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Yes, your well child still needs to come to the doctor.

We pediatricians know that parents keep a close eye on their sick children and bring them in to see us when something is out of the ordinary.  However, it can be harder to stick to the routine of scheduling WELL exams – also known as physical…
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To drink or to be drunk – That is no question

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP  Adar is a time of simcha, of joy stemming from our connection with HaShem and with people. We should aspire to add more joy to our lives by deepening our connection with HaShem and with other people. …
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No Bumpers, Please

Crib bumpers seem like a way to protect babies from injuries. In reality, a safe crib without bumpers is the best way to go because bumpers increase the risk of SIDS.
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FACT: a sore throat does not equal STREP THROAT

Sore throat does NOT usually equal strep throat.  For real.  Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP Most parents have experienced this scenario: Your child wakes up in the morning complaining their throat is itchy and dry.  It’s a sore…
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You’ve got to “HAND” it to your kids – and the time is now

You’ve got to “HAND” it to your kids – and the time is now You have read the title and must be thinking, “What in the blinking world is Dr. Lightman writing about now?” Hands?  Is this about our handing over the reins of leadership…
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Friendships and Playdates Early in Life

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP On the cuteness scale of 1-10, it’s a 12. I’m talking about watching toddlers and small children play together.  Or two children are on the same mat, each doing his own thing.  It’s a delight…