TY - CHAP A1 - Amy J. Thompson ED1 - Jay Maddock Y1 - 2012-05-16 PY - 2012 T1 - Gun Violence in the United States: A Public Health Epidemic N2 - Human behavior accounts for the majority of morbidity and premature mortality throughout the world. This book explores several areas of human behavior including physical activity, nutrition and food, addictive substances, gun violence, sexual transmitted diseases and more. Several cutting edge methods are also examined including empowering nurses, community based participatory research and nature therapy. Less well known public health topics including human trafficking, tuberculosis control in prisons and public health issues in the deaf community are also covered. The authors come from around the world to describe issues that are both of local and worldwide importance to protect and preserve the health of populations. This book demonstrates the scope and some of the solutions to addressing today's most pressing public health issues. BT - Public Health SP - Ch. 24 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/37428 DO - 10.5772/37428 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-29 ER -