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Healthy Kids Day

Date: April 28, 2012


33rd Annual Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference

Date: May 9th & 10th, 2012

 FHFC in the News


Tracked Down: Michael Lorber, Robert Kraft, Darrius Barnes, and more.. 



Bruins' Rask uses injury time to visit children at local hospital



Boy comes home after 2 yrs in hospital



Brighton kids enjoy being Pals of Bruins' Patrice Bergeron



Boston Police Bagpipers



Dropkick Murphys pay special visit to hospital



Tracked Down: Tuukka Rask, Bill Belichick, Michael Brooks, and more...



Medford Family, Franciscan Hospital Patients, Meet Patrice Bergeron 



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You may have heard the most recent report from the Centers of Disease Control about the rising prevalence of Autism.  This month's top news story is particular timely and features Dr. John Julian who shares his perspective on the disease including its causes and treatment options. 

A Discussion with Dr. John N. Julian

Dr. JulianIn anticipation of Autism Awareness Month in April, we asked Dr. John N. Julian, one of our in-house experts on the topic, to discuss the latest strategies in the treatment of children with Autism.


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Patient Profile: Joshua Kwasny

JoshuaIt's a parent's worst nightmare-a 17-year-old child gets in a car accident soon after receiving his driver's license.


For the parents of Joshua Kwasny, this nightmare became reality Christmas night, 2005. Shortly after arriving home from family holiday celebrations, Joshua left to visit friends.


Just a few minutes from home, after rounding a curve on a winding country road in Western Massachusetts, Joshua was hit by on oncoming car. Learn more>>

iPads Make Therapy More Accessible
For four year old "Chelsea," a patient at Franciscan Hospital for Children, the iPad is much more than a high-tech toy, its been a tool that has helped her regain her ability to express herself after a traumatic brain injury. Learn more>>


Want a chance to reconnect with former patients a2012 5k Run and Walk nd staff?  Join us for this year's 5K Run & Walk at Boston College and Fun Run for kids.   Create a team to celebrate your child or join one of the many teams formed by Hospital staff.  For more information, go to


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