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FACT: a sore throat does not equal STREP THROAT

Sore throat does NOT usually equal strep throat.  For real.  Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP Most parents have experienced this scenario: Your child wakes up in the morning complaining their throat is itchy and dry.  It’s a sore…
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Good Posture Why It Matters in Children

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP Raise the metaphorical hand if, when you were growing up, your parent or grandparent poked a finger in your back, admonishing to stand taller and straighter. Both my late mother A”H and grandmother A”H…
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CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

Dr. Lightman and Team at Total Family Care has recommended over the years to have a "flu shot". The Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu vaccination is the first line of defense to prevent…
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Building Resilience in Children and Adolescents

Today’s world is filled with stress and uncertainty.  The recent tsunami in Indonesia.  The terrorist attacks in Israel.  Fires in California.  The Pittsburgh massacre.  And the increasing number of attacks on visibly Jewish Jews. …
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2018 Definitive Guide to the FLU VACCINE

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH(SA), FAAP A dreaded time of the year has arrived. Total Family Care diagnosed its first documented case of influenza for the 2018-2018 flu season this past Sunday, October 7th, 2018. It’s early in the season…
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Bullying The Signs and What To Do

Bullying:  It’s got to stop, once-and-for-all  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Bullying - It’s always been there and it’s always been everywhere.  Even when I was growing up way-back-when in another, country, in a different…