Kids Health Matters
Archive: September, 2016
Awards and Achievements
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.
Sep. 30, 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.
Sep. 28, 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.
Sep. 21, 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.
Sep. 20, 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.
Sep. 15, 2016
Innovation and Research
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.
Sep. 15, 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.
Sep. 7, 2016
Safety and Wellness
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.
Sep. 6, 2016