Opioid overdoses claimed 42,000 lives in the US in 2016. Air pollution causes 200,000 Americans to die too soon each year. About 1 million violent crimes are committed in the US annually.

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

Around 30 accredited hospital-based violence intervention programs are tackling America’s gun violence problem one patient at a time.  

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

In a season of hurricanes, wildfires, gun violence and the still-churning opioid epidemic, the list of problems afflicting health in the US seems long—and short on answers. But public health professionals, policymakers and other experts are developing new strategies for…

In its new position paper on gun violence, the American College of Physicians strengthens and expands its recommendations on policies to prevent and reduce mass shootings and the daily gun-related violence in communities, homes and other public and private places.

In the US, the response to gun violence has become numbingly routine. Following a mass shooting, familiar polar-opposite arguments emerge in sharp relief. Rhetoric soars; survivors grieve. Then the debate wanes until the next mass shooting.  

Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

The people of Pittsburgh and America are mourning the loss of 11 people who were killed at a synagogue on Saturday. 6 others were injured.   The victims at the Tree of Life Congregation were ages 54 to 97 and included a husband and wife and 2 brothers. The 46-year-old…

Many shooting survivors live with remnants of horror lodged in their bodies, in the form of bullets and shrapnel too dangerous to remove. For some, these uninvited foreign objects are ticking time bombs. 10 years after he survived the Virginia Tech shooting, Colin Goddard…