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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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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...

The Externship as a Step to a Professional Position

Just as we are passionate about providing excellent health care to our patients, we at Total Family Care...
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Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate?

In no small measure, we can help our children and their progeny lead long, healthy, productive lives by making sure they are vaccinated. The 2015 pertussis (or whooping cough) outbreak in Brooklyn brings this issue into 20/20 focus.

Yes, you should send your kids to camp!

I think every child should go to summer camp.  And most experts agree with me.  Child development professionals recognize the camp experience – whether it’s day camp or overnight camp – as valuable in helping children to mature socially,…