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Santa Cops Surprise Patients with Presents

Children's Hospital was filled with warm wishes and holiday cheer thanks to a visit from the 134th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron.

2014 Children's Hospital Annual Report

What matters at Children's Hospital? Find out in our 2014 annual report.

Braeden's Story in It's About Children

Meet Braeden Rogers and his beloved German shepherd, Jill, a dynamic duo battling diabetes.

Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $250,000 to Children's Hospital

A $250,000 donation from Delta Dental of Tennessee will help Children's Hospital enhance dental care services.

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Here are some tips to help your family celebrate the holiday while keeping a balanced and healthy diet.

Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids

Here are five healthy new year's resolutions to have your children do in 2015.

Your Child's Play: Keep It Safe

Think safety when it comes to your child's toys.

Calling All Angels: Indianna's Story

Indianna Graves is thankful for the "angels" at Children's Hospital who nursed her back to health.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Premature Babies

In this video, Nikki Parton, R.N., talks about ways mothers can reduce the risk their baby will be born premature.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Croup

Croup is a common respiratory illness that sends children to the hospital.

Home Health Care and Hospice Month

Children's Hospital honors the dedicated health care professionals who provide care to children at home.

Nurses Know: Parents Guide to the Flu

Flu is highly contagious and spreads quickly among children but can be prevented.

Children's Hospital Volunteer Honored with Statewide Award

Bob Woodruff, a cuddler in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), has been given the 2014 Meritorious Service Award by the Tennessee Hospital Association.

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Helping you understand how epilepsy and seizures affect your body.

Diabetes: How It Affects Your Body

Diabetes affects the way your body uses food for energy.

Ebola: What You Need To Know

Should parents in East Tennessee be concerned about the Ebola virus?

Pediatric Expert Tips: Enterovirus D68

In this video, Darci Hodge, R.N., Director of Infection Control at Children's Hospital, gives us more information about enterovirus D68.

Nurses Know: Choking Hazards

In this video, Jamie Pate, R.N., shows examples of common choking hazards around the home.

Children's Hospital Introduces FLETCH Savings Card

Shop, dine out and save money while helping Children's Hospital with the new FLETCH Savings Card.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Headaches

It's important to know when a child's headache is just a passing pain or something more serious.

2014 Kohl's Cares Holiday Cause Merchandise Now Available

Kohl's is offering new Disney-themed children's books and plush toys to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

National Child Health Day

National Child Health Day raises awareness of how we protect and develop children's health.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease

In this video, Kristin Farr, M.D., explains the signs, symptoms and prevention tips of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

Raising Awareness of Mental Illness

Learn more about the types and causes of mental illness.

October Is National Physical Therapy Month

Celebrating physical therapy, and its life-changing impact on children.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October brings awareness of Down syndrome.

Seven Tips For a Spooky and Safe Halloween

Enjoy this haunting holiday with these easy safety tips in mind.

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

The flu often first appears in late September or early October, so your child should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available.

Get Active on Family Health and Fitness Day

On Sept. 27, families across the United States will celebrate the 18th annual Family Health and Fitness Day, designed to help families become active and healthy together.

Destination Zero: Putting Safety First

East Tennessee Children's Hospital emphasizes patient safety with a hip hop twist.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Appendicitis

In this video, Emergency Department Director Ryan Redman, M.D., talks about appendicitis, one of the most common reasons for emergency abdominal surgery in kids.

Volunteers Needed for Fantasy of Trees

Volunteer registration is now open for this year's Fantasy of Trees event to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

The Benefits of Food Safety

Don't let bacteria bug your meals. Take steps to keep your family safe from foodborne illnesses.

Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

Take a close look at your home from your baby's point of view to make sure it's safe.

Nurses Know: Medicine Poisoning Prevention

Mary Conkin, R.N., shares some of the signs and symptoms of accidental medicine poisoning in children.

Coleman Family's Story in It's About Children

Read the latest issue of It's About Children to learn more about how the Coleman family is facing the challenges of sickle cell disease.

Raising Awareness About Childhood Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Month. Join us as we recognize survivors, raise awareness and honor those young people who have lost their lives to this disease.

Extra Life Gaming Marathon to Support Children's Hospital

Sign up for the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon to play for Children's Hospital and all funds raised will help our patients through equipment purchases, training and additional care.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Make Sure Your Child Isn't Too Busy

In this video, Children's Hospital Emergency Department Director Ryan Redman, M.D., talks about signs your child may be overscheduled.

KidCare Event Provides Free IDs for Children

This weekend, Shoney's Restaurants is hosting the KidCare Photo ID program.

Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Building

Today's groundbreaking marks the beginning of the hospital's construction of the new NICU and Surgery Center.

Packing Healthy School Lunches

In this video, Kindall Aaron, coordinator of the Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity, has some tips for packing healthy lunches your kids will actually eat.

Project SEARCH Hosted by Children's Hospital

Project SEARCH provides skills training and workplace internships for individuals with significant disabilities.

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Your child's eyes are important, and this is why August has become known as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month.

Five Things You Should Know About Immunizations

Here are some important facts about immunizations as we recognize National Immunization Awareness month.

Pediatric Expert Tips: School Anxiety

Watch this video of Jan Neece, Ph.D., a child psychologist at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, discussing how to help children deal with school-related anxiety.

Nurses Know: Keeping Kids Healthy at School

In this video, East Tennessee Children's Hospital's Director of Infection Control Darci Hodge, R.N., shares some tips to keep kids healthy at school.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Find out what significant health benefits breastfeeding offers both you and your baby.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Preventing MRSA

In this video, Children's Hospital Infection Control Director Darci Hodge, R.N., explains how to protect your child from MRSA in school-related environments.

UT Students Spent 2,500 Hours Creating a Gift for Children's Hospital

What kind of gift takes 2,500 hours, 25 people and a gallon of glue to assemble?

Safety Tips for the New School Year

Here are some simple steps to make your child's trip to and from school as safe as possible.

Pediatric Expert Tips: ATV Safety

In this video, Julia Arana, M.D., discusses ATV Safety for kids and the precautions that parents should take before letting their teenage children get behind the wheel.

Ear Infections: What You Should Know

Symptoms of ear infections include ear pain, fever, loss of hearing, discharge from the ear canal and trouble sleeping or lying down.

Juvenile Arthritis: What You Should Know

Did you know nearly 300,000 kids in the United States have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis?

ORAU Donates to Children's Hospital Expansion

As an employer of 850 East Tennesseans, ORAU has committed $125,000 to the Children's Hospital expansion project.

Computer Networking Company Donates iPads to Children's Hospital

Extreme Networks donated six iPad Minis to East Tennessee Children's Hospital for use by our hospital and home health care patients.

Safer CT Scans for Our Children

Children's Hospital is now using a safer, more efficient machine for CT scans that is the first of its kind in our region.

Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July

As the country celebrates Independence Day, follow these eight firework tips to keep your kids safe.

New Books and Toys from Kohl's Benefit Children's Hospital

Kohl's is offering new children's books and special-edition plush toys to benefit injury prevention at Children's Hospital.

Stay Safe in the Summer Sun

With some simple precautions, you can reduce your child's risk of skin damage this summer.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Preventing West Nile Virus

In this video, Katy Stordahl, M.D., talks about the signs and symptoms of West Nile Virus and what you can do to prevent infection.

Keeping Children Safe on the Farm

Did you know more than half of the children injured on farms each year are visitors?

Pediatric Expert Tips: Heatstroke in Cars

Ryan Redman, M.D., talks about heatstroke and the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars during the summer.

Peyton Manning, Golfers Raise Money for Children's Hospital

Today's 17th Annual Peyton Manning Golf Classic will help Children's Hospital purchase much-needed equipment for infants and newborns.

Teens Give Back to Children's Hospital

More than 150 teens are spending part of their summer vacation giving back to others at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Sickle Cell Disease: What You Should Know

Today, nations across the globe will celebrate World Sickle Cell Day to spread awareness about this inherited disease.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Poison Ivy

Watch this video of Ryan Redman, M.D., talking about identification and treatment of poison ivy.

Child vs. Vegetable: What Can You Do?

Eating vegetables every day can do wonders for your child's health and lifestyle.

Happy Father's Day

Children's Hospital would like to recognize the men across our region who provide the kind of care, friendship and loyalty that could only come from a father.

5 Tips for Staying Safe This Summer

Though the nation celebrates National Safety Month each June, these tips are important in protecting children all year round.

Volunteer Heart: A Visit from The Music Man

Volunteers like Paul Coblentz help brighten the spirits of sick kids every day at Children's Hospital.

Nurses Know: Tonsillectomies

Watch this video of Debi Dobbs, Surgery Nurse Manager at Children's Hospital, talking about tonsil removal and recovery.

Plan Healthy Activities with Your Child

This summer, use your child's school vacation as an opportunity to try new and healthy activities together.

Sixth Grader Donates Bows and Ballcaps to Patients

Hannah Grubbs started Bows and Ballcaps, a charity that donates stylish headgear to pediatric patients dealing with hair loss.

Living Gluten Free

Lindsey Myers is a competitive runner and swimmer living a gluten-free lifestyle after being diagnosed with Celiac disease.

What Makes Children's Hospital Special?

Want to know what makes East Tennessee Children's Hospital so special? Watch this video to find out.

Blake's Story in It's About Children

Thanks to pediatric experts, Blake Shelor is able to be a "crazy, wild, active little boy" despite his asthma. Read Blake's story in the latest issue of It's About Children, now available online.

Safety Day Brings 4,000 Children to Smokies Park

Children's Hospital teamed up with Kohl's Cares to promote safe and healthy habits at Smokies Injury Prevention and Health Awareness Day.

Sarah Holloway: Bringing Joy to Our Patients

Sarah Holloway's dedication to East Tennessee Children's Hospital has not gone unnoticed.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Sunscreen

Ryan Redman, M.D., shares tips on using sunscreen to protect your child's skin from sun damage this summer.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Measles

In this video, Katy Stordahl, M.D., from Children's Hospital's Emergency Department, talks about the measles virus, which is highly contagious and even deadly for some.

Celebrating Our EMSC Staff

Pediatric hospitals nationwide celebrate Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

Hallerin Hill Speechless During Interview with Children's Nurse

Local radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill was in for a surprise when Sheri Smith, nursing director of Critical Care at Children's Hospital, shared a story about a patient she treated more than 19 years ago.

RIO 2 Merchandise to Benefit Children's Hospital

This summer, local Kohl's department stores are offering exclusive merchandise from the new movie RIO 2 to benefit Children's Hospital.

Vote for Children's Hospital on May 15

First Tennessee Foundation is giving away $5,000 to one nonprofit every day as part of its 150 Days of Giving campaign.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Spider Bites

In this video, Heather Edgley, M.D., from Children's Hospital's Emergency Department, talks about the signs and symptoms of spider bites and what to do if your child is bitten.

Saving Jordan's Smile

Jordan Henegar's rare condition almost cost her the ability to smile. Watch a video of her amazing recovery story.

National Hospitals Week

Join Children's Hospital May 11 to 17 in thanking our 1,900 dedicated employees as part of National Hospitals Week.

Happy Mother's Day!

Children's Hospital is proud to celebrate our very own East Tennessee mothers this Sunday, May 11.

Patients Given VIP Treatment at Knoxville Zoo

Watch Children's Hospital patients have fun during Dreamnight at the Knoxville Zoo.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week spotlights the many ways nurses help save lives and improve health care.

Understanding Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Each year approximately 4,200 babies in the United States are born with cleft lip or cleft palate.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Watch Children's Hospital Child Pyschologist Jan Neece, Ph.D., discuss the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.

Outstanding Volunteers Recognized at Awards

Children's Hospital is proud to recognize these six 2014 Volunteer Award winners.

Therapy Dogs Help Patients Cope with Illness

HABIT dogs and their owners have been visiting Children's Hospital patients like Lily Duncan since 1988.

Last Minute Registration Discount for Color Me Rad 5K

Save $10 on last minute registration for Color Me Rad 5K Knoxville and benefit Children's Hospital.

Children's Hospital Safety Day at Smokies Stadium

Children's Hospital taught injury prevention techniques to thousands of East Tennessee school students at Smokies Stadium.

UT Students Raise Money for Hematology/Oncology

More than 300 University of Tennessee students danced the night away to support the Hematology/Oncology Clinic, raising more than $28,000.

Tennessee Parent-to-Parent Provides Support for Families

Tennessee Parent-to-Parent connects parents who are willing to share their personal experiences with other families.

A Message from Bill Williams About Children's Hospital's Expansion

Watch this video of Bill Williams talking about why you should support Children's Hospital's expansion project.

Local Artists Paint with Children's Hospital Patients

Artists from Painting with a Twist Knoxville stopped by Children's Hospital to help our patients create some colorful masterpieces.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Children's Hospital volunteers devote numerous hours of their free time to help the hospital run smoothly.

Special Education Courses at Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center

STEP is a federally funded program which provides information, training and support to parents of children with special needs.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Concussions

Watch Heather Edgley, M.D., from the Children's Hospital Emergency Department, discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Raising awareness about autism, the fastest growing developmental disability in the country.

Restaurant Week Benefits Hospital Expansion

More than 10 Knoxville restaurants will be donating portions of their proceeds to Children's Hospital throughout the spring.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Sports Injuries

Ryan Redman, M.D., of Children's Hospital talks about common sports injuries and prevention in this video.

Doctors' Day Celebrates Outstanding Service at Children's Hospital

March 24, 2014 is Doctors' Day sponsored by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance.

Home Health Care: Dancing for a Good Cause

Money raised at Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2014 will be used to fund Children's Hospital's Home Health Care program.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Choking

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Manager Christy Cooper discussing choking prevention.

Watch Children's Hospital's "Ends of the Earth" Commercial

You would go to the ends of the Earth for your child's health ... and so would we. Watch our latest commercial.

Children's Hospital Doctors Recognized for Excellence

Physicians at East Tennessee Children's Hospital are among Cityview magazine's Top Docs in the area.

Courtney's Story: Pediatric Orthopedics Surgery

When Courtney Charland's parents learned she had scoliosis, they wanted the best treatment available. Lucky for them, it was right in their own backyard.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Pneumonia

Watch this video to learn more about the signs and symptoms of pneumonia from a Children's Hospital specialist.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Rotavirus Prevention

Rotavirus infection is the most common stomach virus for children under age five. Watch this video for vaccine info and prevention.

Air Force Band of Mid America Performs for Patients

The United States Air Force Band of Mid America performed for patients, families and staff at Children's Hospital.

Children's Hospital Awarded Grant for Preschool Nutrition Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded Children's Hospital with a grant for $200,537 to expand the Early Childhood Nutrition and Fitness Education Program.

UT Football Players Truly Have a Heart for Our Patients

Watch this video of a recent visit to Children's Hospital by the University of Tennessee Vols football team.

Raelyn's Story in It's About Children

Raelyn Haun may have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but she still has a smile that lights up a room and a hunger to get stronger. Read Raelyn's story in the latest issue of It's About Children, now available online.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Congenital Heart Disease

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Jeff Jennings discussing the signs and symptoms of heart disease.

Children's Hospital Launches Additional Quality Improvement Effort

Children's Hospital launches additional quality effort to improve safety and outcomes of patients.

Family Advisory Council Seeks New Members

You can nominate a parent, grandparent or guardian you think would be a good fit for our Family Advisory Council.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Depression

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Child Psychologist Dr. Jan Neece discussing the signs, symptoms and causes of depression.

Obesity Coalition Recognized by White House

The Kids Can Bike! Program and the Obesity Coalition are recognized by the White House staff in the national Let’s Move! blog.

2013 Annual Report Released

Read the 2012-2013 annual report for Children's Hospital to find out how we are serving the kids of Knoxville and the greater East Tennessee area.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Snow Safety

Sledding accidents can be serious and result in a trip to the hospital. Dr. Ryan Redman explains how to stay safe in the snow.

Children's Hospital Unveils $75 Million Expansion Plan

East Tennessee Children's Hospital will unveil plans for a $75 million expansion project on Feb. 18, 2014, at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street.

Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2014 Lineup Announced

Star 102.1's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars is March 22 with proceeds benefiting East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

UT Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin Visits Patients

UT Vols Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin "volunteered" his time for patients at Children's Hospital.

WWE Wrestler Kane Visits Patients

Our patients enjoyed visiting with WWE wrestling superstar Kane. He may be tough but he's a nice guy with a big heart for kids.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Febrile Seizures

In this video, Dr. Heather Edgley from Children's Hospital talks about the signs, symptoms and treatment of febrile seizures.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Dental Emergencies

Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child's permanent tooth.

Johnathan's Story: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Johnathan was 2 days old when a cataract was discovered in his eye. Watch this Pediatric Ophthalmology video about how Children's Hospital helped Johnathan.

Children Need Specialized Eye Care

Your pediatrician may refer you to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Why a pediatric ophthalmologist and not one who treats adults?

Planning for a Healthier Future

Creating healthy family habits around physical activity combined with eating right can make it easier for everyone to maintain a healthy weight.

Children's Hospital named one of the country's top hospitals

The Leapfrog Group announced its 2013 list of Top Hospitals, including East Tennessee Children's Hospital, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Clayton's Story

Clayton Ailshie has been living with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 5, but with help from the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital, Clayton has been able to live an active, fun life.

Dennis Ragsdale Recognized for his work with Children’s Hospital

Dennis Ragsdale was recently honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) for his more than four decades of devoted service to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Shop Amazon, Support Children's Hospital

Now you can shop from Amazon.com and benefit Children's Hospital at the same time. Read more about how the AmazonSmile program works and how easy it is for you to support our goal of improving the lives of children.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Protecting Your Child From the Flu

Children have a higher risk of getting the flu because their immune systems are still developing. This is why your child should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available.

Anna's Story

Anna Martin was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10. After two years of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and lots of love and support from her family and physicians, Anna is now cancer free.

What is Kangaroo Care?

Holding your baby in your arms can seem like the most natural thing in the world to do. And it is. Even parents with grown children will talk about how they enjoyed just holding and rocking their children. But did you know holding your child close to you can be healing as well?

Tips For Keeping Halloween Safe

During Halloween, it is important you do all you can to help your child stay safe while still having fun. Here are some tips to help you protect your child:

Pediatric Expert Tips: Enjoy the Sun Safely

Children's Hospital wants to remind you of the importance of protecting your child from the sun's damaging rays while still having fun outside.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Watch Out for Ticks

Children's Hospital Emergency Department Physician Heather Edgley shares what you and your family should know about ticks this season.

Clean Trace

New Clean Trace technology protects patients from infection.

2013 Dancing with the Knoxville Stars Tremendous Success

Star 102.1's fifth-annual Dancing with the Knoxville Stars raised more than $119,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on March 22.

Doctor Spotlight: Katy Stordahl, M.D.

East Tennessee Native Katy Stordahl, M.D., has a passion for the outdoors and its many benefits for children.

Cleft Palate Team Recognized Nationally

Learn how the specially-trained Cleft Palate team sets the standard for patient care in Tennessee.

Emily's Story: Pediatric Eye Care

Last summer, Emily Whitfield and her family headed to the beach for a relaxing week of sun and surf, but their vacation took a scary turn when Emily started having eye problems. Find out more about her situation and her treatment from Children's Hospital.

Nursing Spotlight: Janice Mays

Learn more about Janice's role as Care Coordinator for the inpatient floors at Children's Hospital and how she's making a difference.

Viral vs. Bacterial Infection: What is the Difference?

Winter often brings with it illnesses which have symptoms like congestion, a sore throat or a cough. So, how do you tell the difference between a viral or bacterial infection?

Hutton's Hearts

Hutton's Hearts are colorful, textured hearts painted on canvas that represent lives touched by heart complications.

Kendyll's Story: Children's Rehabilitation

The Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center helps children like Kendyll reach their full potential.

Children's Hospital Never Purchased Drug Connected to Recent Meningitis Cases

The safety and the well being of children is our number one priority at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. We want patients and their families to know that we take any safety issue very seriously.

Healthy Kids Q&A: Immunizations

Dr. Lori Patterson addresses common questions regarding the safety and purpose of vaccines given to children.

Andrew's Story: Emergency Department Birthday Visits

Not many children include a trip to the hospital on their birthday wish list, but two years in a row, that’s exactly how Sevier County resident Andrew Spadaro spent his big day.

Nathan's Story: Sick on Vacation

A Texas boy's Gatlinburg spring break is cut short by acute appendicitis surgery at Children's Hospital.

No More Falls with Humpty Dumpty Helping

A new safety program is designed to prevent Children's Hospital patients from falling like Humpty Dumpty.

Cooling Cap Technology Saves Lives in NICU

The Cool Cap system is incredibly valuable in the NICU at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

UT Cheerleaders and Smokey Visit Patients

Watch this video of UT cheerleaders and Smokey delivering basketball tickets to Children's Hospital patients.

James' Story: Sports Injury

This story of a boy who took a baseball hit to the chest has a happy ending.

THA Honors Nursing Director

Children's Hospital Nursing Director Sheri Smith receives statewide honor for patient safety initiatives.

Children's Hospital Website Wins Award

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is pleased to win an award for our regional pediatric health care website.

Pediatric Stroke Protocol

Cardiologists at Children's Hospital have developed a Pediatric Stroke Protocol to save children's lives.

Corey's Story: Pediatric Neurology

What happens when a neurological disorder suddenly strikes a healthy teen. Read Corey's story.

Carlton Long Joins Children's Hospital

Carlton Long joins East Tennessee Children's Hospital in new Vice President's role.

New Treatment Protocol for Babies with Physical Drug Dependence

In the past year alone, the Children's Hospital NICU has seen more than 100 infants admitted for physical dependence on drugs.

Body Image and Your Child

As children reach their pre-teen and teenage years, many become increasingly concerned about their weight and appearance.



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