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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…
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Early Puberty in Boys and Girls

EARLY PUBERTY – What is it?  What can be done?   Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s the annual well visit. As an aside, as much as you may bring your children to the doctor for sick visits, it’s the annual physical or…
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Confident Parenting - No Child is Picture Perfect

CONFIDENT PARENTING Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP “Yikes, Dr. Lightman. Chanukah is coming.  There’s a family get together.  Yes, it’s fun but…my kids are not picture perfect.  My extended family might see my children…
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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…