Kids Health Matters
Archive: April, 2016
Maddy’s mom describes her as “a warrior” — and rightly so. Maddy has spina bifida. But she also has much more: extraordinary compassion, a keen sense of humor, and a vibrant personality. Meet Maddy and learn why she’s excited to represent Gillette during the Walk & Roll 3K on June 18, 2016.
Apr. 26, 2016
Epilepsy and Seizures
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.
Apr. 20, 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."
Apr. 15, 2016
Awards and Achievements
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.
Apr. 13, 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
Apr. 11, 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).
Apr. 6, 2016