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2018 Definitive Guide to the FLU VACCINE

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH(SA), FAAP A dreaded time of the year has arrived. Total Family Care diagnosed its first documented case of influenza for the 2018-2018 flu season this past Sunday, October 7th, 2018. It’s early in the season…
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HONEY IS SWEET BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE

Rosh HaShanah is upon us. And with the holiday, we look forward to our children and grandchildren singing, “Dip the apple in the honey, Make a bracha loud and clear, L’Shanah Tova U’Matuka, Have a Happy Sweet New Year.” Jews worldwide…
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Have You Hugged Your Teen Lately

HUGGING YOUR TEENAGER Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Here’s a loaded question – When’s the last time you hugged your tween or teenager? It’s easy to hug babies.  To a newborn, a parent’s love may be as important as food. They…
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Back to School – The Pediatrician's Primer

Back to School – The Pediatrician's Primer Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (FAAP), DCH I love this time of the year.  Back-to-School.  It engenders warm, fuzzy feelings of optimism and hope as we embark on a new school year with the Jewish…
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May I Have a Treat - Sugar - NO!

PUTTING SUGAR IN ITS PLACE Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  You know the scenario.  “May I have a treat, please?”   “Just one more, Mommy.  Just one more.  I promise.  That’s it. I PROMISE”   This is about candy…
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Plastics Additives Chemicals, Oh No, Oh My

Plastics, Food Additives and Chemicals Affect Our Children  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP In the 1967 classic film “The Graduate,” the aimless, recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (played by the inimitable Dustin Hoffman)…