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Coleman Family Sickle Cell Story

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.


Posted on 09/01/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Childhood Cancer Survivor Averi

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.


Posted on 08/28/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sign up for Extra Life

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.


Posted on 08/25/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Tired Child

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.


Posted on 08/21/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

KidCare Photo ID program

KidCare Event Provides Free IDs for Children

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


Posted on 08/20/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremony

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.


Posted on 08/19/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Healthy School Lunches

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.


Posted on 08/18/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Eye Health and Safety

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.


Posted on 08/12/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Project SEARCH Hosted by East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Project SEARCH Hosted by Children's Hospital

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


Posted on 08/12/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Immunization Awareness

Five Things You Should Know About Immunizations

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


Posted on 08/11/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

School Anxiety

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.


Posted on 08/08/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Healthy Kids at School

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.


Posted on 08/06/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Breastfeeding Baby

Benefits of Breastfeeding

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


Posted on 08/04/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

MRSA Staph Infection Diagram

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.


Posted on 08/01/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Cody Thornburgh and Puzzle Art

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?


Posted on 07/25/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Back to School Safety Tips

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.


Posted on 07/22/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

ATV Safety for Kids

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.


Posted on 07/18/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Ear Infections in Kids

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.


Posted on 07/15/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Juvenile Arthritis Treatment

Juvenile Arthritis: What You Should Know

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


Posted on 07/14/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

ORAU Check Presentation to Children's Hospital

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.


Posted on 07/11/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Child Plays with iPad Mini

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.


Posted on 07/10/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Toshiba Aquilion PRIME 80 CT Scanner

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.


Posted on 07/07/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Fireworks Safety

Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July

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


Posted on 07/03/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kohl's Back to School Merchandise 2014

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.


Posted on 07/02/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kids Stay Safe in the Sun

Stay Safe in the Summer Sun

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


Posted on 07/01/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

West Nile Virus Prevention Tips

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.


Posted on 06/27/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Farm Safety

Keeping Children Safe on the Farm

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


Posted on 06/25/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kids and Heatstroke in Cars

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.


Posted on 06/24/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Peyton Manning Golf

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.


Posted on 06/23/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Volunteens

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.


Posted on 06/20/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sickle Cell Patient

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.


Posted on 06/19/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Poison Ivy

Pediatric Expert Tips: Poison Ivy

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


Posted on 06/18/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Eat Your Vegetables

Child vs. Vegetable: What Can You Do?

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


Posted on 06/17/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Father's Day

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.


Posted on 06/15/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Summer Safety Tips

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.


Posted on 06/09/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Music Man Children's Hospital Volunteer

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.


Posted on 06/09/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Nurses Know Tonsillectomies

Nurses Know: Tonsillectomies

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


Posted on 06/05/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Activities with Your Child

Plan Healthy Activities with Your Child

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


Posted on 06/04/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Bows and Ballcaps

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.


Posted on 06/02/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Living Gluten Free

Living Gluten Free

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


Posted on 05/30/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Thank You Nurses

What Makes Children's Hospital Special?

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


Posted on 05/29/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Blake Shelor

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.


Posted on 05/28/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Smokies Safety Day

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.


Posted on 05/27/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sarah Holloway brings joy to our patients

Sarah Holloway: Bringing Joy to Our Patients

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


Posted on 05/27/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sunscreen Safety Tips

Pediatric Expert Tips: Sunscreen

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


Posted on 05/23/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Measles

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.


Posted on 05/22/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

EMSC Day

Celebrating Our EMSC Staff

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


Posted on 05/21/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Hallerin Hill and Sheri Smith

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.


Posted on 05/20/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kohl's Cares 2014 Summer Merchandise

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.


Posted on 05/15/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Vote for 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.


Posted on 05/14/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Spider Bites

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.


Posted on 05/13/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Jordan's Smile

Saving Jordan's Smile

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


Posted on 05/13/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

National Hospitals Week 2014

National Hospitals Week

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


Posted on 05/12/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Happy Mother's Day 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

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


Posted on 05/11/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Dreamnight at the Zoo in Knoxville

Patients Given VIP Treatment at Knoxville Zoo

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


Posted on 05/07/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Nurses Week 2013

Celebrating National Nurses Week

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


Posted on 05/05/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Understanding Cleft Palate

Understanding Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

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


Posted on 04/30/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Autism CDC Data

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.


Posted on 04/28/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

2014 Volunteer Awards

Outstanding Volunteers Recognized at Awards

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


Posted on 04/25/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Lily Duncan and HABIT dogs

Therapy Dogs Help Patients Cope with Illness

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


Posted on 04/21/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Safety Day at Smokies Stadium

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.


Posted on 04/17/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Color Me Rad Knoxville Registration

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.


Posted on 04/17/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

FTK at UTK Dance Marathon

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.


Posted on 04/16/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Parent to Parent

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.


Posted on 04/15/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Bill Williams

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.


Posted on 04/14/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Painting with a Twist at Children's Hospital

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.


Posted on 04/09/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Volunteering at Children's Hospital

Celebrating Our Volunteers

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


Posted on 04/07/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Special Education Courses

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.


Posted on 04/04/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Concussions in Children

Pediatric Expert Tips: Concussions

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


Posted on 04/03/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

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


Posted on 04/02/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week Benefits Hospital Expansion

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


Posted on 04/01/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sports Injury Prevention

Pediatric Expert Tips: Sports Injuries

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


Posted on 03/28/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Doctors' Day

Doctors' Day Celebrates Outstanding Service at Children's Hospital

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


Posted on 03/24/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Home Health

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.


Posted on 03/22/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Choking Prevention

Pediatric Expert Tips: Choking

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


Posted on 03/21/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Watch Children's Hospital's Ends of the Earth commercial

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.


Posted on 03/20/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

GI for Kids

Children's Hospital Doctors Recognized for Excellence

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


Posted on 03/18/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Pediatric Orthopedics Surgery

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.


Posted on 03/17/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Dr. Katy Stordahl on WATE

Pediatric Expert Tips: Pneumonia

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


Posted on 03/15/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Rotavirus prevention tips

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.


Posted on 03/14/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

United States Air Force Band of Mid America (Woodwind)

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.


Posted on 03/13/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Awarded Grant for Preschool Nutrition Program

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.


Posted on 03/12/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

UT Football Players Visit Children's Hospital

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.


Posted on 03/11/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

It's About Children Issue 1 2014

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.


Posted on 03/04/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Congenital Heart Disease in Children

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.


Posted on 03/03/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Launches Additional Quality Improvement Effort

Children's Hospital Launches Additional Quality Improvement Effort

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


Posted on 02/26/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Family Advisory Council

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.


Posted on 02/25/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Pediatric Expert Tips: Depression

Pediatric Expert Tips: Depression

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


Posted on 02/24/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Bike Riding Program

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.


Posted on 02/21/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

2013 Annual Report

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.


Posted on 02/20/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Snow Safety Tips

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.


Posted on 02/19/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital Expansion

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.


Posted on 02/18/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Dancing with the Knoxville Stars

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.


Posted on 02/17/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Cuonzo Martin Visits 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.


Posted on 02/14/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

WWE wrestler Kane visits East Tennessee 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.


Posted on 02/13/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Febrile Seizures with Dr. Heather Edgley

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.


Posted on 02/11/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Dental Emergencies Dr. Katy Stordahl

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.


Posted on 02/10/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Eye Care for Children

Children Need Specialized Eye Care

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


Posted on 01/31/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Johnathan's Story

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.


Posted on 01/31/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Healthy Choices for Kids

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.


Posted on 01/24/2014 by Children's Hospital Staff

Leapfrog Best Hospital Award Winner

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.


Posted on 12/03/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Clayton's Story

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.


Posted on 11/08/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Dennis Ragsdale

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.


Posted on 11/08/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

AmazonSmile benefits 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.


Posted on 11/06/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Anna's Cancer Suvival Story

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.


Posted on 10/04/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Protecting Your Child From the Flu

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.


Posted on 10/04/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Halloween Safety For Kids

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:


Posted on 10/04/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kangaroo Care for Babies

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?


Posted on 10/04/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sun Safety

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.


Posted on 07/11/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Watch out for Ticks

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.


Posted on 05/31/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Clean Trace Technology

Clean Trace

New Clean Trace technology protects patients from infection.


Posted on 03/27/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

2013 Dancing with the Knoxville Stars

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.


Posted on 03/26/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Cleft Palate Team

Cleft Palate Team Recognized Nationally

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


Posted on 02/18/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Katy Stordahl

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.


Posted on 02/18/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Emily

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.


Posted on 01/21/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Janice Mays

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.


Posted on 01/21/2013 by Children's Hospital Staff

Hutton's Hearts

Hutton's Hearts

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


Posted on 12/19/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Viral Infection

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?


Posted on 12/19/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Kendyll Quick

Kendyll's Story: Children's Rehabilitation

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


Posted on 10/25/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Drug Safety

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.


Posted on 10/19/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Immunizations

Healthy Kids Q&A: Immunizations

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


Posted on 09/27/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Andrew's Birthday Visits to Children's Hospital

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.


Posted on 08/31/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Nathan Welch

Nathan's Story: Sick on Vacation

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


Posted on 07/05/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Humpty Dumpty

No More Falls with Humpty Dumpty Helping

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


Posted on 04/01/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

Cool Cap System NICU

Cooling Cap Technology Saves Lives in NICU

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


Posted on 03/01/2012 by Children's Hospital Staff

UT Cheerleaders and Smokey Visit Patients

UT Cheerleaders and Smokey Visit Patients

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


Posted on 12/19/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

James Ward

James' Story: Sports Injury

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


Posted on 12/01/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Sherri Smith

THA Honors Nursing Director

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


Posted on 12/01/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Award-winning Website ETCH.com

Children's Hospital Website Wins Award

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


Posted on 11/16/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Pediatric Cardiology Stroke Prevention

Pediatric Stroke Protocol

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


Posted on 10/03/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Corey Wright

Corey's Story: Pediatric Neurology

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


Posted on 08/08/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Carlton Long

Carlton Long Joins Children's Hospital

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


Posted on 07/20/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Drug Dependence

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.


Posted on 07/18/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

Child Eating Disorders

Body Image and Your Child

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


Posted on 07/05/2011 by Children's Hospital Staff

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