in their area. While they wait for clearer guidance from the CDC and their local health departments, there are key actions they can take, such as decreasing stigma about the disease and advocating for increased access to vaccines, tests and treatments.