• SOAR Takes Sickle Cell Patients to New Heights

    Triage Nurse Renee takes measure of Jonavin, a sickle cell patient who benefits from the clinic. Children’s Hospital’s new Sickle-Cell Outpatient Assessment and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Clinic allows more focused, multi-disciplinary treatment and better ease of access to families battling the rare blood disease. SOAR Clinic provides Children’s Hospital hematology patients with ...

  • A Dream Unfolds - The Cancer Patient and the Pop Star

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital cancer patient Trinity recently got the surprise of her life from her favorite music artist. It all started with an album party... Trinity, a teenager battling bone cancer at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, has been in treatment since the beginning of the year. In August, Trinity celebrated the release of Taylor Swift’s 7 th studio album, ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Flu Vaccine

    Flu season is right around the corner. Doctors urge parents to protect children against the flu by getting them vaccinated every year as soon as possible. Both nasal flu vaccine and injectable flu vaccines are available this year. Here are things to know about the 2019-2020 flu season: Don’t wait to get vaccinated. All vaccines this year will protect against 4-strands of influenza. ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Vaping Risks For Teens

    The rise in vaping among teens is alarming parents and doctors. Since August, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has reported 3 cases of patients with severe respiratory illnesses. These cases are suspected to have a connection with vaping because everything else has been ruled out to have been the cause and the patient confirms using vapes or E-cigarettes. Vaping is the suspected cause at ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Kids and Overscheduling

    With school back in session kids will be participating in all kinds of activities along with their schoolwork. How much is too much? Here are five ways to avoid over scheduling. Agree on ground rules ahead of time (for example, plan on kids playing one sport per season or limit activities to two afternoons or evenings during the school week) Know how much time is required (Does your child realize ...

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