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Dec 03, 2014, 14:00 ET

New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic and developmental disorders

 Results from 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to...

Nov 19, 2014, 10:30 ET
Baby Winston and his mom use the CHAMP app to monitor his recovery from heart surgery (Credit: Children's Mercy Hospital)

New App Aims For Rapid Interventions And Reduced Mortality For Infants With Heart Defects

 A powerful new app is directly connecting single ventricle heart defect patients to their doctors, dramatically improving their monitoring...

Apr 28, 2014, 09:04 ET
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Urgent Care Centers Must Be Made Ready For Kids: New American Academy Of Pediatrics Guidelines Led By Children's Mercy Physician

Today the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued an updated policy statement making recommendations and highlighting gaps in knowledge about...

Apr 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Led By Children's Mercy, Experts Unveil Recommendations For "Best Practice" When Caring For Kids On Dialysis

Armed with more than a decade's worth of new research and data, Bradley Warady, MD, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, led efforts to update...

Feb 24, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Children's Mercy Physician Leads Effort to Update American Academy of Pediatrics Off-Label Pharmaceuticals Policy

 With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy...

Dec 24, 2013, 16:00 ET
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Children's Mercy Researcher In JAMA: Medical System Must Adapt To Better Treat Kids' Chronic Migraines

Psychological therapy plus medication appears to be the most effective treatment strategy for chronic migraine in children, but it may take...

Dec 09, 2013, 09:00 ET
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New Study Finds Targeted Treatment Can Significantly Reduce Relapse Risk In High-Risk Children With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 The addition of a monoclonal antibody called gemtuzumab combined with standard chemotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce the risk...

Oct 25, 2013, 14:37 ET
Children's Mercy introduces TaGSCAN,  makes genetic testing affordable.  (PRNewsFoto/Children's Mercy Hospital)

Children's Mercy Introduces TaGSCAN, Making Genetic Testing An Affordable Part Of Pediatric Care

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., announced today the availability of a cost-effective, broad genetic screen for use in...

Oct 24, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Children's Mercy announces NIH funding $5 million extension for CKiD, largest North American study of pediatric chronic kidney disease

 Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, MO, the Midwest Clinical Coordinating Center for the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children...

Sep 04, 2013, 10:13 ET
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Children's Mercy Receives $5.86 Million NIH Grant For 50-Hour Genomic Diagnosis In Critically Ill Newborns

 Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. has received a research grant for $5.86 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National...

May 06, 2013, 11:47 ET
Developed by researchers at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo, the Mercy TAPE is a new, more accurate means of estimating childrens' weight in emergencies and other cases where scales are not available.  (PRNewsFoto/Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics)

New Measuring TAPE Estimates Weight Of Kids Better Than Any Other Method

 Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., today presented data demonstrating that the Mercy TAPE, a new...

Dec 20, 2012, 13:07 ET

Rapid Genome Test For Infants Developed By Children's Mercy Named One Of Time's Top Medical Breakthroughs Of 2012

 A rapid whole genome sequencing approach developed by the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics...

Oct 03, 2012, 14:00 ET

50-Hour Whole Genome Sequencing Provides Rapid Diagnosis for Children With Genetic Disorders

 Today investigators at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City reported the first use of whole genome information for diagnosing...

Aug 16, 2012, 10:00 ET

Social Media Is Parents' Friend, Not Enemy, New Report From Children's Mercy Hospitals And Clinics Finds

 A new report released today by Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City shows that most parents (83%) think the benefits of their...

Jun 05, 2012, 11:00 ET

Children's Mercy Hospital Recognized as One of the Best by U.S. News and World Report

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics ranks among the nation's top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012-13 "Best...

Apr 30, 2012, 09:15 ET

Children's Mercy Researchers Find Concussions In Children More Than Doubled From Ten Years Ago

A new study from researchers at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO, found diagnosis of pediatric concussion cases in...

Oct 17, 2011, 10:00 ET

Study Shows Pediatric Burns Heal With Fewer Treatments

According to a new study from researchers at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., fewer treatments are just as effective as...

Oct 14, 2011, 10:00 ET

Study Reveals More Than Half of Overweight and Obese Children Do Not Receive Follow-Up Instructions on Their Weight from Their Pediatrician

A new study from researchers at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., found that while pediatricians are consistent in taking...

Aug 30, 2011, 10:00 ET

New Survey Shows Obesity Ranks Low on List of Ailments Parents Think Warrant Medical Attention

A new survey released today by Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City shows more parents would find it "very important" to seek...

May 02, 2011, 08:45 ET

Children's Mercy Researchers Find Two Tests Are Better Than One at Diagnosing Diabetes in Overweight Children

A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds...