Children's Mercy Hospital http://kcur.org en Meet The Man Behind Kansas City's Pollen Count http://kcur.org/post/meet-man-behind-kansas-citys-pollen-count <p>Every morning, Dr. Charles Barnes treks up to the roof of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., to pull a collection slide out of the hospital's spore trap, a small machine consisting of a vacuum pump and wind main.</p><p>The little plastic slide may not look like much, but it provides an accurate pollen count for the entire Kansas City metro area.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We've had this same technology and process for the last 24 years," Barnes says. "It's really pretty simple."</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:35:11 +0000 Cody Newill 57584 at http://kcur.org Meet The Man Behind Kansas City's Pollen Count Robot Helps Save The Day At Rural Hospital http://kcur.org/post/robot-helps-save-day-rural-hospital <p style="padding: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 1.6; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; vertical-align: baseline;">Some small, rural Kansas hospitals are using highly sophisticated medical robots in ways that are helping ease the shortage of specialists in their areas and - in at least one instance - boosting the bottom line.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:39:36 +0000 Mike Shields 56743 at http://kcur.org Robot Helps Save The Day At Rural Hospital Children’s Mercy Hospital Recognized By LGBT Organization http://kcur.org/post/children-s-mercy-hospital-recognized-lgbt-organization <p></p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:47:56 +0000 Laura Ziegler 53335 at http://kcur.org Children’s Mercy Hospital Recognized By LGBT Organization Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? http://kcur.org/post/hall-family-foundation-75-million-pledge-passion-causeor-bribe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, the Hall Family Foundation announced that it was pledging $75 million to Children's Mercy Hospital for build a translational medicine research building on Children's Mercy's campus on Hospital Hill.</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:47:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 43117 at http://kcur.org Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? Hall Family Foundation To Give $75M To Children's Mercy, Maybe http://kcur.org/post/hall-family-foundation-give-75m-childrens-mercy-maybe <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Hall Family Foundation is pledging $75 million to build a research building at Children’s Mercy Hospital, but only if Jackson County voters pass a half-cent medical research sales tax.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 19px;">At the hospital Wednesday, foundation president Bill Hall said the tax offers Kansas City a big opportunity.</span></font></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:30:14 +0000 Maria Carter 43068 at http://kcur.org Hall Family Foundation To Give $75M To Children's Mercy, Maybe Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers http://kcur.org/post/legislators-question-jackson-county-sales-tax-backers <p></p><p>A first public hearing before the Jackson County Legislature on a proposed sales tax for medical research drew no outright opposition. &nbsp;<br><br>Legislators do have a hefty array of questions about costs and benefits.</p><p></p><p><br>If sent to and approved by Jackson County voters, the half cent sales tax is estimated to generate about $40 million a year for what has been termed "Translational Medical Research."</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:54:55 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42232 at http://kcur.org Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers KU Doctors Use Superglue To Stop Infant Brain Aneurysm http://kcur.org/post/ku-doctors-use-superglue-stop-infant-brain-aneurysm <p>Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital expect a three-week-old girl to make a full recovery after they closed an aneurysm in her brain, using super glue.&nbsp;</p><p>Jared and Gina Julian knew there was something wrong with their three-week-old daughter.&nbsp; Her mother says little Ashlyn began screaming and showing other symptoms.</p><p>“She was very stiff, then very rag-doll limp, and then kind of not super responsive,” says Gina Julian. “And later that night, she again projectiled, at which point in time we just were, she’s going back to the hospital.”</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:39:09 +0000 Bryan Thompson 38296 at http://kcur.org KU Doctors Use Superglue To Stop Infant Brain Aneurysm Evidence Lacking: Local Doctor On Effectively Treating Traumatic Stress In Kids http://kcur.org/post/evidence-lacking-local-doctor-effectively-treating-traumatic-stress-kids <p></p><p>Recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado have elevated the discussion around firearms and more recently, around how to best respond to kids who’ve experienced trauma like a school shooting or community violence. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:48:22 +0000 Elana Gordon 31816 at http://kcur.org Evidence Lacking: Local Doctor On Effectively Treating Traumatic Stress In Kids Genetic Sequencing Advances Help Identify & Treat Rare Diseases http://kcur.org/post/genetic-sequencing-advances-help-identify-treat-rare-diseases <p></p><div>Recent advances in genome sequencing, including&nbsp;a technology developed at Children’s Mercy Hospital&nbsp;known as "fast sequencing,"&nbsp;are helping medical professionals diagnose often-fatal diseases.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:24:47 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 30031 at http://kcur.org Genetic Sequencing Advances Help Identify & Treat Rare Diseases Children's Mercy And KU Hospital Partner http://kcur.org/post/childrens-mercy-and-ku-hospital-partner <p>Two Kansas City hospitals have announced plans to work together to create a single, integrated pediatric program.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:46:49 +0000 Bryan Thompson 28492 at http://kcur.org Children's Mercy And KU Hospital Partner Flu Season Starts In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/flu-season-starts-kansas-city <p>Flu season is getting underway. According to Dr. Christopher Harrison at Children’s Mercy Hospital, it’s here early. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:19:01 +0000 Elana Gordon 28434 at http://kcur.org Flu Season Starts In Kansas City First Big Macs, Now Cola: Local Hospitals Slim Down Menus http://kcur.org/post/first-big-macs-now-cola-local-hospitals-slimming-down-menus <p>Families, patients and staff members craving a Coke at Children’s Mercy Hospital will soon have to find their fix elsewhere.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:36:16 +0000 Elana Gordon 27118 at http://kcur.org First Big Macs, Now Cola: Local Hospitals Slim Down Menus Researchers Find Faster Ways To Diagnose Genetic Diseases http://kcur.org/post/researchers-find-faster-ways-diagnose-genetic-diseases <p>Researchers in Kansas City may have developed a way to speed up the diagnosis of critically ill infants with genetic diseases.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:15:12 +0000 Elana Gordon 25513 at http://kcur.org Researchers Find Faster Ways To Diagnose Genetic Diseases Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak http://kcur.org/post/interactive-map-region-continues-battle-whooping-cough-outbreak <p>Area health officials are cautioning that whooping cough, which notably broke out in Johnson County this past spring, continues to be a problem throughout the Kansas City region. Ten area health departments recently issued a call, urging parents and caregivers of infants to get vaccinated for the disease.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:40:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 22814 at http://kcur.org Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-january-11-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> * Bill Seeks To Block Governor’s Authority In Health Exchange<br /> * Children’s Mercy Sells HMO<br /> * Democrats Aim To Increase School Funding</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:38:07 +0000 Maria Carter 10598 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Sale of Local Medicaid HMO Final http://kcur.org/post/sale-local-medicaid-hmo-final <p>Children&rsquo;s Mercy Hospital is officially out of the Medicaid HMO business. &nbsp;The hospital has finalized the sale of its non-profit plan after more than a decade of operation. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:05:17 +0000 Elana Gordon 10571 at http://kcur.org Caring For Kids With Life-Threatening Illnesses http://kcur.org/post/caring-kids-life-threatening-illnesses <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c3afd49ef4f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c3afd49ef4f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c3afd49ef4f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-941420.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The idea that a child might die is something that's difficult to grasp, even for hospitals. Children's Mercy in Kansas City has only had a palliative care program for a few years. Rosemary Hubble is the manager. She's a petite woman, originally from Great Britain. But as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, Hubble serves an important - though not prominently featured - role at the hospital.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 19:59:38 +0000 Elana Gordon 7386 at http://kcur.org Caring For Kids With Life-Threatening Illnesses