Stop Spring Allergies in Their Tracks

Seasonal Allergies

Each year, freshly cut grass, blooming trees and budding flowers announce spring’s arrival. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the signs of spring bring months of misery. Fortunately, advanced allergy treatment services, can offer relief to even the most severe cases. Allergy treatment includes scratch testing […]

Hospital Pool to the Rescue

NKCH met a need for the Northstars swimmers when the group needed a practice pool.

With a major competition just months away and no practice pool, NKCH staff came to the aid of local swimmers by making the hospital’s lap pool available to them. The swimmers, ages 8-21, belong to Northstars, a group of specially-challenged competitive athletes. The situation was personal for several NKCH employees who are parents of Northstars […]

Northland CAPS Shows Students the Real World

Northland CAPS student with physical therapist in NKCH’s Acute Rehab Unit

When Erin Stump graduated from Park Hill South High School earlier this year, she had more than a diploma to show for her hard work. Erin, an aspiring physical therapist, spent much of her senior year gaining hands-on work experience at North Kansas City Hospital while earning college credit. Our partnership with the Northland Center […]

New Partnerships, New Opportunities


Northland residents now have access to a wider range of health and wellness services thanks to our recent partnership with a prominent community organizations. Earlier this year, the new North Kansas City YMCA, a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and North Kansas City, created an opportunity for NKCH to serve as the […]

Conquering Incontinence

Rosalie Ray

After living with incontinence for more than a year, Northland resident Rosalie Ray decided to do something about it. “I wanted a doctor north of the river so I would be close to home,” Rosalie says. Her gynecologist knew just the right physician: Ian Rosbrugh, MD, an OB-GYN with Meritas Health, who recently earned board […]

Specialized Teen Health

Eve Krahn, MD with teen patient

As children grow older, in the blink of an eye they transition from play dates to parties and from carpools to driving. They also stop making regular visits to the doctor, and that change concerns some physicians. Many preteens and adolescents see their doctors only when they are sick or need school vaccinations or sports […]

Stress and Heart Disease: Fad or Fact?

Stress and Heart Disease

For decades now the medical community has focused on stress as a major cause of heart disease. But is that a fact? Has the negative impact of stress been overblown, especially when compared to other risk factors? After all, stress is a normal part of our everyday life. What’s really important to consider is the […]