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The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer

The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP  School is winding down and summer vacation is gearing up. This country’s valued tradition of the long summer break in this country from school…
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Family time over Yom Tov can be fun time…with some planning  

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH (SA) FAAP  As I pen these lines, Shavuos is practically upon us. Wasn’t it just a few short moments ago that we were preparing for Pesach? Here comes another beautiful Jewish holiday, replete with prayers, food…
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Adolescents and Well Visits - Getting Ready for Summer

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH, FAAP It seems like only yesterday when you brought in your precious bundle of joys for their first well visits. Then you brought them regularly through their infant, toddler and school years for their well visits,…
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Forgetting Children in Cars - Look Before You Lock

IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE  -- Speaking about the Unspeakable  Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP Last week’s tragedy in Lakewood was horrific. A nearly 2-year old beautiful girl was unintentionally left in the car and died from vehicular…
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Everyone Has Anxiety - Mental Health Awareness

Everyone Has Anxiety – The Facts and Numbers on Mental Health Total Family Care Team Today we can’t seem to escape some level of anxiety or stress in our daily lives. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  A topic that can be…
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The Measles

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP 704  That’s the number of measles cases reported in the United States as of April 29, 2019. Over half the cases reported are in children under the age of five. Unless you’ve been living under…