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Motivation To Move: Tech-Savvy Teaching Tool Takes Health To The Heart

Mar 12, 2017

Motivation To Move: Tech-Savvy Teaching Tool Takes Health To The Heart

Courtesy of Independent Record - Last week about 25 Capital High School freshmen in Lisa Waterman’s physical education class sweated as they biked, ran on treadmills, or took to the elliptical machines to the sounds of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Strapped to their arms were individual heart monitors.

The Signs Of Heart Disease – Something Everyone Should Know

Mar 12, 2017

The Signs Of Heart Disease – Something Everyone Should Know

Courtesy of Morningside Maryland - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number killer in the United States. Recent data shows one-third of heart disease’ victims die, before the disease is diagnosed.

Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge Out Indefinitely With Heart Condition

Mar 11, 2017

Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge Out Indefinitely With Heart Condition

Courtesy of Fox Sports - The San Antonio Spurs already knew they’d be without Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol) against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Just hours ahead of that Western Conference clash, the Spurs received more bad news — and this one’s kind of scary.

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Mar 10, 2017

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer - KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is warning schools, parents and student athletes not to conceal illnesses in order to have the student participate in sports.

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Mar 9, 2017

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.

Man Saved By Opponent After Cardiac Arrest During Tennis Match

Mar 9, 2017

Man Saved By Opponent After Cardiac Arrest During Tennis Match

Courtesy of WKYT - "We were having a heated match back and forth, with momentum swings and we were in a third set tie breaker," Dr. Hal Skinner, a Cardiologist at Baptist Health said.

Hidden Heart Conditions Kill 12 Young People Every Week

Mar 9, 2017

Hidden Heart Conditions Kill 12 Young People Every Week

Courtesy of Net Doctor - Every week in the UK, around 12 young people die suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. And the majority experience no prior symptoms.

Cardiac Screening Before Participation In Sports

Mar 8, 2017

Cardiac Screening Before Participation In Sports

Courtesy of The New England Journal of Medicine - The death of a high school athlete is a highly emotional event. Apart from the devastation within a family unit, the sudden nature of the event and the loss of decades of life have a lasting impact on friends, peers, and both the lay and medical communities.

Why We Should All Know How To Use A Defibrillator To Save Lives

Mar 8, 2017

Why We Should All Know How To Use A Defibrillator To Save Lives

Using a defibrillator can increase sudden cardiac arrest survival chances so why aren't there more life-saving machines around? We look at the campaigns hoping to change this.

Employees Engaging In Preventative Heart Screening

Mar 7, 2017

Employees Engaging In Preventative Heart Screening

Imagine experiencing the fear and uncertainty of learning that your child has a life-threatening heart condition, not to mention the compounded panic and helplessness of being incapable of providing your child with the care he or she needed.

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Mar 7, 2017

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Courtesy of D Magazine - When Virginia Krejci pulled up to her usual spot in the carpool pickup line at Lake Highlands Junior High, she had no idea what was happening to her son.

How To Save A Life – First-Aid Advice You’ll Actually Remember

Mar 7, 2017

How To Save A Life – First-Aid Advice You’ll Actually Remember

Courtesy of The Guardian - What would you do if you saw someone collapse, clutching his chest? Spring into action, or trust that somebody else might?

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Mar 7, 2017

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Courtesy of TODAY - Dr. Gina Agredano had just one thought as she fought to save her son’s life after he collapsed on a soccer field and went into cardiac arrest: “He’s not going to die today.”

Survival Rates Are Up In Area Cardiac Arrests

Mar 5, 2017

Survival Rates Are Up In Area Cardiac Arrests

Courtesy of the Texarkana Gazette - LifeNet, Inc. recently released its 2016 Annual Report on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests, a major health problem in the United States. The emergency medical services corporation saw survival rates increase this year to 23 percent, up from 16 percent in 2015.

Newlywed Dies Hours Before She Was Due To Attend Heart Check-Up

Mar 2, 2017

Newlywed Dies Hours Before She Was Due To Attend Heart Check-Up

Courtesy of the Evening Standard - A newlywed died after suffering a cardiac arrest hours before she was due to attend a hospital appointment that had been delayed by NHS blunders.

InFocus: Symptoms Prior To Sudden Arrhythmic Death

Mar 2, 2017

InFocus: Symptoms Prior To Sudden Arrhythmic Death

Courtesy of Emergency Medicine News - Some patients suffer sudden arrhythmic death without any prior symptoms, but a relatively large number of young individuals who die suddenly and unexpectedly experience warning symptoms prior to their arrest.

Curbing Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Mar 1, 2017

Curbing Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Courtesy of Oregon Local News - More than 200 firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, including several in Newberg, have volunteered to be first responders in their off time as part of a pilot program to prevent death by cardiac arrest.

Central EMS Saves More Lives Due To New Technique

Feb 27, 2017

Central EMS Saves More Lives Due To New Technique

Fayetteville, AR -- - Only 12% of people who experience cardiac arrest survive according to the American Heart Association but Central EMS in Fayetteville is working to change that statistic.

Young Athletes And Cardiac Arrest: What’s The Deal?

Feb 27, 2017

Young Athletes And Cardiac Arrest: What’s The Deal?

Courtesy of Washington's Top News - While many people associate heart issues such as heart attacks and cardiac arrest with older adults, young athletes can also be at risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest each year.

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Feb 26, 2017

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Courtesy of Plano Star Courier - Saturday afternoon, the North Texas hockey community gathered at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney. Before the competition, the Dallas Penguins of Plano and the McKinney North Stars came together in remembrance of their friend, Ethan May.