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My Child Wants

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP Things must have shifted in society-at-large and my pediatric office is a small microcosm where a different phenomenon is emerging. Allow me to explain. Pediatricians are, for the most part, warm, friendly,…
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Teens and Sleep

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Sleep is important for our teenagers.  Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur.  Yet so many teens are sleep deprived. The National Sleep Foundation…
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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…
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Walking and Driving with Caution at All Times

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP About this time last year, our community lost Dr. Richard Friedman A”H after he was struck and killed accidentally by a car early evening on Saturday night.  The anniversary of this tragic event brings…
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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…
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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…