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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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Inspiration from Inspiring Mothers

INSPIRATION FROM INSPIRING MOTHERS  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP and Leah Lightman You’re observant.  Yes, there’s a second byline this week and it belongs to my wife. My wife works in my office and, as a result, speaks…
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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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Self Care for Moms is a Non-Negotiable

Moms taking care of themselves:  A necessity if there ever was one  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Here’s a truism. It’s so darn hard at times to keep your cool as a parent.  There’s no surprise here.  Our families…
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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.