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Accidental firearm injuries more common among younger children



ORLANDO, Fla. — A study presented here showed that children aged younger than 12 years were more likely to be shot by accident in the United States, reinforcing the need to safely store guns.
“Pediatricians need to remember that accidental intent is still the No. 1 cause of firearm-related injury in children, and that screening for firearms in the home is important,” Shilpa J. Patel, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the division of emergency medicine at Children’s National Health System, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “In any patient interaction that you

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