In the News

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December
12,
2017
​By Elise Reuter  Mark Hoffman pulled up a 3-D model of a protein in his office. With a small gesture, he could rotate the floating model, or remove its bumpy surface to reveal the spiraling ribbon structure underneath. That's because
December
11,
2017
By Lisa Rapaport Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from 26 previously published studies with a
December
08,
2017
by Michelle Pekarsky Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual visit to Children’s Mercy on Thursday for the Christmas party they host for patients and their families. Mr. and Mrs. Claus have been visiting the children at the

Our Stories

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December
11,
2017
Kit doesn’t remember life without chemotherapy. For good reason. The five-year-old just started kindergarten this fall after her first chemo-free summer in more than two years. Since age three, Kit has endured more than 20 spinal taps,
December
08,
2017
An Eagle Scout, life guard and avid swimmer, 17-year-old Weston Marshall also has pectus carinatum, a condition characterized by an abnormal overgrowth of the rib cartilages, resulting in a protrusion of the sternum. Pectus carinatum is seen four
December
08,
2017
Mary Anne Jackson, Division Director, Infectious Diseases The holiday season is prime time for air travel, so how can you protect yourself and your little ones from getting sick on your next flight? We’ve all heard planes are a breeding
December
06,
2017
It’s the dilemma every parent faces at some point when their child needs medical care, but the doctor’s office is closed. Do you go to the Emergency Room (ER) or Urgent Care? If your child has a life-threatening illness or

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
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
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