Is violent injury a chronic disease? U-M study suggests so, and may aid efforts to stop the cycle

Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds.  The study followed nearly 600 teens and young adults for two years after an emergency room visit for an assault injury or other condition. The assault group's members were twice as likely to suffer another violent injury - most within 6 months.  See more.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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