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People Should Prove They’ve Earned the Right to Have a Gun

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 3/29/2021 - 8

A consistent feature of many mass murders in the US is easy access to guns. We could fix this without a ban if we would do what Japan does.

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Emotional Abuse Made Me Feel Like I Was Crazy

Allie Johnson - 10/11/2020 - 1

My boyfriend told me I was crazy and I believed him. I later learned that emotional abuse is part of the cycle of abuse.

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The Unfortunate Consequences of Disbelieving in Free Will

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 8/12/2020 - 1

Studies about the concept of belief or non-belief in free will shed light on the question of how ostensibly religious people commit atrocities.

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How Pets Can Help Reduce Bullying

Mark Kirkpatrick - 8/2/2019 - 2

Kids who participated in therapeutic pet programs at school exhibited significantly fewer disciplinary actions and less aggressive activity compared to kids that didn’t participate.

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Why I was Ashamed to be an American

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 6/28/2019 - 2

.A special exhibit in Mexico City’s famed Museum of Tolerance displayed U.S. intolerance of Mexican immigrants, It made me feel ashamed of being American.

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Hate, Hate Speech, and Mass Murder

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 4/18/2019 - 0

Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.

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We Need a Focus on Mental Health, Not Just Violence in Schools

Noah Rue - 8/16/2018 - 5

The more we focus on mental health as a cause of violence — a conclusion not supported by any current medical evidence — the more we alienate the victims and everyday people who rely on mental health support services.

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There’s No Better Time to Commit to Reducing Gun Violence

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/30/2018 - 2

As the number of school shootings continues to take a murderous toll on families across the US, it’s time for everyone, including doctors, to make a commitment to reducing firearm-related injuries & deaths. Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute MD, MPH wants doctors to help reduce gun violence now.

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Helping Your Child Deal With Bullies: What You Can Do

Emily Andrews - 5/29/2018 - 0

Bullying can take many different forms but is defined as […]

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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 5/25/2018 - 1

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn’t) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.

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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective on How to Stem Violence in the World

Adam X - 4/12/2018 - 0

Our thoughts have the ability to make us well or make us unwell. Science has shown that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can assist in the healing process and that our minds can control our bodies. It is more important than ever to teach kids the skills they need to cope with emotions in a better way.

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The Founders and the Sanctity of Gun Ownership

Michael Adelberg - 2/20/2018 - 83

A historian argues that It is inconsistent with Founders governing record to believe that they were supporters of unrestricted private firearms.

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