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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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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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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…
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LET’S GET PHYSICAL

It seems like only yesterday when you brought in your precious bundle of joys for their first well visits. And the responsible parents whom you are, you brought them regularly through their infant, toddler and school years for their well visits,…
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Jumping Rope is Good for Kids and Great for the Heart

Children learn physical activities like rope-jumping to help improve their strength, gain confidence, build stamina and extend their physical abilities in other activities. Healthy Kids talks about the importance of exercise for children as…

NOT IN MY BACKYARD, NOT IN MY SCHOOL, NOT IN MY SHUL, NOT IN MY HOME

Do you talk to your adolescent about drug use? It is crucial to help stop the drug abuse epidemic killing our youth.