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Healing the hurt

Physician John A. Rich, MPH ’90, reflects on what has he learned in the decade since publishing a pathbreaking book on trauma in the lives of young black men.

Access to guns contributes to rise in teen suicides

A 50% increase in youth suicides in Florida over the past decade has been fueled, in part, by young people’s access to guns, according to a December 30, 2019 article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The article noted that guns—which play…

Does creating gun-free zones increase safety?

Some communities have designated certain public spaces, like courthouses and municipal buildings, as gun-free zones. But experts say there’s no conclusive evidence as to whether establishing such zones increases safety. A December 4, 2019 story on WAMU (Washington, D.C.’s NPR station) described…

Pervasive discrimination experienced by minority groups in U.S.

In a series of articles, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers indicate that adults in several minority groups face discrimination in many aspects of their lives. In the midst of national debates on the extent of discrimination in the lives…