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Mosquitoes Bugs and Yucky Things: Keeping them at bay and your children safe

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s confirmed. The number of people infected with diseases which have been transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has tripled in the United States over the last decade. The study, conducted…
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Bullying The Signs and What To Do

Bullying:  It’s got to stop, once-and-for-all  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Bullying - It’s always been there and it’s always been everywhere.  Even when I was growing up way-back-when in another, country, in a different…
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Everyone Has Anxiety - Mental Health Awareness

Everyone Has Anxiety – The Facts and Numbers on Mental Health Total Family Care Team Today we can’t seem to escape some level of anxiety or stress in our daily lives. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  A topic that can be…
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Meningitis Takes 2 Vaccines

Proactive Planning – Focusing on Meningitis Vaccines  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Unfortunately, the world knows more about Emily Stillman in death than in life. Emily Nicole Stillman was born September 11, 1993 to Michael…

Sports, Bike Rides and Concussions

CONCUSSIONS AND CHILDREN  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  The Pesach dishes are packed away and chometz is once again ubiquitous.  Although here on the calendar, spring has not yet quite sprung but Little League season is looming…
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Say “YES” to Vaccines

My mum instilled in me an appreciation for the era in which I was growing up, especially since vaccines against childhood diseases were in their infancy.