Latest News and Announcements

Latest News and Announcements

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


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


What to know about anaphylaxis in children

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

2016-08-25 - Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can come on suddenly and a child's reaction can be frightening. Quick medical treatment is...

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


'Cards for Kids' to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital

2016-08-25 - Cards for Kids will take place from August 30, 2016 from 6-9:30 p.m. on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat.

Source: Headlines, WATE


Keep your child from being overscheduled this school year

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

2016-08-18 - School is back in session, which means sports and other extracurricular activities are ramping up as well, leading many parents to wonder if...

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Child psychologist talks about back to school anxiety

2016-08-16 - Heading back to school can be an exciting time for kids. There's new classes, new teachers, and new friends. Dr. Allison Elledge is a pediatric psychologist at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. She says there are several things parents can do to help ease these fears.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Austin Hatcher Foundation To Partner With East Tennessee Children's Hospital

2016-08-16 - The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has announced a ground-breaking partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, expanding the foundation’s commitment to provide essential neurocognitive testing services for children with cancer and their families.

Source: Headlines, The Chattanoogan


Head lice becoming immune to some treatments

2016-08-16 - Darci Hodge, Director of Infection Control at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, explains what parents should do if their child comes home with lice.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Vision problems may be the reason your child can’t read the board

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

2016-08-11 - With school starting, a teacher might realize your child has a hard time reading the board in a classroom or focusing on the words in a text...

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Project ADAM provides AEDs, training to schools

2016-08-09 - When seconds count, quick action is essential. That was the theme repeatedly stressed during Wednesday’s training in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Maury Middle School in Jefferson County.

Source: Headlines, The Standard Banner


Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

2016-08-09 - East Tennessee Children's Hospital shared some advice on making sure your kids get a good healthy breakfast before heading off to school.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Shoes for Schools gets children started on right foot

2016-08-06 - The Knoxville Area Urban League, U.S. Cellular and East Tennessee Children's Hospital hosted the back-to-school event to provide new shoes and school supplies to more than 1,200 area children.

Source: Headlines, Knoxville News Sentinel


Shoes for School

2016-08-06 - Thousands of kids showed up to the 14th annual "Shoes for School" event presented by the Knoxville Area Urban League, U.S Cellular and East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Top 6 reasons your child might complain of a stomachache and when to see the doctor

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

2016-08-04 - As kids head back to school, one of the most common reasons they will be seen by a school nurse is for an upset stomach. Children complain...

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


Ways to keep your child healthy during the school year

2016-08-02 - As the new school year starts, East Tennessee Children's Hospital shares advice for parents to keep your kids well.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


East Tennessee Children's Hospital patients spend week at summer camp

2016-08-01 - Some young patients from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital are getting to spend some time outdoors this week. Every year the hospital hosts Camp Eagle’s Nest at Wesley Woods in Townsend for hematology and oncology patients.

Source: Headlines, WATE


Slide the City returns to Knoxville

2016-07-30 - Slide the City returned to Knoxville. People could pay to slide down the 1,000 foot water slide with some of the proceeds going to East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Source: Headlines, WVLT


Hardin Valley leukemia survivor volunteers with sick children

2016-07-29 - It’s been five years since Anna Martin, 15, received treatment at East Tennessee Children's Hospital for leukemia. Now, she has returned to her place of treatment as part of the hospital’s "Volunteens" program.

Source: Headlines, WBIR


5 most common illnesses, when to keep you child home from school

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

2016-07-28 - With students heading back to school, it doesn't take an "A" in math to figure out that more kids plus long periods of times equals more...

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Source: WATE Caring for our Kids


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