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Talking to Children About Tragic Event in News

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE PARKLAND SHOOTING    Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  Although we adults are struggling with our own thoughts and feelings about this horrific tragedy, it does not absolve us from the responsibility…
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FLU 2018 Facts Not Myths

THE FLU UPDATE  Hylton Lightman, MD, DCH (FAAP), DCH Here’s a scary fact. As we start February 2018, The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) report that 53 children have died from the flu this flu season alone.  More…
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Sleep is medicine for the body - Especially for Teens

Teens and Sleep Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP A few weeks ago I wrote about babies and sleep.  I received numerous requests from parents of pre-teens and teens about sleep. Sleep is important for our teenagers.  Sleep is food…
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Importance of Vitamin D and It's Not Just Sunshine

THE CASE FOR VITAMIN D Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Israel.  Miami.  Acapulco.  Vail. The Orthodox Jewish world is revving up for Yeshiva or Winter Vacation Week.  No matter the destination, people are in pursuit of sun and…
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Early Puberty in Boys and Girls

EARLY PUBERTY – What is it?  What can be done?   Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s the annual well visit. As an aside, as much as you may bring your children to the doctor for sick visits, it’s the annual physical or…
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ADHD – PLAIN AND SIMPLE

10-year old blue-eyed Michael executes the kata with surgical-like precision. He has earned his orange belt, he informs me, as he gets down from the exam table and circles the room for the sixth time in fifteen minutes. He then sits on the floor,…