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Preventing Gun Injuries in Children

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:Should you choose to have guns in your home, firearm-related injuries and deaths can be prevented with some proper safety guidelines.
Air Date: January 23, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Denise Dowd, MD
dowd d05Dr.Denise Dowd is a practicing pediatric emergency medicine physician and director of research for the Division of Emergency and Urgent Care at the Children's Mercy Hospitals in Kansas City, Missouri.
She is long time volunteer with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and  the primary author of the AAP's firearm injury prevention policy statement published in October of 2012.
Her career in hospital medicine has spanned 35 years starting as a nurse in the urban core of Detroit.


Preventing Gun Injuries in Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is renewing its call to reduce the destructive effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents, including counseling parents about safe gun storage as well as supporting legislation to prevent firearm injuries and deaths.

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