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Back To School

Back To School

Dear West Plano Pediatrics patients and families: Back to school is in full swing! Some of you are in their second week already and some of you are just starting back.Whether it is Pre-K or off to high school or college WPP invites you to…

Summertime and Tetanus

Summertime and Tetanus

Are your kids ready for Summer? Summertime means camping and spending time playing outdoors.  In addition to having plenty of fluids, sunscreen, and insect repellent- it is important to be sure that your child is up to date with a tetanus vaccine. Tetanus is a serious…

A Comeback for Measles?

A Comeback for Measles?

In 2004, the US was glad to announce that endemic measles was eliminated due to effective vaccination. Historically, before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that measles outbreaks lead to approximately 2.6 million deaths each year. Sadly, there has…

What’s up with Vaping?

What’s up with Vaping?

The term “vaping” is used to differentiate between smoking an electronic cigarette versus the conventional cigarette.  The electronic cigarettes were initially introduced in 2003 in China, and later in the US and European markets in 2006 as a method to help individuals to stop smoking. …

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Now that the flu season is beginning again, it is a good time to remind families to use acetaminophen (Tylenol) rather than aspirin. Why? In 1963, the first case of Reye’s syndrome was described and presented as encephalopathy and liver disease. This particular disease was…