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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – Our Anxious Children

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, brings into 20/20 focus that this can be an unsafe world...
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Everyone Has Anxiety - Mental Health Awareness

Everyone Has Anxiety – The Facts and Numbers on Mental Health Total Family Care Team Today we can’t seem to escape some level of anxiety or stress in our daily lives...
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Bullying The Signs and What To Do

Bullying:  It’s got to stop, once-and-for-all  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Bullying - It’s always been there and it’s always been everywhere.  Even when I was growing up way-back-when in another, country, in a different…
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Words Can Kill

My attention was riveted last week (as was much of the American legal community) on an important case that set a precedent:  Could a person be convicted of involuntary manslaughter on the basis of words alone?  Yes, according to Judge Lawrence…
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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – When did our children become so anxious?

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.    Today, children are a lot more…
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IF MAMA AIN’T HAPPY, THEN NO ONE IS HAPPY – The Pediatrician and Postpartum Depression Screenings

“Dr. Lightman:  I’ve brought in my baby for his 2-month well visit and you’re asking me to complete a survey about me.  Why am I on the radar screen for today’s visit?” Mothers – We care about you.  We love you.  You are the…