Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory system. It is caused by influenza viruses, is highly contagious, and it can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Each year the influenza virus evolves, making it difficult to prevent long-term. Therefore, it is recommended that
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The first day back to school after the long summer break might be something your child is dreading (or maybe just a few are excited), and yet it can’t come soon enough for some parents. Whether your children are counting the days or dreading the first day, here are some parental tips for your kid’s
It is with profound sadness that Plymouth Pediatric Associates (PPA) announce the loss of one our dearest colleagues, Dr. Walter J. Murphy. As many of his former patients may remember, he was a beloved pediatrician here in Plymouth since the 1970’s. He helped establish Plymouth Medical Group (PMG) and worked 39 years caring for the
We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including Plymouth Pediatric Associate’s back-to-school guide.
From time immemorial kids have always thought they were smarter and more world wise than their parents. This hasn’t changed! With their phones, the internet, and social media, kids and teens have every topic at their fingertips. What they don’t know–is what they don’t know. Enter parents and how to keep your kids and teens
Get your summer off to a great start! Bring your family to the Plymouth Public Library on June 24th from 10am-2pm and enjoy a day of fun and music with face painting, Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy, Flying High Dogs and more! Log your reading throughout the summer on Beanstack to win great prizes like
We seem to get instantaneous information about food recalls on the news, but when it comes to children’s toys and products, it’s harder to discover. You must pay attention and know where to look. As a parent, you want to keep your little ones safe from defective merchandise or dangerous toys. Keep reading and we
COVID-19 Policy Updates Dear Patients and Families, Due to the widespread availability of COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and treatments, as well as the end of the Public Health Emergency, we are changing some procedures in our office. Masks Beginning May 12th, most patients and families will not need to wear a mask in our office. However,
Televisions, smartphones, computers, and tablets are all devices both adults and children use for information, entertainment, and social interaction. As with most modern conveniences, it is best to use them in moderation. Unfortunately, many kids (and adults) spend too much time looking at screens. How much screen time is too much for kids?
Plymouth Pediatric Associates (“PPA”) is aware of the accusations against former executives of Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. around knowledge of defective products that gave inaccurate results being sold to customers from 2013 – 2017. PPA did not use products from this company during that timeframe. Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. was acquired by Meridian Bioscience in March 2016.