In the News

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November
17,
2017
  by Jenee Osterheldt Makayla's Story Makayla Hainline has been waiting for a movie like “Wonder.” It’s the tale of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy who loves “Star Wars,” Halloween and science. He
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November
16,
2017
by Emily Sinovic One in about every five children and teens in the United States are obese, and many more children are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Beyond the bullying and sometimes shame
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November
14,
2017
By Vahe Gregorian  Since the fiasco last month that eliminated the U.S. men’s soccer team from playing in the 2018 World Cup, chaos and panic have defined the state of the program. Two coaches have been purged in less than a year,
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Our Stories

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November
17,
2017
The Children's Mercy Pediatric Trauma Center team regularly shares important safety information with our staff and families. The following fact sheet about button batteries is provided by Safe Kids Worldwide. By Safe Kids
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November
15,
2017
A child’s first impression of a health care facility can set the stage for how the rest of his or her experience will unfold. At Children’s Mercy, the colors, artwork and murals that greet visitors convey a warm, positive, playful
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November
10,
2017
The skills and experience Children’s Mercy (CM) employee veterans have brought to their post-military careers have served them and CM well through the years. So it’s no wonder CM is dedicated to helping future veterans transition to the
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November
08,
2017
By: Dr. Valentina Shakhnovich, Gastroenterologist; Clinician-Scientist Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes heartburn, indigestion, and inflammation in the stomach or esophagus, is associated with obesity. GERD
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Press Releases

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September
25,
2017
When a child is sick or injured, the care that local EMTs and paramedics provide can mean the difference between life and death. But the critical information that local first responders gather in the field or during transport doesn’t always
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September
01,
2017
Braden’s Hope is a Kansas City based charity that raises awareness and funds for precision-based research to cure childhood cancers. They are excited to announce that they are awarding $3,000,000 to Children’s Mercy researchers in
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August
03,
2017
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (August 3, 2017) — The University of Kansas Cancer Center announced today that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) renewed its national cancer center designation for five years and that Children’s Mercy has been
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