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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. In other words, this includes babies, toddlers, school age children, adolescents,…
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The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer

The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP  School is winding down and summer vacation is gearing up. This country’s valued tradition of the long summer break in this country from school…
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The Measles

Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP 704  That’s the number of measles cases reported in the United States as of April 29, 2019. Over half the cases reported are in children under the age of five. Unless you’ve been living under…
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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.
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Say “YES” to Vaccines

My mum instilled in me an appreciation for the era in which I was growing up, especially since vaccines against childhood diseases were in their infancy.