Entries by TFC Team

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The White Coat

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH (SA) FAAP Symbols.  The ancient world had symbols for fertility, wealth, birth and death.  Today’s world is replete with them.  The blue-and-white wheelchair occupied by a stick figure.  The red circle with a line imposed over a black-lit cigarette.  The peace sign.  The list is endless. The power of symbols […]

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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – Our Anxious Children

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, brings into 20/20 focus that this can be an unsafe world. No wonder why anxiety abounds among children today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the community. May our collective efforts help to assure a wonderful, […]

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THE OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP My colleagues will concur – Overusing antibiotics must be avoided.  This article was published on November 7, 2019. The November 14th edition of the Wall Street Journal’s article on superbugs echoed some of the points.  I am pleased to share both with you.   According to the Centers for Disease […]

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The Case for the Flu Vaccine for Flu Season 2019-2020

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people ages 6+months should receive the flu vaccine. In other words, this includes babies, toddlers, school age children, adolescents, young adults, pregnant adults, middle-aged adults and older adults. Why is the flu vaccine important for your children and […]