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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)…

A Pediatrician's View on History, Values and Life

INSPIRATION FROM SEEMING DESPAIR Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  Earlier this month, my wife and I visited Martef HaShoah or Chamber of the Holocaust, a small Holocaust museum located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, opposite the Kever…
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Breastfeeding Nutritional Gold Standard for Babies

Patient Care Team As your pediatric and family care practice, our goal first and foremost is to provide the best well and healthcare, resources and information/options to our families. At Total Family Care, we stand firm on the importance…
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10 Tips For Keeping Our Kids Safe

Safety for our children comes in all shapes and sizes.  One thing remains true, as parents we want to love and protect our children.  From conception to birth and a lifetime. Much talk is centered around school ending, summer is here and…
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Summer Camp - Parents are you ready?

Schools and homework are winding down and camps are gearing up.  Sorry, my dear parents, your summer vacation from parenting never really happens.  In reality, there’s never a vacation from parenting.  But you already know that.  It’s…