Pediatrician vs Urgent Care vs Emergency Room — Courtney’s Story — CMH

For many of us, one of the best parts of the holiday season is reminiscing over past memories with family and friends. The other day, I mentioned to my sister-in-law that, as part of my partnership with Children’s Mercy, I was working on an article teaching people how to know where to go when your … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars — Low-Carb, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have been one of our family's favorite holiday treats for years. Every fall, when the first bounty of pumpkin hits store shelves, this is the first thing I make. However, over the past year, the way  I've been feeding our family has changed a bit. With all of the emerging … [Read more...]

Sports and Playground Injury Preparedness — #CMHmoms

  On the very first full day of school, I got the dreaded call that all parents of school-aged children fear. “Good morning, Katie. This is Nurse Erin from school. How are you today?” Immediately, my mind starts racing. I scour my brain for any sign of illness I may have missed … [Read more...]

Whole Body Healthcare — Children’s Mercy Hospital KC

Before I partnered with Children’s Mercy Hospital, I was starting to lose my faith in conventional doctors. You see, a few years ago, the pharmaceuticals I was taking for my autoimmune disease gave me some pretty severe side effects. When I was told (by my doctor) that the only option was to go on … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Awareness and Resources

Did you know that, according to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Or, that every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department – that is more than … [Read more...]