Guns Send 20 Kids a Day to Hospital

A new study in Pediatrics reports that on average, 20 US children and adolescents were hospitalized each day in 2009 due to firearm injuries. Among children, firearm injuries are 1 of the top 3 causes of death and the cause of 1 in 4 deaths in adolescents ages 15 to 19 years. The authors conclude that more public health efforts are needed to reduce this common source of childhood injury.