Gun Clutter

[Ed: Discussing an underrated problem in our community, this article first appeared in GATdaily July 13, 2018.] I’ve been reading a lot lately about cleaning and organizing one’s life. One trendy method is some Asian thing where you hold your possessions and commune with them before deciding whether to keep or pitch them. There’s another one out there […]

Why I Got the Vaccine

[Ed: We at DRGO are physicians first and civil rights activists (a very close) second. Vaccination against disease is one of the great triumphs of public health. We are 100% behind the campaign to immunize against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). That, along with all those recovered from the illness, will lead to population immunity, ending this terrible […]

A Mask is Like a Concealed-Carry Firearm

[Ed: Our erstwhile contributor ‘Dr. Latebloomer’ now writes mostly for GATDaily, but we still like occasionally to steal and read her stuff (with permission). Here is a timely nugget relating to DRGO’s advocacy of COVID prevention as much as to the Second Amendment and responsible carry, first published there May 14, 2020.] Remember my post […]

Adult Tourniquets for Kids

[Ed: DRGO’s ‘Dr. Latebloomer’ originally published this July 17 at] A recent article published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics, indicates that Adult Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) are effective for use in school-age children. I don’t follow the pediatric trauma literature because I’m in general office care, so this was news to me. It seems […]

Pool Control

[Ed: DRGO’s ‘Dr. Latebloomer’ originally published this June 25 at] In the news recently, was another celebrity toddler drowning. As horrible as that is, this tragedy was one of over 3500 unintentional drownings that occur yearly in the U.S. , not counting boating accidents. Skier Bode Miller‘s family experienced a similar heartache just last year.

Office SHTF Gun–Thinking the Unthinkable

[Ed: DRGO’s ‘Dr. Latebloomer’ originally published this May 15 at] Some gun colleagues and I were having a conversation recently and someone mentioned a “SHTF Office Gun”.  I remember laughing to myself, saying something like – sheesh, can you imagine a Pediatric Office SHTF Gun? That would go over like a lead balloon (no pun […]

The AAP’s Mission Creep

[Ed: Mission creep has been defined as “taking a group away from its original goals and objectives through expansion.”] As has become the norm, I got an email recently from the American Academy of Pediatrics making a “statement” about the California synagogue shooting. That letter from the AAP President can be found here.