Preventing recreational water illnesses

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…

Keep your kids safe during tick season

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 …

Reducing sugar in children’s diets

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

Treating your child’s viruses at home

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

Common causes of chest pain in children

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…

What every parent should know about croup

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…

What to do if your child is choking

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…