Latest News and Announcements

Latest News and Announcements

Get the latest pediatric health news and stories from East Tennessee Children's Hospital.


Children’s Hospital: It’s not too late to get your child a flu shot

Category: Caring for Our Kids, WATE 6 On Your Side News at 4:00 p.m.

2016-11-17 - While flu activity remains low across the country, pediatricians and hospitals in East Tennessee are beginning to see children with the flu.

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


What to know about children’s asthma when air quality is bad

Category: Caring for Our Kids, News, WATE 6 On Your Side News at 4:00 p.m.

2016-11-10 - When the air quality is bad, kids with asthma have a tougher time breathing. Asthma is a common lung condition that keeps more kids home fro…

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


When the common cold turns serious: How to recognize RSV

Category: Caring for Our Kids, WATE 6 On Your Side News at 4:00 p.m.

2016-11-03 - A common childhood illness can literally takes your baby’s breath away.

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Paper airplane competition held to honor former Children's Hospital patient

2016-10-20 - Throwing a paper airplane in school is likely to get you into some trouble, but they were flying through the courtyard Thursday of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Source: Headlines, WATE


Lawson Bates performs for Children's Hospital benefit

2016-10-20 - Lawson Bates of the reality television show "Bringing Up Bates" will celebrate the release of his new album, "What Country Means To Me," with a fundraising performance for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Source: Headlines, Knoxville News Sentinel


What to do if your child is choking

Category: Caring for Our Kids, News, WATE 6 On Your Side News at 4:00 p.m.

2016-10-20 - Few sounds are scarier than a child who is choking. It can be life threatening, so it's important to know what to do if you are caring for a…

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Got a fever? When should your child visit a doctor

Category: Caring for Our Kids, Community, Local News, News

2016-10-13 - A child with a fever can be frightening for families. It can be tough knowing what to do next. In healthy children, a fever may not indicate…

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Medical Matters: Is your kid really sick?

2016-10-11 - Often times, kids try to fake sick in order to stay home from school. Or, on the opposite side, sometimes kids feel sick but their parents make them go to school. So, how do you know if your kid is really sick?

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Volunteers Needed for Fantasy of Trees

2016-10-10 - We still need volunteers for this year's Fantasy of Trees to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Visit fantasyoftrees.org and find out how you can help.

Source: Facebook


Zika Virus - Health Tips for Parents

2016-10-10 - With so much media coverage about Zika virus, it's natural to feel worried. But a Zika infection doesn't cause problems for most children and babies.

Source: Website Updates


Does your child have a sore throat? It may be strep

Category: Caring for Our Kids, Community, Local News, News

2016-10-06 - Strep throat is one of the most common childhood illnesses that can keep a child home from school.

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Learn About Cystic Fibrosis

2016-10-05 - Did you know East Tennessee Children's Hospital is an accredited Cystic Fibrosis Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?

Source: Facebook


NAS Awareness Week: Volunteer cuddlers help nurses soothe babies born drug dependent

2016-10-05 - The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at East Tennessee Children's Hospital had to dedicate an entire floor to babies born dependent on drugs.

Source: Headlines, WBIR


Joshua Dobbs finds friend in young cancer survivor

2016-10-04 - AJ Cucksey, currently featured on the cover of It's About Children magazine, first met Joshua Dobbs when patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital were invited to attend a UT football practice.

Source: Headlines, WBIR


It's About Children - Issue 3, 2016 by East Tennessee Children's Hospital

2016-09-29 - AJ Cucksey was named the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Champion for the state of Tennessee. He and his family will spend the year sharing his journey with brain tumors and how East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, a CMNH affiliate, has helped him. It’s About Children is a publication of the Marketing Department at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Source: It's About Children Magazine


Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?

Category: Your Child's Health

2016-09-29 - The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick. Getting the flu is worse than having a cold and can make a person sick for a week or more.

Source: Facebook, EastTNChildrens


Is it allergies? Steps families can take to help children have relief

Category: Caring for Our Kids, Community, Local News, News, Top Video

2016-09-08 - The first sniffles and sneezes of the season often signal the arrival of fall in East Tennessee.

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Preventing children from getting injured while playing sports

Category: Caring for Our Kids, News, Top Video

2016-09-02 - More than 38 million children play sports each year in the United States and one in three is injured seriously enough to miss practice or ga…

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Ruckytop Scooter Raffle for Children's Charity

2016-09-01 - The Dream Connection has partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to bring UT fans the chance to win the ultimate tailgate machine while helping sick kids.

Source: Headlines, Knoxville Focus


How to get your kid to make healthier lunch choices

2016-08-30 - School lunches today are healthier than ever and kids have more choices about which healthy foods taste best. Some parents and children prefer to pack lunches instead. We’ve got some tips to help.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


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