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Finding Our Way in a World Filled with Rage

Finding our way in a world filled with rage Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s an understatement to say that our world today is loaded with rage. Last week’s tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is but one example. …
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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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Shidduchim Today

SHIDDUCHIM  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (FAAP), FAAP At the graduation ceremony from a local girls’ high school some years ago, the school’s top lay leader concluded the program by stepping to the microphone and saying, “Mazel tov. …
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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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Pom Pom Hats, Babies and Religion

ARE POMPOMS A RELIGIOUS THING?  Hylton I Lightman, MC, DCH (SA), FAAP Last week witnessed record breaking cold, but to the Lightman and Keehn families, it was the most heartwarming week.  Our children Eric and Naava welcomed into this…