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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)…
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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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FDA Warns No Benzocaine for Teething Babies

FDA Warns No Benzocaine for Teething Babies Patient Care at TFC On May 23, 2018, the FDA came out and said avoid using over-the-counter teething products containing benzocaine. That means no teething gels like Anbesol, Baby Orajel,…
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Mosquitoes Bugs and Yucky Things: Keeping them at bay and your children safe

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s confirmed. The number of people infected with diseases which have been transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has tripled in the United States over the last decade. The study, conducted…