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My Child Wants

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP Things must have shifted in society-at-large and my pediatric office is a small microcosm where a different phenomenon is emerging. Allow me to explain. Pediatricians are, for the most part, warm, friendly,…
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Teens and Sleep

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Sleep is important for our teenagers.  Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur.  Yet so many teens are sleep deprived. The National Sleep Foundation…
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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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TFC Back to School Extravaganza

Total Family Care kicked off the new school year this fall with the Back-to-School Extravaganza. Replete with fun – face painting, a bounce house and an ice cream truck...
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The Case for the Flu Vaccine for Flu Season 2019-2020

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people ages 6+months should receive the flu vaccine...
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Talking to Children About Tragic Event in News

Although we adults are struggling with our own thoughts and feelings about this horrific tragedy, it does not absolve us from the responsibility of talking to children about...