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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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Meningitis Takes 2 Vaccines

Proactive Planning – Focusing on Meningitis Vaccines  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Unfortunately, the world knows more about Emily Stillman in death than in life. Emily Nicole Stillman was born September 11, 1993 to Michael…
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Differentiating between the 3: sore throat - strep throat - tonsillitis

Differentiating between the 3: sore throat - strep throat - tonsillitis  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s no revelation that nasty sore throats are a part of kids and life. It can happen a lot, especially once your child begins…
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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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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…