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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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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,…
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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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Jumping Rope is Good for Kids and Great for the Heart

Children learn physical activities like rope-jumping to help improve their strength, gain confidence, build stamina and extend their physical abilities in other activities. Healthy Kids talks about the importance of exercise for children as…