PEANUTS: Your Baby and Toddler

For years my patients have heard me say it.  My advice has been helping patient families for years.  Finally, a scientific study shows that I was on the right track! The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced…

IF MAMA AIN’T HAPPY, THEN NO ONE IS HAPPY – The Pediatrician and Postpartum Depression Screenings

“Dr. Lightman:  I’ve brought in my baby for his 2-month well visit and you’re asking me to complete a survey about me.  Why am I on the radar screen for today’s visit?” Mothers – We care about you.  We love you.  You are the…


Once upon a time, people got married, had children, and raised them to be self-sufficient, fully functioning adults.  Then their children got married, had their own children and raised them to be self-sufficient, fully functioning adults. The…
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Moderation, free will, and excessive drinking

Wine's ability to bring joy is because it relaxes us, plain and simple. In today’s world, we have lost the balance in many areas, especially with drinking alcohol. The risks are not taken seriously.