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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…
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Good Posture Why It Matters in Children

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP Raise the metaphorical hand if, when you were growing up, your parent or grandparent poked a finger in your back, admonishing to stand taller and straighter. Both my late mother A”H and grandmother A”H…
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Winter Break - Are You Ready?

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP As I write, our teenagers are engaged in midterms and the younger ones are chomping for a break.  All are hanging onto to the sliver of the proverbial sunrise on the horizon called winter break or Yeshiva…
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CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

Dr. Lightman and Team at Total Family Care has recommended over the years to have a "flu shot". The Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu vaccination is the first line of defense to prevent…