Neurology and Neurosurgery
The U.S. Food Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent approval of a new oral medication to help treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is being hailed as a “game changer” by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare neurologist, Randal Richardson, MD, MMS. “The main message I want to get out to people who have SMA and their families is—many of you now have options and the power to make a choice for yourself,” Richardson says.
September 4, 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.
August 7, 2020
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Comfort, Convenience and Compassion: Virtual Care at Gillette
Many families and providers are taking advantage of the newly expanded virtual care appointment options at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. During the “stay at home” orders due to COVID-19, Gillette continues to focus on ensuring families are safe and have access to our expert medical care.Pediatric neurologist, Randal Richardson, MD, is seeing patients via virtual care, when clinically appropriate, and he's excited about how technology makes it more convenient for his patients.
April 20, 2020
Brain Injury and Concussion
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Changed Sam’s Life
“It’s not an exaggeration to say deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Gillette changed Sam’s life,” marvels his mother Coleen Wedig. Sam Wedig, 16 and his mother first traveled to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare from Des Moines, Iowa in 2015 seeking help for cerebral palsy and dystonia. They’re passionate about sharing their story in the hope they can help other families dealing with similar medical challenges.
January 27, 2020
Epilepsy and Seizures
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Gives Wyatt His Childhood Back
See how vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) surgery and Gillette neurologists are helping Wyatt, a child who has epilepsy, finally control his seizures.
January 21, 2019
Student Broadcaster Recovers from Transverse Myelitis with Eggnog Fizz and Friends
This is not what Earl Weir planned for his junior year in high school. The 17-year-old from Howard Lake, Minnesota was a busy teenager—involved in his school’s broadcast club, spending time hunting and fishing with his dad and listening to music with his mom. Earl is an example of how life can change in an instant.
May 2, 2017