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December
12,
2018
By Brian Krans Diseases such as measles and chickenpox are seeing a resurgence because of an increasing number of parents who opt out of vaccinating their children, officials say. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December
10,
2018
By Ruben Castaneda Pediatricians and emergency department physicians are alarmed at the growing number of children, mostly adolescents, who are taking their lives with firearms. While mass school shootings like the attack last February that
December
10,
2018
By Kerri Stowell One local starving artist has found a way to turn his hobby into a career and bring smiles to sick children at the same time. Donald Ross' story starts on the streets with his distinct murals, popular in the Crossroads Art

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December
13,
2018
Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine that stops the spread of germs. In fact, regular handwashing, is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick. Here are the five simple and effective handwashing steps: Wet hands with
December
03,
2018
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 injury, call 911. But
November
30,
2018
(From left) Dr. Uttam Garg, Clint Frazee, Mike Kiscoan and Jeff Knoblauch in the Toxicology Lab. Don’t let the head-bending multisyllabic words – atomic absorption spectrophotometry, ultra-high performance liquid chromatography,
November
30,
2018
Saturday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day and the results of a 5-year HIV research study in Kenya could big global impact on all of health care – not just AIDS, but cancer and other chronic illnesses. On average, 14,000 infants are exposed to HIV

Press Releases

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November
14,
2018
This story started as four separate stories. A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurse at Children’s Mercy who had been family friends with a longtime Children’s Mercy patient, was ready to donate her kidney when the patient needed a
July
26,
2018
KANSAS CITY, MO., July 26, 2018 – Following a 10-month nationwide search, Children’s Mercy Kansas City today announced Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1. Currently, Kempinski serves
June
26,
2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26, 2018 – Children’s Mercy is once again recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. For the fourth year in a row,
CNN: Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study findsopens in new window
Teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
06
Aug
2018
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U.S. News and World Report: Where Are They Now? Stories of Adult Survivors of Pediatric Heart Surgeryopens in new window
Many adults who survived pediatric heart surgery haven't let it slow them down – even decades later.
26
Jun
2018
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CBS Sunday Morning: The superpowers of Paul Ruddopens in new window
Paul Rudd can do drama, he can do comedy. He can even be a "superhero," as Tracy Smith shows in the Sunday Profile.
17
Jun
2018
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The Washington Post: Rapid genome sequencing could revolutionize health care for acutely ill babiesopens in new window
Advances in rapid whole genome sequencing, and how it could revolutionize health care for acutely sick infants. Dr. Josh Petrikin (Children’s Mercy) provided expert commentary as author of a trial that randomly assigned 65 infants to either standard genetic testing or rapid sequencing. The evidence for the latter was so compelling that the study was stopped midway. He said, “If you as the investigator truly believe that one technology arm is superior to the other, then it may become unethical to still randomize and deprive half the patients from it.”
10
Jun
2018
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