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News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.

Medical Services

Baby Acne

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One of our Pediatricians, Dr. Varuna Tuli, sat down with us to dispel some of the myths around one of the most common concerns new parents have in those very early days of a baby’s life.

Giving

Making A Difference – Insights From Our Donors

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Did you know that July was National Make a Difference to Children Month? Our families, friends, staff, and our donors make a difference to the children we serve every single day. In the spirit and celebration of making a difference in the lives of kids, we spoke with two of our donors about how and why they support Franciscan Hospital for Children.

Giving News

A Carnival Unlike Any Other

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Each year on the last Friday in July the KID Fund Carnival is held onsite at Franciscan Hospital for Children, bringing together staff, children, families and guests for a day of laughter and fun.

Behavioral Health Support Services

Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindfulness meditation has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, and has been incorporated into a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches. In mindfulness practice we do our best to “be with” whatever is happening in an aware and self-loving way, often with a focus on present moment body sensations, thoughts, and emotions.

Education

Korey’s Kennedy Day School Graduation

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Korey Foley’s story at Franciscan began when he was just three years old. Nineteen years later, Korey has become a well-known, smiling face both inside and outside our halls for friends of the hospital and the Kennedy Day School (KDS). Last week we celebrated a big milestone for Korey, his family and his friends – his graduation from the Kennedy Day School.

News

WATCH’s 10 Top Summer Safety Traps

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A long-awaited break from our harsh winter this year, there’s still plenty of room for fun and games this summer while also being conscious of the safety of your family! WATCH shares with us their 10 Top Summer Safety Traps and Summer Safety To-Do list.

Education News

Transition & Adult Services Resource Fair

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A critical issue for families of children with disabilities, transition planning for adulthood is an area with which many parents struggle. Therefore, providing a forum for families to interact and connect with adult services professionals was both important and rewarding. We were thrilled to welcome over 20 families & numerous professionals to our first Transition and Adult Services Resource Fair.

Medical Services

Milk Myths

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Did you know that kids ages 1 to 5 get almost 20% of their daily calories from milk? We’re investigating some myths associated with this healthy, popular drink.

Giving

Heart in Hand Thank You

Heart in Hand Holiday Campaign

A brief recap of the 2014 Heart in Hand holiday campaign and our opportunity to say thank you to all those who participated in support of our kids and families.