Kids Health Matters

Adding Acupuncture to Ease Pain for Chelsea
Dec 30, 2015

Adding Acupuncture to Ease Pain for Chelsea

Did you know acupuncture therapy can help relieve pain, anxiety and discomfort? Discover one Gillette patient’s experience and learn more during an upcoming education session.
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Keeping Patients Merry and Bright
Dec 22, 2015

Keeping Patients Merry and Bright

Health care never takes a holiday. This means members of our care team often spend Christmas and other holidays caring for patients. Meet Emily Syverson, RN, and learn why she loves working during the holidays.
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Blockbuster Movie Inspires Gillette Therapists to Talk Concussions
Dec 22, 2015

Blockbuster Movie Inspires Gillette Therapists to Talk Concussions

Recently a group of Gillette rehabilitation therapists gathered at Southdale Center for an advanced screening of ‘Concussion,’ the much-anticipated holiday blockbuster starring Will Smith.  The movie, which…
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Meet Us Monday - Callan Henrich, Video and Photography Specialist
Dec 21, 2015

Meet Us Monday - Callan Henrich, Video and Photography Specialist

I am the Video and Photography Specialist at Gillette Children's. I have a fun job shooting photos and producing videos to help tell the incredible stories of patients and staff at Gillette.
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Preparation is the Key to a Happy Holiday with Family
Dec 17, 2015

Preparation is the Key to a Happy Holiday with Family

Gillette psychologist Erin Tentis-Berglund says preparation is the key to keeping the holidays happy. She adds it’s important to speak with your child about expectations and to give them strategies to respond to what might be challenging questions.
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Kids and Concussions – Your Questions Answered Here!
Dec 14, 2015

Kids and Concussions – Your Questions Answered Here!

While all concussions are serious, injuries that children and teens sustain to their still-developing brains can bring additional complications. Gillette neuropsychologist Katherine Buhrke answers the most common questions from parents and kids.
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“It’s How You Fight the Challenge That Defines You”
Dec 10, 2015

“It’s How You Fight the Challenge That Defines You”

I was born with spina bifida. For those who don’t know what the first part of that term means, it is the most severe type of spina bifida. My parents found out about my condition pretty early in my mother’s pregnancy.
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Honoring Andrew on PKS Awareness Day
Dec 3, 2015

Honoring Andrew on PKS Awareness Day

My family and I are proud to share that Governor Dayton is recognizing Pallister Killian Syndrome (PKS) for the fifth year in a row by proclaiming Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 as PKS…
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These Books About Disabilities Inform, Empower, and Entertain
Dec 2, 2015

These Books About Disabilities Inform, Empower, and Entertain

The New York Times Book Review released its list of Notable Children’s Books of 2015. Here at Gillette, it got us thinking: what are the can’t-miss books for children, teens and adults who have disabilities?
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My Gillette Story by Betsy Keil
Nov 25, 2015

My Gillette Story by Betsy Keil

I was born 10 weeks early, and as a result spent the first seven weeks of my life in an incubator. Six days after I was born, my pediatrician told my family that there was a possibility that I had cerebral palsy (CP).
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“She Doesn’t Let Epilepsy Define Her”
Nov 19, 2015

“She Doesn’t Let Epilepsy Define Her”

Aryssa’s journey started several years ago. We knew from the time she was very young that something just wasn’t “right.” Aryssa started attending an early childhood special education preschool when she was 3, and that’s when we first heard about the possibility of epilepsy.
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