Children's Mercy Hospital

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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Dan Weinbaum
June 23, 2017 - 4:52 pm
Alexander Goodwin warms hearts wherever he goes. The 10-year-old's charm and positivity is infectious. And he's got a deep knowledge on the subject of monsters. That knowledge was on display at Mission City Hall as he had declared 'Big Monster Friday' in his first official act as honorary police...
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