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Teens and Sleep

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Sleep is important for our teenagers.  Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur.  Yet so many teens are sleep deprived. The National Sleep Foundation…
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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – Our Anxious Children

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, brings into 20/20 focus that this can be an unsafe world. No wonder why anxiety abounds among children today. Our thoughts and prayers…
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The Case for the Flu Vaccine for Flu Season 2019-2020

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people ages 6+months should receive the flu vaccine. In other words, this includes babies, toddlers, school age children, adolescents,…
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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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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,…