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November
09,
2017
by Molly Walker Children with a history of eczema who were hospitalized for asthma exacerbation had a longer hospital stay that required more treatment. In a group of highly allergic children, those with a history of eczema had a
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November
06,
2017
by Molly Walker Children whose mothers had a dog while they were pregnant were significantly less likely to develop atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as toddlers, a researcher here found. At age 2, children with prenatal dog exposure had a
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November
03,
2017
by Perri Klass, M.D. As cold season and flu season settle in, many parents worry about taking children to the doctor’s office, and sitting in a waiting room full of sick children. It’s well known that hospitals can be dangerous
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Our Stories

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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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November
07,
2017
By Dr. Christopher Harrison, Division of Infectious Diseases The flu season has arrived. We’ve started to see our first cases of influenza and once again we’re expecting moderate flu activity around the country this year. To put it in
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November
06,
2017
Lindsey Vaughn (left) with patient Aaron Fredericks and his mother, Carla. Thirteen-year-old Aaron Fredericks is not unlike many of the children who receive primary care from Children’s Mercy's Beacon Clinic. Born with cerebral palsy
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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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