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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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Hunter Overcomes Bullying with a Little Help from His Friends
Apr 15, 2016

Hunter Overcomes Bullying with a Little Help from His Friends

When Stacy Soman’s son Hunter started being bullied consistently last year, this question came up more and more. “When your kid starts coming home with bruises, it’s hard not to say: ‘You know what, maybe you should hit back, and they’ll leave you alone.’ Many children would take that advice, but not Hunter."
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Honoring Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Apr 13, 2016

Honoring Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 10 marks the beginning of national volunteer week, and as we reflect on the work done by our volunteers over the past year, it becomes clear that they deserve a round of applause. In 2015-16, 306 of the weekly volunteers logged more than 12,000 hours over the course of their 4,000 visits to serve.
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Volunteer Ambassadors: Using “The Force” of Empathy to Improve the Patient Experience
Apr 11, 2016

Volunteer Ambassadors: Using “The Force” of Empathy to Improve the Patient Experience

“When I was a kid in the hospital, the nurses and registration staff remembered my name when I’d do my check-ups, and that always made me feel welcome. It’s incredible to think that now I’m on the other side of the desk recognizing families by name…it’s come full circle.” –Ed Jenkins
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Breaking New Ground in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research
Apr 6, 2016

Breaking New Ground in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

Gillette neurologist Stephen Smith, M.D. says new research is encouraging to patients who have muscular dystrophy and their families. He’s impressed by research being done by three teams working on a so-called “gene editing” technique that’s seen as a major step toward a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
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“We Did This to Better His Future”
Apr 5, 2016

“We Did This to Better His Future”

When Cameron's family became concerned about his head shape, their search for answers led to a diagnosis of craniosynostosis. “You think your baby is perfect and to find even one little thing wrong is heartbreaking,” says his mom, Lindsay Osterhoudt.
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How Rhizotomy Surgery Moved Christina Forward
Mar 31, 2016

How Rhizotomy Surgery Moved Christina Forward

"Like most kids, Christina likes to go fast,” says her dad, Derek Kademan. "If she’s not going to slow down, why should I?" See how Kademan's promise to Christina, and major surgery at Gillette, helps her live life to the fullest.
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Family Makes 700-Mile Journey to Treat Daughter’s Cerebral Palsy
Mar 29, 2016

Family Makes 700-Mile Journey to Treat Daughter’s Cerebral Palsy

"Every step Sophia takes is a testament to the countless dedicated individuals who made it possible," says her mother, Susan Slinkard. Last summer, Sophia and her family traveled from Arkansas to Minnesota for major neurosurgery aimed at reducing Sophia's spasticity.
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