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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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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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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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Say “YES” to Vaccines

My mum instilled in me an appreciation for the era in which I was growing up, especially since vaccines against childhood diseases were in their infancy.