In the News

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January
18,
2018
By Marc Lavoie Some of the people most at risk in the opioid epidemic are those who suffer from chronic pain. At the amplified pain clinic at Children's Mercy, doctors know when pain strikes at an early age, it is especially important to
January
16,
2018
By Shannon O'Brien The flu is racing through communities almost faster than doctors can keep up. Doctors at Children’s Mercy said it could be a record year in Kansas City for flu diagnoses in children. Children between six
January
15,
2018
By Tara Haelle After three years, teens with severe obesity who underwent stomach reduction surgery to lose weight also significantly improved their heart health. A study published in Pediatrics shows that blood pressure, cholesterol,

Our Stories

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January
16,
2018
Jamie Neal Lewis, Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology Bedwetting is a common childhood problem, which affects 5-7 million children in the United States each year. By age 7, about 5-10 percent of all children are still wet at night. While 15 percent of
January
12,
2018
Dr. Bradley Warady, Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a doctor to merely tell his patient – this is what you need to do to get better- and
January
02,
2018
The Children’s Mercy Experimental Therapeutics Program merges the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation with Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation to design clinical trials for
December
14,
2017
By Dr. Shayla Sullivant The impact of teen suicide—the second leading cause of death in teens—hit close to home for those of us at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in November 2014 when two local high school athletes died by

Press Releases

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January
11,
2018
Kansas City, Mo. – Jan. 11, 2018 – Two of Kansas City’s iconic families today transformed the future of pediatric research – as well as the city’s downtown skyline – by joining together to donate $150 million to Ch
December
21,
2017
Effective Tuesday, Dec. 26, 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
December
14,
2017
Jonathan Wagner, DO, Children’s Mercy Pediatric Cardiologist and Clinical Pharmacologist, has been selected as a KL2 Clinical Research Scholar by Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. This award provides