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July
09,
2018
By Nathan Beins, MHPE, MD Pediatric Nephrology Children's Mercy Kansas City One of the most common questions asked by parents of children with kidney disease is whether contact sports are safe. Physical activity is very important for overall
July
05,
2018
By Olga Rukovets With the opioid crisis fueling increased national interest in finding alternative ways for treating pain, the US Food and Drug Administration published a blueprint for health care providers earlier this year, recommending they
July
03,
2018
Fireworks seem to be all around us at Fourth of July celebrations, but the bright and colorful displays pose a danger to children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 280 people present to Emergency Departments

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July
10,
2018
Appendectomy (removal of the appendix) is one of the most common emergent surgeries in children. More than 400 appendectomies are performed at Children’s Mercy each year, and of those patients, nearly 90 percent of those without rupture are
June
20,
2018
At about age 13, Zane Johnson began to notice a bump in the center of his chest, a bump that got larger as he got older. “The bump wasn’t causing any problems,” Zane said, “but I was a little self-conscious about it, especially as it got
June
20,
2018
An unexplained “wink” was the first clue that 6-week-old Vito Costanza might be having seizures. “We were just sitting in our living room, holding Vito, when he started to ‘wink’ at us,” said his father, Johnny Costanza. Because the Costanzas are
June
19,
2018
Approximately 10 to 15 percent of childhood cancer cases are due to a genetic predisposition. Children’s Mercy is searching within the genetic code to not only identify genes that may lead to cancer, but to find answers in how to better treat or

Press Releases

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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,
May
31,
2018
Washington, DC (May 30, 2018) -- The American Academy of Nursing today expressed its support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) celebration of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2018. With a theme focused on the direct impact that tobacco use
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