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Teens and Driving What a Parent Can Do

TEENS AND DRIVING Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP My 17 year old is driving.  She’s our 5th driver and there are two more Lightman’s not so far behind her who no doubt will be rushing to get their learner permits as soon as they…
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The Makuya of Japan Friends of Israel

THE MAKUYA OF JAPAN:  FRIENDS OF ISRAEL Leah R. Lightman Davening Kabbalos Shabbos at the Kosel two weeks ago on a Friday evening, I became distracted.  Standing behind me was a woman singing ever so softly in a sweet melodious voice in…

Hanukkah and Safety

The holiday of Hanukkah is imminent, commencing on the 25th day of Kislev which this year coincides with Sunday evening, December 6th. Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” Hanukkah is one of the better known Jewish holidays. Here are some safety points to keep in mind.
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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…

Disaster Recovery Five Years After Sandy Lessons Learned

Five Years after Sandy – Lessons Learned Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Irma.  Yes, we here in Far Rockaway and the Five Towns can empathize with Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas.  Sifting…