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Study finds significant increased risk of future health issues for youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries

Jan. 4, 2024—A Vanderbilt study found that youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries have a significantly increased risk of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, outpatient visits and costs in the 12 months following injury compared to youth without a firearm injury.

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Poll finds most most Tennessee parents agree on evidence-based safe firearm storage

Apr. 12, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that most Tennessee parents who own firearms agree with ways to safely store their firearms that have been shown through peer-reviewed research to reduce the risk of unintended harm to children.

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Majority of Tennessee parents agree on several school firearm safety measures: poll

Mar. 9, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that a majority of Tennessee parents agree on several firearm-related school safety measures.

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Children, firearms mixing more during pandemic

Aug. 19, 2021—Researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt discovered an alarming finding during the height of the pandemic — a marked increase in firearm encounters among children.

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