Zei Uwadia, 16, is the first patient at Children’s Mercy Hospital to walk on ECMO, a form of life support that pumps blood from her heart, oxygenates it, then pumps it back in her body. Zei’s lungs failed in October for unexplained reasons.
Good mental health isn’t the absence of mental health struggles. Physical and emotional stress can trigger chemical changes in the brain. Coping skills help reduce stress and promote good mental health. Here are some tips to boost mood and increas
Ghanaian doctor Alfred Jacob Aidoo held the phone last year in Ghana, so Katie Stakolich could say goodbye from California, to her mother who was dying half a world away in the West African country. On Wednesday, the two met at the University of K
Kari Driskell, the widow of Blue Valley High School football coach Eric Driskell, encourages everyone to go online and register to become an organ donor at donatelife.net/register. The Midwest Transplant Network helped her through the process of d
The University of Kansas Cancer Center was denied an upgrade to Comprehensive Cancer Center status but got its National Cancer Institute designation renewed for five years and added Children's Mercy Hospital to its research consortium.
This is the worst flu season the country has seen in years and many in the Kansas City area have not escaped the influenza A and B viruses. Despite being cautious, local residents, Jessica Cunningham and her son, Callan, 2, Mark Van Baale, 43, and
Kansas made a number of changes since 2015 meant to make the Medicaid eligibility process more efficient. Advocates for the elderly say the state instead set up a maze that seniors are getting lost in.
During a round table on health care Feb. 9. 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill reflected on her mother's reliance on pain medication before she passed away in 2012. McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has led an in