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Latest News and Announcements

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


East Tennessee Children’s Hospital sees increase in flu cases

Category: Caring for Our Kids, Local News, News, Knox County News

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

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Caring for a child’s animal bite or scratch

Category: Caring for Our Kids

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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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


What is causing your child’s cough?

Category: Caring for Our Kids, News, Top Video

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

Category: Caring for Our Kids, News

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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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Common causes of chest pain in children

Category: Caring for Our Kids

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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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


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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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


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

Category: Caring for Our Kids

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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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


What every parent should know about croup

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

2016-12-29 - Croup is is one of the most common respiratory illnesses that sends young children to the hospital. It's marked by a distinctive bark-like c…

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Keeping your kids healthy during the holidays

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

2016-12-22 - Staying healthy through the holidays can be a challenge. While it's supposed to be a fun, family-filled celebration, where people gather, so…

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Holidays can lead to choking hazards for children

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

2016-12-15 - The holiday season means a busy time for families. Many will be shopping for gifts and decorating. However, gifts and decorations could lead…

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Your child’s lingering cough may mean pneumonia

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

2016-12-08 - More children may start to cough and sneeze more due to being in the midst of cold and flue season. However, if symptoms do not go away, it …

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


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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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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