Kids Health Matters
Archive: March, 2017
After children who have cerebral palsy undergo rhizotomy surgery, they spend several weeks using something called a prone cart when they're not in therapy. Learn more about the prone cart and watch a virtual demonstration to see how it works.
Mar. 30, 2017
Innovation and Research
Rett Study Holds Promise for Girls Like Kira
A Phase II study (NNZ-2566) of a drug called Trofinetide has potential to minimize the symptoms of Rett syndrome. Learn more and meet one family who is dedicated to moving Rett syndrome research forward.
Mar. 29, 2017
Video: Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
What are common symptoms that might indicate cerebral palsy in young children? Check out this video on what to watch for—and learn why it’s important parents follow-up with their child’s primary provider if they suspect developmental delays.
Mar. 28, 2017
Epilepsy and Seizures
Don’t be Blue, Wear Purple to Educate about Epilepsy
When she was first diagnosed with epilepsy, Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia felt blue. With her mother's encouragement, Cassidy channeled her energy and began "Purple Day" to bring awareness about epilepsy. Cassidy and her mother recently toured Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
Mar. 24, 2017
Facebook LIVE with Mark Gormley, MD: Early CP Intervention
Gillette pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist Mark Gormley, MD, discussed the importance of getting an early diagnosis of cerebral palsy and describes the resources available for families during a Facebook LIVE interview.
Mar. 23, 2017
Transition Support Propels Aaron Myers to Independence, Adulthood and Fulfilling Employment
Aaron Myers is like any other employee at The Works children’s museum with one exception: he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. See how Aaron's family laid the groundwork for his successful transition to adulthood—and how the Gillette Transition Clinic is providing additional support.
Mar. 20, 2017
Gillette Relaunches Ability-Themed Emoji App
To celebrate National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Gillette is relaunching an updated version of its ability-themed emoji keyboard called Emojability.
Mar. 15, 2017
Gillette on the Job
Meet HAL, the Hyper-real Medical Training Robot and the Man Who Controls Him
Meet HAL. He has a pulse; he breathes, blinks, and speaks numerous languages. If need be, he bleeds. This will likely be one of the stranger things you read today.
Mar. 13, 2017
Video: Facebook LIVE with Marshall Taniguchi, MD, on Cerebral Palsy
Marshall Taniguchi, MD, recently spoke to us about his work to help patients who have cerebral palsy achieve their highest possible levels of independence and quality of life. Watch the Facebook LIVE video here.
Mar. 9, 2017
Friends, Fun and Floor Hockey: The Full Life of Joe Carr
Joe Carr is updating his Facebook status, taking photos with his iPad, teasing his older sister, and good-naturedly ignoring his mother’s pleas to get ready for his imminent floor hockey game. Meet this busy 13-year-old with an easy smile and a powerful laugh.
Mar. 6, 2017
Brain Injury and Concussion
Caring for Karley: Growing Up After Anoxic Brain Injury
"If there is anything that I want people to understand, it’s that parents who have children who have disabilities want what any parent wants for their child."
Mar. 2, 2017
Video: What is Cerebral Palsy?
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Gillette is leading the charge to #CelebrateCP and raise awareness about the condition. First up: A video overview of the definition, possible causes, symptoms and types of cerebral palsy. Click for more!
Mar. 1, 2017