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Why Texas Added Spinal Muscular Atrophy To Required Screenings For Newborns

Why Texas Added Spinal Muscular Atrophy To Required Screenings For Newborns

https://www.keranews.org/health-wellness/2021-06-14/why-texas-added-spinal-muscular-atrophy-to-required-screenings-for-newborns The state health department in June expanded its list of required screenings for newborns to include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). It’s a rare neuromuscular disorder affecting cells in the spinal cord that signal the muscles how to work. Listen to Dr. Mix’s recent radio…

COVID Vaccine

COVID Vaccine

The CDC and the FDA have approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15.  West Plano Pediatrics (WPP) strongly recommends this vaccine for our patients and families ages 12 and up. This also includes our breast-feeding mothers. We do not have the vaccine available…

Sports and COVID-19

Sports and COVID-19

As the school year begins and sports resume, you might be wondering what the best options are. We know that participating in sports is very important for a child’s physical and mental health. Sports help kids burn energy, stay active, focus, learn teamwork, and make…

Quarantine Birthday

Quarantine Birthday

Your child’s birthday is coming up – how can you possibly make it special during a time when parties and going out to a restaurant aren’t options? Fortunately, technology and WPP are here to help! Here are some ideas for how to turn your child’s…

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Dear Patients, West Plano Pediatrics is here to help you care for your child.   We are monitoring recommendations from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), CDC (Center Disease Control), Children’s Medical Center and are in contact with the Collin County Health Department. Please know that…

Covid-19

Covid-19

West Plano Pediatrics hopes that you will find this cartoon helpful in approaching the discussion of Covid-19 with your children. We suggest that you use it if your child asks you questions. As always, minimize TV news and radio in your household and car. Children…