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Differentiating between the 3: sore throat - strep throat - tonsillitis

Differentiating between the 3: sore throat - strep throat - tonsillitis  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s no revelation that nasty sore throats are a part of kids and life. It can happen a lot, especially once your child begins…
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Talking to Children About Tragic Event in News

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE PARKLAND SHOOTING    Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  Although we adults are struggling with our own thoughts and feelings about this horrific tragedy, it does not absolve us from the responsibility…
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Sleep is medicine for the body - Especially for Teens

Teens and Sleep Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP A few weeks ago I wrote about babies and sleep.  I received numerous requests from parents of pre-teens and teens about sleep. Sleep is important for our teenagers.  Sleep is food…
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Early Puberty in Boys and Girls

EARLY PUBERTY – What is it?  What can be done?   Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP It’s the annual well visit. As an aside, as much as you may bring your children to the doctor for sick visits, it’s the annual physical or…
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Confident Parenting - No Child is Picture Perfect

CONFIDENT PARENTING Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP “Yikes, Dr. Lightman. Chanukah is coming.  There’s a family get together.  Yes, it’s fun but…my kids are not picture perfect.  My extended family might see my children…
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Teens and Driving What a Parent Can Do

TEENS AND DRIVING Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP My 17 year old is driving.  She’s our 5th driver and there are two more Lightman’s not so far behind her who no doubt will be rushing to get their learner permits as soon as they…