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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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Felix’s First Taste of Chocolate
Mar 29, 2016

Felix’s First Taste of Chocolate

As parents, we celebrate the simple things in our children’s lives—but can quickly forget them: the first word, standing up, walking, the first birthday, the first day of school, tasting a new food. We sometimes take these milestones for granted. That’s not the case for the parents of Felix Henry. Felix has a severe form of epilepsy.
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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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Sorting Through a Childhood Diagnosis: 5 Tips for Parents
Mar 24, 2016

Sorting Through a Childhood Diagnosis: 5 Tips for Parents

Every parent wants their child to be healthy, but that isn’t always the case. The reality is that as many as one in about 325 parents will have a child who has a complex medical condition such as cerebral palsy, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also says about one in six children will have some type of developmental disability.
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Physicians Educate on Bones, Muscles and Joints at Annual Conference
Mar 23, 2016

Physicians Educate on Bones, Muscles and Joints at Annual Conference

During the annual Musculoskeletal Management in Pediatrics conference, Gillette physicians shed their blue scrubs and white coats and don teaching hats instead.
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