Entries by TFC Team

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The Bris Milah:  Important for Health, Essential for Jewish Continuity

The Bris Milah:  Important for Health, Essential for Jewish Continuity Meet Dr. Hylton Lightman The very first Bris Milah – the “covenant of circumcision” – happened 4000 years ago.  Our forefather Avraham entered into a covenant with G-d whereby G-d promised there would always be Jews in this world.  They sealed the agreement when Avraham […]


Words Can Kill

My attention was riveted last week (as was much of the American legal community) on an important case that set a precedent:  Could a person be convicted of involuntary manslaughter on the basis of words alone?  Yes, according to Judge Lawrence Moniz of Bristol County (MA) Juvenile Court who ruled on Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter. […]

Yes, you should send your kids to camp!

I think every child should go to summer camp.  And most experts agree with me.  Child development professionals recognize the camp experience – whether it’s day camp or overnight camp – as valuable in helping children to mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally and physically.  Psychologist and educator Dr. Peter Scales of the Search Institute says, […]


PEANUTS: Your Baby and Toddler

For years my patients have heard me say it.  My advice has been helping patient families for years.  Finally, a scientific study shows that I was on the right track! The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced that parents should give their children foods containing peanuts.  The process should begin early and […]

The Scoop on Poop

It’s a dirty job.  It comes in a range of colors and consistencies.  It can put fear in the hearts of parents.  Easily 25% of new parents’ questions revolve around this subject.  Here I am to clarify what’s normal, what’s not, what matters, what doesn’t about your baby’s poop. Your baby’s first poops should be […]