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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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Power of Community 5 Years After Sandy

The Power of Community Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP This October 28th marks five years since Hurricane Sandy blew her way into our lives, leaving devastation and desolation in her wake, including the medical practice I founded, Total…
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Back to Basics

Back to Basics  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH(SA), FAAP The Jewish holiday marathon for this season has concluded.  Children are back in school.  Sukkahs and decorations are coming down and packed away.  There’s no reason to discuss the…
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Living Life as a Jew

Dr. Hylton Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Our neighbors know that we haven’t subscribed to the New York Times in years because my wife has arranged to receive their Times “leftovers.”  Whatever my wife’s reasons are for no longer…
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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…