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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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Listening is the Key for Award-winning Doctor
Feb 2, 2016

Listening is the Key for Award-winning Doctor

"I recognize that for many families just feeling heard and feeling like somebody listened to their whole story is important," says Kim McConnell, M.D. Learn about McConnell's work at Gillette and why she's the recipient of a prestigious award.
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Meet Us Monday - Alex Wuornos, Occupational Therapist
Feb 1, 2016

Meet Us Monday - Alex Wuornos, Occupational Therapist

I have been working as an Outpatient Occupational Therapist (OT) at Gillette for 3 years now. My average day is anything but average, which is what I love about it so much! Most of my day is spent working with, and frankly, playing with my patients.
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“Everything is Awesome” with Premier of LEGO Wheelchair Figure
Jan 29, 2016

“Everything is Awesome” with Premier of LEGO Wheelchair Figure

This week, the LEGO company unveiled its first-ever figure to have a disability. Hear from Gillette neuropsychologist Richard DiPrima on why the move is cause for celebration.
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Gillette Children’s Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Kids from Injury During Winter Sports, Activities
Jan 26, 2016

Gillette Children’s Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Kids from Injury During Winter Sports, Activities

Children who participate in winter activities are at risk of sustaining a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury. Fortunately, there are a few preventative measures parents can use to make sure kids stay safe.
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Gillette Children’s Neurologist Offers Expertise, Precautions for Zika Virus
Jan 21, 2016

Gillette Children’s Neurologist Offers Expertise, Precautions for Zika Virus

Stories about a mosquito borne disease called Zika virus have dominated headlines in recent weeks. Learn more about the virus, and precautions to be mindful of, from Gillette neurologist Amanda Moen, M.D.
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Nurse-Patient Bond Inspires Dramatic Transformation
Jan 19, 2016

Nurse-Patient Bond Inspires Dramatic Transformation

For Samantha Lademann, the past year has been transformational in more ways than one. The 33-year-old Gillette Lifetime Clinic patient has improved her physical health and altered her outlook on life. Learn how Samantha's Gillette team inspired her.
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Nick’s Life With Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
Jan 14, 2016

Nick’s Life With Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

When 6-year-old Nick experienced his first seizure while asleep in his father's arms, his frantic parents sought answers. Their search led to a diagnosis of benign rolandic epilepsy and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
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Bringing Families Hope Through Rett Syndrome Research
Jan 12, 2016

Bringing Families Hope Through Rett Syndrome Research

Julie Hackel's 19-year-old daughter, Megan, has Rett Syndrome. Discover why Rett Syndrome research is so important to Hackel, and how Gillette clinicians are working to move Rett knowledge forward.
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New Therapy Pool Will Serve More Patients
Jan 8, 2016

New Therapy Pool Will Serve More Patients

Esme and Henrick Erickson—3-year-old siblings from a set of triplets—love their pool therapy. Both have cerebral palsy. During the past several months, during weekly sessions in…
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Giving Back is Christmas Eve Tradition for Mom N’ Pop Pizza Shop
Jan 6, 2016

Giving Back is Christmas Eve Tradition for Mom N’ Pop Pizza Shop

Year after year, without fuss or advertising, John and Kathy Weatherston of John’s Pizza Café in the Como neighborhood of St. Paul spend Christmas Eve raising funds for Gillette. Find out what inspires them, and their dedicated employees, to make a difference.
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