Kids Health Matters
Archive: August, 2020
There's a new level of excitement and commitment to conducting research at Gillette that could change and improve the lives of countless numbers of children everywhere, and donor support is pivotal in leading the charge.
Aug. 31, 2020
Safety and Wellness
A Mix of Emotions: Tips for Dealing with School, Stress and COVID-19
Anxiety and stress is fueled by the unknown so it’s not a surprise that the unsettled situation surrounding COVID-19 and the start of the new school year is causing some mental health challenges. The Psychology and Psychotherapy Services team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare has some advice to provide support as the school year gets underway.
Aug. 28, 2020
My Gillette Story
Limb-Lengthening and Deformity Correction Treatment at Gillette Gets Toren Back in Action
Toren Theiss is 11 years old. He’s an incredibly active young man who plays soccer, ski races and though he wouldn’t brag about it, does quite well at both. It wasn’t until a day in August two years ago when he was walking towards his mother Jill, that she realized something was wrong.
Aug. 27, 2020
Awards and Achievements
Gagnon’s new role in MNAAP means a stronger voice for Gillette and our families
The associate medical director of pediatrics at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Madeleine Gagnon, MD, was recently appointed to the Board of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP).
Aug. 24, 2020
Speak Now for Kids Week Gives Patient and Family Advocates a Platform
Speak Now for Kids Week is a public platform for citizen advocates to learn, get involved and influence the outcomes of current child health policies. This year, three Gillette families met with representatives from the Minnesota Congressional Delegation to advocate for kids and Children's Hospitals.
Aug. 14, 2020
The Marvelous, Mountain Biking Mari
With her shock of blonde hair blowing in the wind, Mari laughs while flying down the trails on her mountain bike and has aspirations to conquer the monkey bars at her local playground. These athletic feats become all the more impressive when you consider the fact that Mari was born missing nearly all of the fingers on her right hand.
Aug. 12, 2020
Gillette provides expert help as CDC predicts Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning parents and medical professionals that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) a rare, polio-like neurological condition that affects mostly children. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is ready to be an important center for AFM care and rehabilitation when the outbreak is set to peak this fall.
Aug. 7, 2020
Safety and Wellness
Back to School Decisions and Support
At Gillette, we understand the difficult decision parents are making this fall as you consider education options for your child amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As you receive guidance from your child’s school, we are here to support you as you make the best choice for your child and your family.
Aug. 3, 2020
Why I’m Here: For My Brother, for My Patients
When I work with my patients at Gillette, I try not to impose my story and my “why” on them and their families. But inevitably, it comes up. My younger brother, Peter has cerebral palsy. He’s why I do what I do and why I’m here. I’m immensely proud of him and grateful to have had the privilege of being his sister.
Aug. 3, 2020