Kids Health Matters

Twitter Chat Offers Insight Into Rare Diseases
Mar 3, 2016

Twitter Chat Offers Insight Into Rare Diseases

Gillette participated in a Twitter chat hosted by ABC's Dr. Richard Besser on rare diseases as part of Rare Diseases Day. Gillette was one of the top chat influencers.
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Brandon’s Cerebral Palsy Story
Feb 29, 2016

Brandon’s Cerebral Palsy Story

Born with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, 19-year-old Brandon Wittrock has undergone more than 30 surgeries throughout his life. Watch this incredible video to see all that Brandon has overcome and how he's thriving today.
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Gillette Advocates for Rare Diseases
Feb 29, 2016

Gillette Advocates for Rare Diseases

Hear from Gillette's Scott Schwantes, M.D., about what it means to have a rare disease, and why he's so passionate about helping Gillette patients thrive.
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Special Needs Dentists Help Underserved Patients
Feb 25, 2016

Special Needs Dentists Help Underserved Patients

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a team of dental specialists at Gillette are busy caring for an often underserved group of patients. Learn why dental health is so important for children who have complex medical conditions.
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Gillette Patient Takes Stand Against College Bullying
Feb 24, 2016

Gillette Patient Takes Stand Against College Bullying

A longtime Gillette patient takes a stand against college bullying after using adaptive equipment on campus. She used social media to respond.
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Adaptive Skis Allow Patients to Soar Down Slopes
Feb 22, 2016

Adaptive Skis Allow Patients to Soar Down Slopes

Gillette hosted its 7th Annual Adaptive Ski Day for its patients and their families. Event organizers said the event was a success with dozens of patients and their families participating.
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Gait Analysis Grant Means Better Outcomes for Kids Who Have Cerebral Palsy
Feb 18, 2016

Gait Analysis Grant Means Better Outcomes for Kids Who Have Cerebral Palsy

A prestigious NIH grant is helping Gillette's gait and motion analysis research team improve treatment outcomes. “This grant allows us to open up new and exciting avenues of work” says Michael Schwartz, director of bioengineering research at Gillette.
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Teams Ride in Pedal in Place to Purchase Adapted Bikes for Gillette Kids
Feb 17, 2016

Teams Ride in Pedal in Place to Purchase Adapted Bikes for Gillette Kids

Brittany Carothers rides in the Pedal in Place stationary bike race each year because she remembers her son’s expression of pure joy when he took his first ride on an adapted tricycle. Pedal in Place raises money to help Gillette purchase special needs bikes for patients.
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Preparation Provides Calm Before Orthopedic Surgery
Feb 10, 2016

Preparation Provides Calm Before Orthopedic Surgery

Children facing major orthopedic surgery sometimes struggle with fear and apprehension about their upcoming procedure. Meet Elijah, one such child, and see how Gillette is helping him, and his family, feel more at ease.
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Easing Stress for Parents, Caregivers of Kids Who Have Disabilities
Feb 9, 2016

Easing Stress for Parents, Caregivers of Kids Who Have Disabilities

Parents of children who have complex medical conditions often struggle to find time to refresh and recharge. Read one such family's story, and learn how Gillette can help.
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Tragedy Turns to Triumph; One Boy’s Remarkable Recovery
Feb 3, 2016

Tragedy Turns to Triumph; One Boy’s Remarkable Recovery

A little more than a month after a near-tragic accident, 9-year-old Yael Rodriguez is not only walking and talking, he was recently discharged from Gillette and is now happily at home with his family. Read about his recovery from a serious brain injury.
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