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LET’S GET PHYSICAL

It seems like only yesterday when you brought in your precious bundle of joys for their first well visits. And the responsible parents whom you are, you brought them regularly through their infant, toddler and school years for their well visits,…
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Eating dinner with your kids may be the most important thing you ever do for them. Promise.

The benefits to both children and parents of eating together as a family unit are manifold. Writing as a pediatrician, father and grandfather, here’s my ode to family dinners.  Soon it will be back to school, homework, sports and challenging…
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YES, GET THE FLU SHOT

It’s everywhere. Your doctor’s office. The work place. It’s staring you in the face. Here’s why your child (and you...yes parents) should have the flu shot. The flu is common and unpredictable. And it can cause serious illness and,…
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The Bris Milah:  Important for Health, Essential for Jewish Continuity

The Bris Milah:  Important for Health, Essential for Jewish Continuity Meet Dr. Hylton Lightman The very first Bris Milah – the “covenant of circumcision” – happened 4000 years ago.  Our forefather Avraham entered into a covenant…
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Words Can Kill

My attention was riveted last week (as was much of the American legal community) on an important case that set a precedent:  Could a person be convicted of involuntary manslaughter on the basis of words alone?  Yes, according to Judge Lawrence…
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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – When did our children become so anxious?

Dorothy and her compatriots in the “The Wizard of Oz” were on to something all those decades ago when they chanted, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” on their odyssey to hobnob with the wizard.    Today, children are a lot more…