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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…

The Power of Giving

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH (SA) FAAP
In recent days, the daughter of a local Shul rabbi organized a bake sale in her home. She raised over $4,000 in two hours for Israel. She raised public awareness. And most important…..

REVISITING LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – Us and our anxious children in the aftermath of Simchas Torah 2023

Dorothy and her compatriots in the “The Wizard of Oz” were on to something all those decades ago when they chanted, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” on their odyssey to hobnob with the wizard. Our children were anxious enough to begin with. A study done…
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Teens and Mental Health

Many of us will know when we’re upset but not be sure what we’re feeling. Is it sadness, fear, shame, loneliness, anger or something else? We don’t always know why we’re feeling that way…….