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Childhood Obesity: It's Time to Take Action

Feb 18, 2018

Childhood Obesity: It's Time to Take Action

Courtesy of The Gazette - It's time - past time, really - to launch broad-based, serious conversations about the health of our children.

Guard Yourself Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Beware of Palpitations

Feb 17, 2018

Guard Yourself Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Beware of Palpitations

Courtesy of Business Standard - Fluttering of your heart is not always a sign of love, nor is skipping of a beat.

More Than Fancy Pacemakers: How ICDs Help You

Feb 16, 2018

More Than Fancy Pacemakers: How ICDs Help You

Courtesy of Health Essentials - When you’re at risk of sudden cardiac death, one small device can save your life. That’s the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).

UNT Cheerleader Warns Young Athletes About Rare Heart Defect

Feb 16, 2018

UNT Cheerleader Warns Young Athletes About Rare Heart Defect

Courtesy of KXAN - A routine checkup led to an eye-opening diagnosis of a rare heart defect for a University of North Texas cheerleader.

Severe Chest Pain, Indicator to Sudden Death

Feb 15, 2018

Severe Chest Pain, Indicator to Sudden Death

Courtesy of New Telegraph - A story of apparently healthy persons who suddenly collapses and dies is now a common feature in the news.

She Lost Her Daughter to a Heart Defect. Now She's Working to Prevent Such Tragedies

Feb 14, 2018

She Lost Her Daughter to a Heart Defect. Now She's Working to Prevent Such Tragedies

Courtesy of York Daily Record - Did you ever wish someone you met could be introduced to the rest of the world?

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: The Important Difference

Feb 14, 2018

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: The Important Difference

Courtesy of My Panhandle - When someone feels chest pain, dizziness, or other symptoms, they're likely having an immediate issue with their heart.

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People

Feb 13, 2018

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People

Courtesy of Inova Newsroom - The horror stories pop up every so often in the news: A previously healthy, active child dies suddenly on the athletic field or in their sleep from a cardiac arrest.

Community Mourns Unforeseen Death of Quince Orchard Student-Athlete

Feb 12, 2018

Community Mourns Unforeseen Death of Quince Orchard Student-Athlete

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A community and a family are mourning following the unforeseen death of Tyler Terry.

Arkansas High School Nurse Revives Student After He Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death

Feb 12, 2018

Arkansas High School Nurse Revives Student After He Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A high school nurse in Arkansas is being called a hero after she saved a student’s life.

CPR Saves Lives: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make is Doing Nothing

Feb 12, 2018

CPR Saves Lives: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make is Doing Nothing

Courtesy of Q13 Fox - According to the American Heart Association, CPR performed in the first few minutes of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, can double or even triple a person's chance of survival

Irvington Athletic Trainer Hana Gross is A True Life Saver

Feb 9, 2018

Irvington Athletic Trainer Hana Gross is A True Life Saver

Courtesy of Lohud - Hana Gross does not work at Pelham Memorial High School, but her shift on Dec. 27 ended up being one that would change her life – and that of a local basketball player – forever.

The Heart of an Athlete

Feb 9, 2018

The Heart of an Athlete

Courtesy of Long Beach Post - The news often includes heartbreaking stories of young athletes dying during the middle of a game.

Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation: Smiling Hearts

Feb 9, 2018

Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation: Smiling Hearts

Courtesy of Gwinnett Citizen - “I’m not much of a traveler, but I’d sure would like to go to heaven,” These are the prophetic words spoken by Nick Blakely just a few hours before his sudden passing from the #1 killer of student-athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Feb 7, 2018

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Courtesy of The All-American - HCM is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death among young athletes, meaning that if Russell’s condition hadn’t been caught, he could have died on the field or during a workout with little or no warning.

Athletes Defy Heart Defects

Feb 6, 2018

Athletes Defy Heart Defects

Courtesy of The All State - Athletes face various challenges every single day, but some of the toughest challenges are the ones fans do not always see. Specifically, challenges with a congenital heart defects.

The Importance of Getting A CPR/AED Certification

Feb 6, 2018

The Importance of Getting A CPR/AED Certification

Courtesy of KUTV - Being trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and in how to use an Automated Axternal Defibrillator (AED) can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress.

‘Fit and Healthy’ Teen, 16, Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Football

Feb 6, 2018

‘Fit and Healthy’ Teen, 16, Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Football

Courtesy of The Sun - Fletcher Payne, 16, was airlifted to hospital, but passed away two days later.

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Feb 5, 2018

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of KMOV - A 12-year-old Jefferson County girl collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball Sunday.

Teenage Footballer Nacho Barbera Dies on Pitch ‘After Suffering Cardiac Arrest’

Feb 4, 2018

Teenage Footballer Nacho Barbera Dies on Pitch ‘After Suffering Cardiac Arrest’

Courtesy of The Sun - TEENAGE footballer Nacho Barbera tragically died on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports in Spain.