Latest News and Announcements

Latest News and Announcements

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


Preventing recreational water illnesses

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2017-06-09 - Summer means spending lots of time in water for many families. Before you jump in, you should know germs and chemicals floating around in th…

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Keep your kids safe during tick season

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2017-06-02 - It's tick season in East Tennessee. Ticks can be found nearly everywhere and carry harmful germs which can make us sick. If you spot a tick …

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How to prevent your child from drowning

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

2017-05-26 - Many people in East Tennessee see Memorial Day Weekend as the unofficial start of summer.

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Keeping children from dying of heat stroke

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2017-05-18 - Heat stroke is deadly and young children are at the greatest risk of becoming victims. An average of 37 kids die in hot cars every year acro…

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Choosing the right sunscreen for your kids

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2017-05-12 - Getting kids outdoors to have fun in the sun is healthy, but it's also important to protect their delicate skin. All sunscreens are not crea…

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Children’s Hospital stresses dangers to kids of riding ATVs

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2017-05-04 - ATV injuries to children are on the rise across the United States. Tennessee is among the top 10 states for ATV fatalities, coming in at num…

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How to treat poison ivy rash in children

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2017-04-27 - Warmer days mean more time outdoors and more chances of coming in contact with poison ivy.

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How to treat a child’s splinter and when to go to the doctor

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2017-04-20 - Splinters are a common, often painful, part of growing up. Sometimes, coaxing a child into letting you remove a splinter is tougher than the…

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Teens and tanning: Experts say tanning beds could be more dangerous than the sun

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2017-04-13 - It's prom season and many teens want a dark, sun kissed glow to go along with their new prom dress or tux, but experts say a tan from an art…

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Managing your child’s spring allergies

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2017-04-06 - Spring is in the air, and so are seasonal allergies. Allergies often start in childhood and continue throughout life.

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Reducing sugar in children’s diets

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2017-03-31 - Janet Buck, Children’s Hospital Clinical Nutritionist says too much added sugar, the kind found in processed foods, contributes to weight ga…

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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital sees increase in flu cases

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2017-03-16 - Spring may just be around the corner, but the flu is still hitting southern states hard.

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Caring for a child’s animal bite or scratch

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2017-03-09 - It's important to make sure children know how to be safe around animals, including the family pet. Experts say most bites come from animals …

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What is causing your child’s cough?

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2017-03-02 - Coughing is a normal sign of cold and flu season, but it's tough when it keeps your kids up at night.

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Does your child have tonsillitis?

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

2017-02-16 - A painful sore throat that lingers, making it tough to swallow or even breathe could be tonsillitis.

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Treating your child’s viruses at home

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2017-02-09 - With schools across East Tennessee closed due to illness, there are many parents caring for sick kids at home. In some cases, antibiotics do…

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Common causes of chest pain in children

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2017-02-02 - Adults are not the only ones who complain frequently of chest pains. Often children with chest pains are rushed to the emergency room by par…

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6 top causes for children’s stomacheaches

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

2017-01-26 - KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One of the most common reasons kids see a school nurse is for an upset stomach. Dr. Ryan Redman, emergency room director …

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6 family friendly tips for a healthy new year

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

2017-01-12 - From diet to making an exercise routine, our children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals.

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6 signs of a medical emergency parents should never ignore

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2017-01-06 - Many minor injuries can be treated at home and some illnesses can be taken care of in your pediatrician’s office, but when should you rush y…

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