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Block visualization showing 2016 firearms related deaths at 58% of intentional causes and of those 60% suicide and 38% homicide https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/
March 12, 2019

In 2016, there were a total of 63,979 intentional injury deaths in the United States. Of these, 37,353 (58%) involved a firearm: 22,938 (36%) were intentional self-harm deaths and 14,415 (23%) were assault-related deaths. Since 1999, firearm violence injury death rates have increased by 17%....

January 29, 2019

Every year thousands of people in Oakland California arrive at the ED in the acute stages of opioid withdrawal.1 Opioid withdrawal, an agonizing process that involves vomiting, diarrhea, shivering and pain, has historically been treated with an anti-nausea table, a...

Across 5 Counties, 29 Clinics, 14 Hospitals, Trained over 100 providers, approximately 400,000 emergency patients screened annually, 74 weekly appointments https://twitter.com/buffalo_matters/status/1087435264937598982
January 22, 2019

In October of 2015 Joshua J. Lynch, DO, a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine in the Jacobs School and a physician with UBMD Emergency Medicine, read a paper that introduced him to the idea of Emergency Department based medication assisted therapy (MAT). The paper, published at...

Opioid-Related Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people)
January 15, 2019

In 2010, Ohio became the state with fourth highest rate of overdoses in the US, a title which it defended until becoming number three in 2016 and number two the following year.1  While victims increase in number, they decrease in age. This past year the population...