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May
16,
2019
By Christa Melnyk Hines As rates of smartphone use rise among teens, researchers are also seeing an increase in teen depression. Could the two be related? And if so, what can parents do to buffer their kids from the adverse effects of screen
May
14,
2019
We're celebrating how loving and strong moms are with the help of Children's Mercy. Just in time for Mother's Day Children's Mercy is making the entire month of May all about moms. Mercy mom Sarah Ferguson along with Jenea Oliver,
May
13,
2019
By Lily Lieberman When Kansas City residents and visitors pass by the Children's Mercy Research Institute building in the light of day, they will notice a subtle variation in window tinting, which to the untrained eye seems sporadically

Our Stories

May
13,
2019
In the United States 18 babies out of 100,000 live births will have a myelomeningocele, often referred to as spina bifida, which is a congenital defect of the spine and spinal cord. Spina bifida occurs 25-29 days after conception when the baby’s
May
07,
2019
Spring is finally here, which means it's mowing season again. Before you start to mow, remember lawnmowers can be extremely dangerous, especially for children. Each year, more than 17,000 children are treated for lawnmower injuries, which
May
03,
2019
Dynamic stretching continues to be a very beneficial, but sometimes underutilized tool prior to athletic activity. It consists of active stretching using controlled, rhythmic movements. Dynamic stretching not only increases flexibility but also aids
May
03,
2019
On an ordinary work day, Danny Calsing would already have been at home after putting in a full day as a Children’s Mercy security officer. On an ordinary work day, he wouldn’t have been on the job later than usual, driving the shuttle to take

Press Releases

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,