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June
20,
2018
By Kelsey Ryan Itchy eyes? Sneezing? When spring comes around, many of us know the symptoms well. For more than 20 years, physicians at Children’s Mercy have used a machine on the roof to collect daily pollen and mold counts to better
June
18,
2018
At 49 actor Paul Rudd might not seem like the superhero type. As the comic book hero Ant-Man, he doesn't really have any superpowers; the magic suit does all the work. For his part Rudd is valiant, and vulnerable. It's a combination
June
13,
2018
By Fay Ellis The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved erenumab (Aimovig), the first in a new class of calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) antagonists, for the prevention of migraine. Erenumab, which is given by monthly injection,

Our Stories

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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
June
19,
2018
Dr. Shawn St. Peter, Surgeon-in-Chief When your child needs surgery, whether routine or a life-saving procedure, you want the best surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists and intensivists who specialize in taking care of children. I’m
June
19,
2018
Hadil Alkhatib and Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed, hematologist/oncologist and BMT physician Hadil Alkhatib was born half a world away with an inherited blood disorder called beta thalassemia major. The form of this disease that Hadil has reduces her body’s
June
19,
2018
Kristin Stegenga, PhD, Nurse Researcher in Hematology, Oncology and Patient Care Services There are four words you never want to hear as a parent, “Your child has cancer.” As soon as those words are said, your world is immediately turned upside

Press Releases

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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
February
08,
2018
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers, and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced an expanded strategic relationship that will help transform pediatric care in their hometown and