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Firearms Now the Top Cause of Death Among Children, Adolescents

April 21, 2022

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Presented by Health Lab

According to a new analysis from a team of Michigan Medicine researchers, firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, increasing by 29% from 2019 to 2020. Jason Goldstick, research associate professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine and of health behavior and health education at the U-M School of Public Health, explores this alarming trend. Goldstick highlights the opportunity that policymakers and researchers have to reduce these preventable deaths.

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