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Sleep Training and Babies - Making Sleep a Priority

Sleep training and babies  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Getting babies to sleep through the night is one of the questions most often addressed to pediatricians. For some parents, it’s a nonissue.  For others, it’s a barrage…
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Blood Pressure New Guidelines - What This Means for Your Child and You

THE PRESSURE IS ON  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP This week’s news announced by the American Heart Association and the American Cardiology Association has eclipsed almost everything in the world, especially the world of medicine. The…
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5 Facts About Fevers: Babies and Children

My child has a fever:  What do I do? Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP The fear of parents when a child has fever often sends them into orbit, including paging the doctor in the middle of the night. The good news:  Not always is a fever…
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Rice Cereal for Babies - it’s not what you think

“Protein? Please help me to understand, Dr. Lightman.  I heard you say to start feeding my 4-month old pureed chicken from the chicken soup. But my mother told me that rice cereal was the first solid food she gave me. What’s changed?” What’s…
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Helping Children Succeed

Helping Our Children Succeed  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP I’m heartbroken.  Mishpacha magazine’s interview with Avreimie and Rivka Klein, the grieving parents of the late Malky Klein A”H, is gut wrenching.  Malky tragically…
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CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

Dr. Lightman and Team at Total Family Care has recommended over the years to have a "flu shot". Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.   CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect…