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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…

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many families are looking for ways to help. Families can donate items like toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby bottles. Many organizations are also looking for volunteers to donate their time. Listed below are some…

Teething

Teething

Teething begins around 4 months and lasts for about 2 years. So, what is a parent to do? The best answer is to offer firm toys or teethers that are cool. Beware of frozen toys that can cause an ice burn or liquid teethers with…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for me to express my gratitude towards all the families of West Plano Pediatrics. It has been a joy to see patients grow up from infancy to young adulthood. I never grow tired from seeing a 2 month old baby…

Grandparents

Grandparents

National Grandparents Day was celebrated last month on Sept. 11th, 2016. This special day to honor grandparents was initiated by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970. It was first celebrated in West Virginia in 1973, and later US Congress passed legislation in 1978 to celebrate…

Milestones

Milestones

Our lives are highlighted by many milestones; the first which begins from the time we are born and take our first breath. As a parent and physician, it has been a wonderful journey watching not only my own children achieve their milestones, but observing hundreds…

Plant Safety

Plant Safety

When the weather warms up, our children enjoy being outdoors- especially exploring wooded areas and looking for creatures in the creeks. At other times, they simply enjoy spending time with us as we work on our yards and gardens. Now that the outdoors are green…

Here comes the sun…

Here comes the sun…

The sun is shining…outdoor play is calling. How can you protect you and your family from the sun’s harsh rays? Limit time outdoors from 10am-2pm as this is when the sun’s rays are strongest Protect your skin by keeping it covered and by wearing a…

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is here…mosquitoes will start to appear. Zika and West Nile viruses are known to be transmitted via mosquito bites. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Generally, it is recommended to avoid being outside during dawn and…