Use pediatric research to solve the threat of gun violence
The recent Philadelphia-, El Paso- and Dayton-area shootings brought all my memories back. As a pediatric pulmonary and critical care physician, I have been here so many times before.
At 11:12 a.m. on a Wednesday last September, as I sat in my office enjoying a sunny day in the Midwest, I received a two-word text from my 15-year old high school junior: “I’m OK.”
“What happened?” I asked. “Active shooter at Greenway …