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Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Sep 5, 2018

Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Courtesy of Medical Xpress - After correctly spelling the first word given to her at an eighth-grade spelling bee, Emma Baker walked back to her seat, sat down and promptly collapsed onto the shoulder of another young contestant.

Fit But Unhealthy? UBC Study Finds Hidden Heart Disease Risk in Athletes

Sep 1, 2018

Fit But Unhealthy? UBC Study Finds Hidden Heart Disease Risk in Athletes

Courtesy of Global News - You might be fit as a fiddle, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found that a killer daily Fitbit score could actually be hiding some serious health issues.

Friends Mourn Sudden Loss Of Friend Who Excelled As An Athlete And As A Person

Aug 30, 2018

Friends Mourn Sudden Loss Of Friend Who Excelled As An Athlete And As A Person

Courtesy of Yankton Daily - Kipp Kinsley ran the good race — not just in track and cross country, but also in life. He was moving this fall to New Hampshire for a career as a professional triathlete with the Nor’Easter team. Those plans ended abruptly Sunday, when he passed away at his home west of Yankton.

Push to Test More At-Rsk Athletes for Potentially Fatal Heart Conditions

Aug 29, 2018

Push to Test More At-Rsk Athletes for Potentially Fatal Heart Conditions

Courtesy of KIRO 7 - Andrei Whyte, a 15-year-old cross country runner from Ballard High School, looks like the picture of health. But he was running with a ticking time bomb in his heart.

Russell's Heart Inspires Gators Football Team

Aug 29, 2018

Russell's Heart Inspires Gators Football Team

Courtesy of Gators Territory - Randy Russell did not imagine his college football career would end before it even started.

“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Aug 28, 2018

“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Courtesy of Oklahoma News 4 - To the outside world, Sean was a typical 10-year-old boy. “He was a happy kid, loved sports,” Martha Lopez-Anderson, Sean’s mother, said.

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Aug 27, 2018

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Courtesy of Bangor Daily News - The fatal collapse of a University of Maine football player during a workout in July was the result of a rare medical tragedy that is the No. 1 nontraumatic cause of death in college athletes.

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Aug 23, 2018

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Courtesy of ABC 13 - 13-year-old middle school student has died after experiencing a medical emergency and becoming unresponsive during football practice.

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Aug 21, 2018

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Courtesy of TDT News - Schools are going to reopen in the next couple of weeks, but are your young athletes ready for sports?

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Aug 20, 2018

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Courtesy of Harvard Health Publishing - Q. A friend was just diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. What causes this problem, and what is the prognosis?

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Aug 20, 2018

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Courtesy of Fox 5 - Drury University and Evangel University have partnered with Cox Health to take preventative measures to ensure their athletes are completely healthy before their big games by implementing EKG testing during physicals.

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Aug 18, 2018

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Courtesy of WXII 12 - Rare, but life-threatening. Doctors have a warning for parents as kids kick-off the Fall sports season.

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Aug 17, 2018

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Courtesy of App - In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing.

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Aug 16, 2018

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Courtesy of WTXL - Leon County School Board approved allowing all 6th graders to get heart screenings at a meeting this week and the moms in town tell WTXL they are excited about that.

Why Student Athletes Should Have Their Heart Tested

Aug 15, 2018

Why Student Athletes Should Have Their Heart Tested

Courtesy of Komo News - SCA is the leading case of sudden death in young athletes. It results from structural or electrical heart problems that often go undetected.

Know the Warning Signs: How You Can Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Aug 14, 2018

Know the Warning Signs: How You Can Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Every year, more than 2,000 children and teens die in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Safety on the Ball Field

Aug 13, 2018

Safety on the Ball Field

Courtesy of WSAZ - Safety on the ball field is a top priority for parents when their children head out for practice or a game.

Risk of Elite Footballers Suffering Sudden Cardiac Death ‘Much Higher Than Previously Believed’

Aug 8, 2018

Risk of Elite Footballers Suffering Sudden Cardiac Death ‘Much Higher Than Previously Believed’

Courtesy of Independent - A study conducted by St George's University in London analysed more than 11,000 players over a 10-year period from the ages of 16-17, of which eight died during exercise.

Federal Way Mom Searches for Answers After Son Dies Following High School Football Practice

Aug 8, 2018

Federal Way Mom Searches for Answers After Son Dies Following High School Football Practice

Courtesy of Q13 Fox - One mom is looking for answers after her son died following a Federal Way football practice.

Screenings for HHS Students to Help Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Aug 3, 2018

Screenings for HHS Students to Help Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Bellville News-Democrat - Holthaus, who played baseball and football during his time as a bulldog, suddenly passed away five months after his high school graduation.