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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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The Measles

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP 704  That’s the number of measles cases reported in the United States as of April 29, 2019. Over half the cases reported are in children under the age of five. Unless you’ve been living under…
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Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate?

In no small measure, we can help our children and their progeny lead long, healthy, productive lives by making sure they are vaccinated. The 2015 pertussis (or whooping cough) outbreak in Brooklyn brings this issue into 20/20 focus.
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Say “YES” to Vaccines

My mum instilled in me an appreciation for the era in which I was growing up, especially since vaccines against childhood diseases were in their infancy.
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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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Meningitis Takes 2 Vaccines

Proactive Planning – Focusing on Meningitis Vaccines  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Unfortunately, the world knows more about Emily Stillman in death than in life. Emily Nicole Stillman was born September 11, 1993 to Michael…