Deadly Mass Shootings, Mental Health, and Policies and Regulations: What We Are Obligated to Do!

Originally published in Frontier Pediatrics 16 April 2018 doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00099 Conversations about mass shootings in the United States, particularly school shootings, should not be a temporary reflection. Rather, these shootings should prompt continuous action from citizens until something effective is done. It is particularly important to stop repeating past errors, such as focusing on who,…

Commentary: Federal gun safety reforms only a first step

Originally published in the San Antonio Express News The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is the first federal gun safety package of reforms in nearly three decades. It is a good beginning, but it looks to state legislatures to fill in the gaps. My hope, especially after the July Fourth mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill.,…

Birth Control for Uninsured Women

With abortion no longer legal in Texas, access to birth control (also known as contraception) is more important now than ever. Women who have health insurance can usually find free or at least affordable birth control options through their insurance company. It is imperative that uninsured or underinsured women have affordable birth control choices as…