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January
15,
2019
By Robert Linnehan Incorporating well-trained pediatric optometrists into pediatric ophthalmology practices has helped expand primary pediatric eye care services to children, often closing gaps in access to this often routine but nonetheless
January
14,
2019
New technology is helping diabetes sufferers, and their parents, keep track of blood sugar and react in a timely manner, but the new devices have their drawbacks. "The beeping on the phone, it keeps flashing, and there are days where
January
10,
2019
Dr. Adriane Latz, M.D. | Otolaryngology/ENT | Children’s Mercy What is the most exciting research or innovation in your field? ▷Vaccines. There have been many vaccines that have changed the field of otolaryngology. Vaccines for influenza,

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January
14,
2019
According to the CDC, between 9.3 million and 49 million people get sick from the flu each year, and vaccination is the best prevention. Influenza activity often peaks between December and February, but the flu season can last as late as
January
09,
2019
Dr. Yun Yan, Director of Endocrine Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem for our youth in this country. What was once considered an adult disease is now becoming more prevalent in children ages 10 to 18 years
January
08,
2019
Dr. Tiffany Addington, Urgent Care Physician  Fever is the body's natural response to illness or infection, and it's important for parents to know that fever is not known to endanger a generally healthy child. The reason we treat a
December
21,
2018
Effective Thursday, Dec. 27, visitor restrictions for children 12 years old and younger will go into effect for inpatient units at Children’s Mercy and Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas due to the community experiencing an increase in respiratory

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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.
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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.”
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Jun
2018
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