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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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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…
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Is Respect for Authority History?

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP I’m concerned about the disregard and disrespect for authority in today’s world. Authority is something that many people nowadays poo-poo and deem politically incorrect. Wrong.  Authority…
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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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Yes, your well child still needs to come to the doctor.

We pediatricians know that parents keep a close eye on their sick children and bring them in to see us when something is out of the ordinary.  However, it can be harder to stick to the routine of scheduling WELL exams – also known as physical…
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To drink or to be drunk – That is no question

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP  Adar is a time of simcha, of joy stemming from our connection with HaShem and with people. We should aspire to add more joy to our lives by deepening our connection with HaShem and with other people. …