Kids Health Matters
Archive: January, 2016
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.
Jan. 29, 2016
Accessibility360 Twice the Hope for Help with Cerebral Palsy
They came to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare with twice the hope. Twice the dreams. Twice the determination.The Bracho Diaz family left their native Venezuela eager for another round of expert care for their 10-year-old twin daughters Maria de los Angels and Maria Antonieta. Yes, identical twin sisters who share the name Maria and a diagnosis of spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy.
Jan. 28, 2016
Brain Injury and Concussion
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.
Jan. 26, 2016
Safety and Wellness
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.
Jan. 21, 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.
Jan. 19, 2016
Epilepsy and Seizures
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.
Jan. 14, 2016
Innovation and Research
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.
Jan. 12, 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.
Jan. 8, 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.
Jan. 6, 2016