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2018 Definitive Guide to the FLU VACCINE

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH(SA), FAAP A dreaded time of the year has arrived. Total Family Care diagnosed its first documented case of influenza for the 2018-2018 flu season this past Sunday, October 7th, 2018. It’s early in the season…
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Have You Hugged Your Teen Lately

HUGGING YOUR TEENAGER Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Here’s a loaded question – When’s the last time you hugged your tween or teenager? It’s easy to hug babies.  To a newborn, a parent’s love may be as important as food. They…
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Back to School – The Pediatrician's Primer

Back to School – The Pediatrician's Primer Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (FAAP), DCH I love this time of the year.  Back-to-School.  It engenders warm, fuzzy feelings of optimism and hope as we embark on a new school year with the Jewish…
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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…