Kids Health Matters

International Research Collaboration Between Hospitals Helps Treat Children Who Have Chronic Pain
Oct 26, 2016

International Research Collaboration Between Hospitals Helps Treat Children Who Have Chronic Pain

Pain affects all aspects of life, but for many of us, it’s an abstract concept. But, for a moment, imagine what it would feel like to experience chronic pain for an entire month. Start with that, but now expand it out to a year—or maybe even, every day of your life.
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Krista Horning Works at Gillette “To Give Back”
Oct 24, 2016

Krista Horning Works at Gillette “To Give Back”

Krista Horning, a Gillette employee for nine years, hopes she's an inspiration to the patients she helps. That's because she's been a patient at Gillette since childhood. Meet Krista and learn why she loves working at Gillette.
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“Facetime” With Your Doctor through Telemedicine
Oct 20, 2016

“Facetime” With Your Doctor through Telemedicine

For children like Ava who live in greater Minnesota or outside the state, appointments at Gillette can involve hours of drive time and nights spent in a hotel. All that can add up. Meet Ava and learn how Gillette is helping families like hers by expanding its telemedicine services.
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Rediscovering Ashlyn’s “Fierce” Self
Oct 18, 2016

Rediscovering Ashlyn’s “Fierce” Self

When 3-year-old Ashlyn sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident, her family worried her personality, which they call "fierce," might not return. Discover how care at the Regions-Gillette Level I Pediatric Trauma Center helped Ashlyn, and her entire family, heal.
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Preparing for Cade Before Day One
Oct 13, 2016

Preparing for Cade Before Day One

When Angela Hartwig, a nurse at Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota, learned her baby would be born with a cleft lip and palate, she took action. Learn how Gillette made it possible for Hartwig to welcome baby Cade at the community hospital she knows and trusts.
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Longtime Gillette Employee Helps Patients See Possibilities
Oct 10, 2016

Longtime Gillette Employee Helps Patients See Possibilities

Nick Lohmer, a Gillette nursing assistant, always knew he wanted to enter some type of medical field. Health care is a familiar environment for Lohmer, who has spina bifida. Learn why he hopes he's a role model for his patients and what he finds most rewarding about his Gillette career.
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Easing Vaccination Anxiety
Oct 7, 2016

Easing Vaccination Anxiety

The onset of flu season means influenza vaccines, and for some children, vaccination anxiety. From distraction techniques to the importance of honesty, hear from child life specialist Natalie Kinsky on how to help children of all ages cope with an upcoming shot.
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Words Can Break Your Heart
Oct 6, 2016

Words Can Break Your Heart

This October marks the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month. While much has been done to help curb bullying behavior, the statistics show more needs to be done. One study shows 60 percent of children who have disabilities report being bullied regularly. Parents can learn tips to help intervene when the bullying becomes more intense and persistent.
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“Simply a Hero”: Jim Gage’s Legacy of Improving Patients’ Outcomes
Oct 3, 2016

“Simply a Hero”: Jim Gage’s Legacy of Improving Patients’ Outcomes

During his career, retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon Jim Gage, MD, brought gait analysis into clinical practice and transformed the approach to caring for children who have cerebral palsy. Gage recently received national recognition for contributions to his field.
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“Best Doctors” List Honors 2016
Sep 30, 2016

“Best Doctors” List Honors 2016

We're honored that 17 of our physicians are on Minnesota Monthly Magazine’s 2016 “Best Doctors” list. These Gillette doctors were nominated by their peers throughout Minnesota and recognized for professional expertise.
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A Legacy of Strength and Smiles
Sep 28, 2016

A Legacy of Strength and Smiles

As a child in the 1940s, Lyn Baier traveled with her mother by bus from the family farm in southwestern Minnesota to the old Gillette building near Lake Phalen in St. Paul. She spent months away from home getting treatment for her deformed right leg.
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