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Everyone Has Anxiety - Mental Health Awareness

Everyone Has Anxiety – The Facts and Numbers on Mental Health Total Family Care Team Today we can’t seem to escape some level of anxiety or stress in our daily lives. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  A topic that can be…
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The Measles

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP 704  That’s the number of measles cases reported in the United States as of April 29, 2019. Over half the cases reported are in children under the age of five. Unless you’ve been living under…
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Sports, Bike Rides and Concussions

  Spring has sprung and Little League season is looming as is a return to outdoors sports and activities.  So there’s no time like the present to segue to a discussion about concussions and children. What does a parent need to…
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Is Respect for Authority History?

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP I’m concerned about the disregard and disrespect for authority in today’s world. Authority is something that many people nowadays poo-poo and deem politically incorrect. Wrong.  Authority…
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Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate?

In no small measure, we can help our children and their progeny lead long, healthy, productive lives by making sure they are vaccinated. The 2015 pertussis (or whooping cough) outbreak in Brooklyn brings this issue into 20/20 focus.
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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…