Another Newtown is Not Inevitable
    December 15, 2012
    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable

    My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy. There are no words that can heal your pain. There is no action that can undo what has been wrongly…

    A Parent's Worst Nightmare
    April 4, 2006
    A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

    Cancer is very scary for most people. Just the word 'cancer' makes us uncomfortable. Recently I met a mom who was just finishing treatment for cancer. It was her second diagnosis of cancer. The two we…

    The Dangers of Guns
    April 12, 2000
    The Dangers of Guns

    More than 8 million children in the United States live in homes with at least one unlocked gun, according to the April 2000 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Over 2.5 million of these ch…

    Gun Safety - Too Many Kids Die
    February 4, 2000
    Gun Safety – Too Many Kids Die

    Half the homes in the United States contain firearms. Even if children don't have them in their own homes, they are likely to encounter them in the homes of neighbors and relatives. Firearm safety edu…

    Gun Safety
    November 18, 1999
    Gun Safety

    Bang! Around the world, someone' s young child is killed with a loaded gun every few minutes. This is one of the leading causes of death in children. The problem is worst in countries like the United …

    Teen Violence
    October 12, 1999
    Teen Violence

    When Joel Alpert, M.D., outgoing President of the American Academy of Pediatrics addressed us, he was wearing the colors of Columbine High School. Violence in our country is off the charts when compar…