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NPR’s “Tiny Desk” Winner Reflects on Music, Living with Rare Condition
May 25, 2016

NPR’s “Tiny Desk” Winner Reflects on Music, Living with Rare Condition

Gaelynn Lea, a musician from Duluth, Minnesota, recently won National Public Radio's distinguished Tiny Desk Contest. She also has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Learn more about Lea, what brought her to Gillette as a teenager, and her advice for children living with OI.
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Meet Us Monday - Greta Cunningham, Content Specialist
May 23, 2016

Meet Us Monday - Greta Cunningham, Content Specialist

Greta Cunningham, content specialist, enjoys interviewing patients, families and clinical staff to share the work being done at Gillette. She's a former broadcaster at Minnesota Public Radio and feels her background as a journalist and mom helps her craft her stories.
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“My Body was Haunted” – Ali’s Recovery from Chronic Pain
May 17, 2016

“My Body was Haunted” – Ali’s Recovery from Chronic Pain

Even after an injury heals, sometimes an imprint of it can remain. How this happens varies from person to person. But for some individuals, like Ali Tokkesdal, it manifests in the form of chronic pain. “I couldn’t walk. It felt like my body had turned against me, like it was haunted,” says Ali.
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Study: Sleep Disorders Underreported, Commonly Untreated Among Cerebral Palsy Patients
May 17, 2016

Study: Sleep Disorders Underreported, Commonly Untreated Among Cerebral Palsy Patients

When people think of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, images of middle aged adults likely come to mind. However, a recent study by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare sheds light on another population of people who are affected by the disorder: children who have cerebral palsy.
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Family-Centered Rounding Improves Communication, Care
May 12, 2016

Family-Centered Rounding Improves Communication, Care

Learn how a nurse-led initiative called family-centered rounding is improving communication between providers, nurses and families.
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Nurses Find Friendship and Inspiration at Gillette
May 11, 2016

Nurses Find Friendship and Inspiration at Gillette

A young mother, overwhelmed with caring for her newborn son who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, meets a pediatric intensive care nurse in the hallways of Gillette in 2006. The friendship they develop changes both of their lives. To celebrate National Nurses Week, we asked Lucinda VerSteeg and Elee Hruza to reflect on their nursing careers and relationship.
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Nurse-Led Innovations Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction
May 9, 2016

Nurse-Led Innovations Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction

As we continue celebrating Nurses Week 2016, here's a look at how Gillette nurses are finding new ways to help families understand and manage their children's medications, both inside and outside the hospital.
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Music Video Highlights Resilience, Joy of Kids Facing Long Recoveries
May 4, 2016

Music Video Highlights Resilience, Joy of Kids Facing Long Recoveries

The power of smiles to heal and inspire is what prompted nurses on Gillette's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit to create a new music video highlighting the spirit and resilience of their patients. Watch the video and learn how it came together.
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Gillette Launches Emojability Keyboard App
May 2, 2016

Gillette Launches Emojability Keyboard App

Gillette kids and their famlies will be able to express their unique experiences like never before thanks to a first-of-its-kind app.
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Maddy’s Life Without Barriers
Apr 26, 2016

Maddy’s Life Without Barriers

Maddy’s mom describes her as “a warrior” — and rightly so. Maddy has spina bifida. But she also has much more: extraordinary compassion, a keen sense of humor, and a vibrant personality. Meet Maddy and learn why she’s excited to represent Gillette during the Walk & Roll 3K on June 18, 2016.
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The Brain, Electricity, and Neurodiagnostics
Apr 20, 2016

The Brain, Electricity, and Neurodiagnostics

Did you know that the human brain produces electricity? Learn how neurodiagnostic services help diagnose and treat problems that arise when the brain's electrical signals don't function as they should.
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