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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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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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FLU 2018 Facts Not Myths

THE FLU UPDATE  Hylton Lightman, MD, DCH (FAAP), DCH Here’s a scary fact. As we start February 2018, The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) report that 53 children have died from the flu this flu season alone.  More…
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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,…

GIVING IT MY BEST SHOT – FLU VACCINES SAVE LIVES

I advise and encourage my patients to have the flu vaccine.  It is not perfect and there have been many cases of flu this season even after being vaccinated. The flu vaccine is made of dead flu viruses. Since they're dead, you can’t catch…