Kids Health Matters

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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Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton
Sep 21, 2016

Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton

Jackson sustained a spinal cord injury when he was 16 years old. The injury thrust Jackson, who stands a tall 6’2’’, into a new reality of life in a wheelchair. But instead of giving up, Jackson made the decision to embrace his new reality. Now he's taking to his feet once more with help from the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
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Lots to Say About “Speechless”
Sep 20, 2016

Lots to Say About “Speechless”

The new ABC television sitcom "Speechless" centers on a 16-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy and uses an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to express himself. Several Gillette families have previewed the show and say they're pleased a television program explores some of the issues they face.
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Alexandra Redefines Perceptions
Sep 15, 2016

Alexandra Redefines Perceptions

When Alexandra's mom started getting questions from other parents about Alexandra's condition, mother and daughter decided to help shift others' perceptions about disabilities. Learn how.
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Back to School Sleep Opens Eyes on Facebook
Sep 15, 2016

Back to School Sleep Opens Eyes on Facebook

Gillette recently hosted a Facebook Live video Q&A featuring John Garcia, MD, sleep medicine specialist, about back-to-school sleep issues. Learn more and watch the discussion.
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Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School Model
Sep 7, 2016

Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School Model

Avery, a sixth grader who has cerebral palsy, recently had the opportunity to showcase some of her favorite back-to-school fashions to thousands when she modeled for the Mall of America's 2016 Back to School Look Book. Learn how the experience helped build Avery's confidence and how care at Gillette has helped her thrive.
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Gillette Experts Offer School Health Tips
Sep 6, 2016

Gillette Experts Offer School Health Tips

Now that most children are back in school for the 2016-17 year, every parent's goal is to keep them in the classroom performing at a high level. Gillette pediatric experts provide the latest health info to help this school year run smoothly.
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IEP is an Important Tool for Education
Sep 2, 2016

IEP is an Important Tool for Education

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important tool to share your vision for your child’s future and to consider how his or her disability affects getting an education.
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