In the News

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May
18,
2018
By Jessica McMaster On average, a child receives their first cellphone at 10 years old, according to recent research. For many parents, it's a struggle to give their child the privacy he or she needs while also giving him or her their
May
16,
2018
By Andrea Tudhope A day-long event at Kansas City’s Union Station in early May helped launch “All of Us,” a new nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health. The program’s goal is to collect genetic data from one
May
14,
2018
By Lisa Rapaport Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping, a U.S. study suggests. The results, from surveys of more than 10,000 youth ages 12 to 17, add to earlier evidence suggesting

Our Stories

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May
18,
2018
Francesco De Luca, MD, was comfortable and fulfilled in Philadelphia. The native of Italy came to the U.S. in 1989 for a fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in that city, and in 2001 he became Chief of the Section of Endocrinology
May
17,
2018
by Dr. Ram Chettiar, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Children's Mercy Kansas City   A new season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is set for release on May 18. Originally a bestselling novel by Jay Asher, the popular first season of
May
16,
2018
Ask 9-year-old Makayla Hainline’s mother, Angie, to describe her daughter in one word, and there’s no hesitation. “Fearless,” Angie said. “She’s fearless, unless it involves a spider.” Makayla scrunches her face up to add to the drama. “I hate
May
15,
2018
Every day we deliver high-quality health care to the kids we serve. It’s good to know we receive quality care, too, through Children's Mercy Employee Wellness Center. That was demonstrated last month when the Cerner-operated clinic for

Press Releases

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April
09,
2018
Children’s Mercy invested three endowed chair positions in the fields of pediatric surgery and pediatric genomic research to advance treatments for children on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Endowed chair positions are academic medicine’s highest and
February
08,
2018
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers, and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced an expanded strategic relationship that will help transform pediatric care in their hometown and
January
11,
2018
Kansas City, Mo. – Jan. 11, 2018 – Two of Kansas City’s iconic families today transformed the future of pediatric research – as well as the city’s downtown skyline – by joining together to donate $150 million to Children’s Mercy Kansas City. In