Archive: January2014

Full-Text Friday: Firearms Access and Risk of Homicide and Suicide

Full-Text Friday: Firearms Access and Risk of Homicide and Suicide

This week's article was just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a meta-analysis looking at access to firearms and risk of homicide and/or suicide. Details after the jump: Citation: Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jan;160(2): 101-110. The Accessibility of Firearms and…

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Tips for Testifying in Child Abuse Cases

Tips for Testifying in Child Abuse Cases

The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center is offering a webinar February 12th, Tips for Testifying in Child Abuse Cases. The session will be held from 1-3pm CT and it would appear that CEs are available for this one for both…

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Pornography and the Abuse of Women

Pornography and the Abuse of Women

The Battered Women's Justice Project is hosting a webinar on February 11th, Pornography and the Abuse of Women. The session will be held from 1-2:30pm CT. One of the featured speakers is Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, who has also done some…

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Using Data to Fight Crime

Using Data to Fight Crime

Been awhile since I posted a video, and you all know how much I like data:  

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Since Last We Spoke, 1/27/14

Since Last We Spoke, 1/27/14

With trips to 3 different continents in the next 3 months on the books (along with multiple trips within the US on the calendar) I am not complaining about my time at home. It is, in fact, the exact right…

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Full-Text Friday: Achieving a More Effective Health Response to Trafficking of Women & Girls

Full-Text Friday: Achieving a More Effective Health Response to Trafficking of Women & Girls

This week's featured article initially appeared in November's Articles of Note, but at the time it was not available free full-text. Not so now. Since the peer-reviewed literature has far less on this healthcare response to trafficking patients than, say,…

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Rape & Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action

Rape & Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action

Yesterday the White House Council on Women and Girls released their report, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action (PDF). While I love the sense of purpose behind it, I feel pretty lukewarm about how SANEs are characterized--maybe…

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#SCOTUS Today

#SCOTUS Today

This morning I bundled Sasha up and sent her out the door to watch arguments at the Supreme Court in Paroline v United States. If you're not familiar with this case, check out the summary at SCOTUSblog. In the most simplistic…

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Articles of Note: January 2014

Articles of Note: January 2014

So I feel like I say this every month, but holy hell there's some *awesome* stuff in the literature this month. How can you not get excited by some of the articles being published right now? (Don't roll your eyes…

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Role of the Healthcare Provider in Treating Violence

Role of the Healthcare Provider in Treating Violence

Sorry for the last minute notice on this, but I just came by it myself. Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence will be the featured speaker on a webinar sponsored by AAP's Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence.…

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Since Last We Spoke, MLK Day

Since Last We Spoke, MLK Day

We slipped away to Philly for a weekend of food and freezing cold. We walked (according to my Fitbit) 10 miles yesterday in said cold, so not surprisingly neither me nor my spouse feel super awesome today. We're spending the…

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Full-Text Fridays: Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents

Full-Text Fridays: Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents

Happy Friday! This week's full-text journal article is Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents. Get more information about this week's article after the jump: Citation: Houck CD, Barker D, Rizzo C, Hancock E, Norton A, Brown LK. (2014) Sexting and Sexual…

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The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families

The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar January 21st from 1-2:30 pm ET, Supporting Our Troops’ Families: The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families. There are CMEs available; nurses you get the bum deal on…

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PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How

PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How

SAFEta has a webinar coming up, PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why and How. It will be held on February 13th from 2-3:30pm ET. It's free, but limited to 500 people so you will want to register well in…

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012

New surveillance report from the CDC now available: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012 (PDF). Medscape has a brief article on the contents of the report that merits a read. Worth noting is the recent jump in syphilis (up 11%), along with a…

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Since Last We Spoke 1-13-14

Since Last We Spoke 1-13-14

Good morning! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend--we actually didn't (I worked through the weekend; my spouse had Reserve duty), but it still had some high points (for instance, an excellent meal here--you should go next time you're in DC,…

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Anniversary Giveaway Winner!

Anniversary Giveaway Winner!

Random.org has spoken, and the winner of the books and notebooks is Rebecca, who replied: I use your articles of note to stay current on the newest research that is out there. I love having it all there together for…

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Trafficking of Minors on Tribal Lands

Trafficking of Minors on Tribal Lands

{Don’t forget to enter our anniversary giveaway here! Time is running out!} One of my favorite speakers, Dr. Sharon Cooper, will be presenting the pediatric webinar for January on Tribal Forensic Healthcare: Trafficking of Minors on Tribal Lands. The session will…

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Full-Text Fridays: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Language Use in Literacy and Health Literacy Screening Instruments

Full-Text Fridays: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Language Use in Literacy and Health Literacy Screening Instruments

Many of you have expressed that the articles are some of the most useful items on FHO. So in an effort to bring you more, I am pleased to present a new feature: Full-Text Fridays, in which I will highlight one…

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Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits

Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits

{Don’t forget to enter our anniversary giveaway here!} The DNA Resource Center is offering a webinar next week, Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits. The session will be held January 14th at 11am. You can register here. From the…

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