Children's Mercy Hospital

Childrens Mercy Hospital
Rebecca Crockett
July 23, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Kansas City, MO - Some patients at Children's Mercy Hospital have to miss out on summer camp, but for the last two years, summer camp has come to them. All week, there's art, and other camp like activities, that go with this years, "Under the Sea" theme. Trista Williams, volunteer program...
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Marc LaVoie
May 16, 2019 - 6:53 am
Kansas City, MO - A Metro couple did not know what would become of their baby after she was born with a rare condition. Yet after a life-saving surgery at Children's Mercy Hospital, Ansley, now 12 years old, is healthy and happy and full of life. Stan Ross reveals that Ansley was not a planned...
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Rebecca Crockett
April 07, 2019 - 9:10 pm
Kansas City, MO - Angela Myers is the Division Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Mercy Hospital . Her journey to becoming a doctor started when she was in the sixth grade. Myers always knew two things: she loved science, and she loved taking care of kids. From the beginning...
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Kara Marxer
October 12, 2018 - 6:27 am
Two suspected cases of the rare disease acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which is similar to polio, have been diagnosed in Kansas City. The Centers for Disease Control sayd there have been 38 recently-confirmed cases of AFM across 16 states. The disease strikes quickly, and often without warning. "...
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Kara Marxer
September 24, 2018 - 4:13 am
For allergy and asthma doctors across the Kansas City area it's peak week. The third week of September is considered the worst time of the year for allergies and asthma. "The ragweek counts have been really high for the last three weeks, said Dr. Jay Portnoy at Children's Mercy Hospital, and a...
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E.J. Becker
July 27, 2018 - 6:50 am
The KMBZ Person of the Week is Chris Ripper of Chux Trux in Kansas City, who began a program that provides free, professional decorations for baby helmets. The helmets are prescribed by doctors to treat a condition called plagiocephaly. "It's just a flat spot," said Pam West, who runs the Hangar...
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E.J. Becker
March 23, 2018 - 5:46 am
Jack Palmer must be one of the toughest two-month-old babies on the planet. Hooked up to life-support equipment in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Jack is living with a condition that typically takes the lives of its victims before they are born. Because...
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Marc LaVoie
January 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
Some of the people most at risk in the opioid epidemic are those who suffer from chronic pain. At the rheumatology department and amplified pain clinic at Children's Mercy Hospital, the doctors never prescribe opioid pain killers. When pain strikes at an early age, it is especially important to...
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Kansas City's Morning News
January 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Mason was complaining of a headache. His mom thought, well, her 8-year-old been out in the sun all day. No big deal, she thought. Kids get headaches sometimes. But the next day, when Mason began drooling and had trouble talking... she and Mason's step-father knew something bad was happening, and...
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Michael Ronnebaum
January 03, 2018 - 4:35 am
Doctors around the Kansas City area say they are seeing an increased number of people showing up with hand, foot and mouth disease, a common problem in infants and children under the age of five. Symptoms of the viral infection include fever, painful sores in the mouth and red spots on the palms of...
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