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Children's Mercy ramps up number of specialties via telehealth from 3 to 30

Not only is geography a health determinant, but the quality of and access to healthcare can be determined by ZIP code. Children’s hospitals are collections of providers that have specialized in pediatric medicine and then specialized again in specific disorders of childhood and adolescence. These are rare, highly sought after, exceptional professionals that are only… Read More »

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

The parents say by not publicly acknowledging the two deaths, the agency is intentionally downplaying the severity of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a disease that paralyzes healthy children in a matter of hours. “I feel like they’re just sugar-coating this,” said Katie Bustamante, whose son Alex, age 6, died in May. “It eliminates my trust… Read More »