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The White Coat and Health Care

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP
Ever wonder why doctors and other health care professionals wear white coats (albeit I do not)?
It’s called “Symbols.” The ancient world had symbols….
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Fever is (usually) your child’s friend, not foe

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP
Sorry, parents, but too many of you are misinformed about fevers. You think a fever will hurt……
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Winter time, Fun time

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP
Winter break is imminent. Please keep the following safety tips in mind while planning and executing your fun time. Fun in the sun means practicing “Safety Sun”. Miami. Acapulco. Panama. Courcheval. Vail. …
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You’re the parent of a child ages 5-21 years of age? Then read this please. Yes, your child needs an annual well visit – and here’s why

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP
We pediatricians know that parents keep a close eye on their sick children and bring them in to see us when something is out of the ordinary. However, it can be harder to stick to the routine of scheduling WELL exams – also known as physical or annual….

Hanukkah 2023 Safety Tips by Dr. Lightman

I feel like a curmudgeon, speaking about safety during such a fun, joyous time. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! The excitement of Hanukkah can lead to carelessness…
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Giving it my best shot – The case for the flu vaccine

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH (SA) FAAP November 2023
My readers know I am a proponent of the flu vaccine. I advise and encourage my patients to have the flu vaccine. It is not perfect and there have been cases of flu even after being vaccinated. The flu…