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Blood Pressure New Guidelines - What This Means for Your Child and You

THE PRESSURE IS ON  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP This week’s news announced by the American Heart Association and the American Cardiology Association has eclipsed almost everything in the world, especially the world of medicine. The…
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5 Facts About Fevers: Babies and Children

My child has a fever:  What do I do? Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP The fear of parents when a child has fever often sends them into orbit, including paging the doctor in the middle of the night. The good news:  Not always is a fever…
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Rice Cereal for Babies - it’s not what you think

“Protein? Please help me to understand, Dr. Lightman.  I heard you say to start feeding my 4-month old pureed chicken from the chicken soup. But my mother told me that rice cereal was the first solid food she gave me. What’s changed?” What’s…
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Helping Children Succeed

Helping Our Children Succeed  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP I’m heartbroken.  Mishpacha magazine’s interview with Avreimie and Rivka Klein, the grieving parents of the late Malky Klein A”H, is gut wrenching.  Malky tragically…
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LET’S GET PHYSICAL

It seems like only yesterday when you brought in your precious bundle of joys for their first well visits. And the responsible parents whom you are, you brought them regularly through their infant, toddler and school years for their well visits,…
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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,…