Franciscan Hospital for Children - A national leader in caring for children with special health care needs


Upcoming  Events

Touch A Truck

Date: Saturday, Oct 8, 2011

Location: Arsenal Mall. Watertown, MA. More>>


American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference

Date: Oct 15 - 18, 2011

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Boston, MA.

2011 Kid Fund Carnival


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This year's Carnival was chock-filled with fun activities, music, magic, some creepy crawlers from Curious Creatures, and a surprise visit from Wally the Green Monster. More>>

 FHFC in the News


Touch A Truck Event to benefit FHFC



Five Things You Need to Know Today



Meet School Committee Member: Kristan Bagley-Jones

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There's no better time of year than back to school time to work on creating healthy habits for your child. In this edition you'll find ideas to support healthy eating, reading together and taking care of dental health without sacrificing the fun!

Dental Patient Profile: Tanicka

TanickaAt age 12, inspired by a Brady Bunch episode involving adoption, Jennifer Sinclair decided someday she would also adopt.


Some 20 years later, Jennifer realized her dream of becoming a Mom, adopting now eight year old Tanicka through social services when she was just one and a half years old. Tanicka was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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Registered Dietician, Megan MacDonald answers a question on Type II Diabetes and Nutritional Considerations. ASK - Diabetes


Q: As the parent of a child diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, what should I be mindful of in order to reduce the risk of nutrition related problems and long- term complications?


A: Type II Diabetes was once a disease seen in adulthood but is becoming more common in young children. It can be stressful when feeding your child: making sure they are receiving adequate nutrition, maintaining a normal blood sugar range and still allowing them to enjoy the occasional sweet treat. LEARN MORE>>

A Very Special Back-to-School Book List

Reading List
Books are very important to the staff at Franciscan Hospital for Children and Kennedy Day School. Children of any age and reading level love to hear a story read to them! Sometimes they learn about the outdoors, animals, school or they get transported to another time and place. Stories can teach children how to behave, handle difficult situations with their peers, how to share or even how to be a good friend. What's most important to many of the experts at Franciscan Hospital for Children is laughter! LEARN MORE>>


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