Kids Health Matters
Topic: Pediatric Trauma
January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. Prevention and precaution are the keys to staying safe and minimizing injuries. If your child does become injured the team at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare has a higher level of training to deal with pediatric TBIs.
Jan. 21, 2021
A Conversation with Peter Kim, MD
Peter Kim, MD has worked as a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare for nearly ten years. Dr. Kim assumed the role of Associate Medical Director for Surgical Services at Gillette in 2021. Kim has been with Gillette since 2011 and has extensive expertise in treating Chiari malformation, epilepsy and seizures, tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, craniosynostosis, and hydrocephalus. Learn more about him, here:
Jan. 10, 2021
No Helmet, No Slide: Wear a Helmet While Sledding, Because Your Brain Matters
Going sledding is ridiculously fun, but it can also be dangerous. Wearing a helmet makes it safer.
Jan. 5, 2021
A Conversation with Angela Sinner, DO
Angela Sinner, DO has worked as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare for nearly a decade. She is the co-director of Gillette's inpatient rehabilitation unit and Sinner specializes in treating cerebral palsy, muscle spasticity and tone management, as well as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Learn more about her, here:
Nov. 24, 2020
Adjusting the mental to match the physical: Supporting Mental Health Awareness and Kids at Gillette
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, two experienced Gillette psychologists describe the services available, the importance of psychotherapy for kids who have a disability or a complex health issue, and why they find their jobs rewarding.
May. 21, 2019
Letters to My Landon: A Message to My Son
Every now and again, I write a new letter to my son, Landon. It’s my testament to him. To who he was, to who he is, and to who he could someday be.
Jun. 3, 2018
Rediscovering Ashlyn’s “Fierce” Self
When 3-year-old Ashlyn sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident, her family worried her personality, which they call "fierce," might not return. Discover how care at the Regions-Gillette Level I Pediatric Trauma Center helped Ashlyn, and her entire family, heal.
May. 17, 2018
A Message of Love, Parris Recovers From Traumatic Brain Injury
Your brain isn't like your arm. You can’t see it or touch it. It’s not really tangible, which means that we rarely spend time thinking about the thing that makes us think, unless we have to. This is what those who experience a TBI go through.
Sep. 27, 2017
Therapy Two-A-Days: Connor Tackles Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
Tall, red-haired and boisterous, it’s not a surprise to learn that Connor plays on the football team back in North Dakota, or that he’s pretty popular.
Sep. 5, 2017
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
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
Trauma Care Partnership Saves Peyton After Brain Injury
When 16-month-old Peyton ran across the living room, slipped, and hit his head on the hardwood floor, the impact left him fighting for his life. See how a partnership between Gillette and Regions Hospital helped Peyton achieve a full recovery, and why his parents consider Gillette part of their family.
Feb. 2, 2017
Experts Call for Children to Wear Helmets While Sledding
Before heading out to a sledding hill, children should strap on a helmet. That’s because sledding injuries can be just as severe as skiing or snowboarding injuries, say pediatric trauma doctors.
Dec. 15, 2016
A Miracle Carried Out By Many Hands
When Willi fell off his longboard, sustaining a life-threatening brain injury, what followed was the night all parents fear. Hear from his mom, Mary, about the recovery she calls "miraculous" and the doctors and nurses she describes as "amazing."
Aug. 10, 2016