Kids Health Matters
Archive: February, 2021
My Gillette Story
Ethan Johnson was diagnosed with a rare condition as an infant. His parents were told he may never walk without assistance. Now seven years old, not only does he walk, he flies out on the ice. Read Ethan's story here.
Feb. 26, 2021
My Gillette Story
The Power of Story: A Conversation with Tammy Sinkfield-Morey
When Tammy Sinkfield-Morey began her career as a nurse at Gillette, she was the first black woman to do so. Through the years, she’s been a tireless advocate for building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace at Gillette. We recently spoke with Tammy about a recent article she co-authored in Creative Nursing, and what Black History Month means to her.
Feb. 25, 2021
Neurology and Neurosurgery
“We’re Kind of Like Sherlock Holmes.” Two Gillette Neurologists Share a Passion for Helping Patients Who Have a Rare Disease
Figuring out if your child has a rare disease is a concerning and challenging puzzle for parents.Two members of the Gillette team, pediatric neurologists Randal Richardson, MD, and Jamie Eskuri, MD, say finding answers and guiding families through a rare disease diagnosis and care plan is one of the most rewarding parts of their jobs.
Feb. 24, 2021
Caring for Rare Diseases and Solving Puzzles: Meet Arthur Beisang, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is known worldwide for its expertise in caring for children diagnosed with rare diseases. Gillette complex care pediatrician, Arthur Beisang, MD is part of the team devoted to providing excellent care and improving the lives of children living with a rare disease.
Feb. 22, 2021
ENT Issues Have a Profound Impact on a Child’s Health and Happiness: Meet Micah Berman, MD
Ear, nose and throat issues are the number one concern prompting parents to see their child’s pediatrician. February is Kids’ ENT Health Month. At Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare our ENT specialists understand the unique needs of children and teens who have disabilities, complex conditions or serious issues.
Feb. 19, 2021
The Importance of Wearing a Helmet While Sledding
On January 5, Amer and his son Ismail, 4, were out sledding on the hill just minutes from their home in St. Louis Park. It was a small hill, but there were a few trees at the bottom. On Ismail's final run of the day, what began as a fun outing turned into any parent's nightmare.
Feb. 17, 2021
Vaccine Prioritization: A Letter from Gillette to Governor Walz and Commissioner Malcom
In light of current guidelines that determine who is eligible for vaccine prioritization, Gillette reached out to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Commissioner Jan Malcom to urge them to consider the inclusion of people who have disabilities.
Feb. 12, 2021
My Gillette Story
“Getting Back to Being Me” – Isabella’s Scoliosis Story
When Isabella Gregory, 11, received a diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis in 2019, it was a shock to say the least. Read about the unique surgical procedure that got Isabella back to her life and activities just 6 weeks later.
Feb. 10, 2021
Gillette Is Helping Lead the World In Perthes Research
At the 2021 Annual Meeting of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG), organizers announced that Gillette is second in the world in its enrollment of Perthes patients into IPSG studies.
Feb. 9, 2021
New Rare Disease Survey Seeks to Improve Access and Care
A new survey hopes to provide a better understanding of the challenges to health care access for Minnesota families as they care for a child who has a rare disease. One in ten Minnesotans are living with a rare disease. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is known worldwide for its expert level of care for children who have rare diseases and is encouraging participation in the Rare Disease Healthcare Access Study.
Feb. 4, 2021