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School Staff Jumpstart Student's Heart After He Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Jan 13, 2017

School Staff Jumpstart Student's Heart After He Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of KSL.com - Lewis was running laps in gym class on Tuesday when his teacher noticed he had slumped against the wall and collapsed to the floor, according to Canyons District spokesperson, Jeff Haney.

Via Heart Project, Sequoia Union High School District Host Free Teen Heart Screening Event

Jan 13, 2017

Via Heart Project, Sequoia Union High School District Host Free Teen Heart Screening Event

Courtesy of the Redwood City Patch - Over 350,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, more than breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined.

Long QT Syndrome

Jan 12, 2017

Long QT Syndrome

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure.

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Jan 12, 2017

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Courtesy of WMBF (12/16/16) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Hartsville High football player who collapsed and died during a game in 2012 has been settled out of court, according to documents obtained by WMBF news.

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Jan 12, 2017

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Courtesy of NetDoctor - It's not hard to imagine someone collapsing from a heart attack in the heat - but what about in cold weather?

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Jan 12, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Courtesy of Foods 4 Better Health - It’s no secret that the key to living longer starts with good health and healthy eating habits but did you know you can increase your chances simply by making a few simple changes in your diet?

Free Student Heart Screenings

Jan 11, 2017

Free Student Heart Screenings

Mercy Health High School Student Heart Screenings are FREE and open to any high school student from ninth to twelfth grade or entering ninth grade in the fall.

Rock Hill Schools Mull Random Drug Tests For Student-Athletes

Jan 10, 2017

Rock Hill Schools Mull Random Drug Tests For Student-Athletes

Courtesy of The State - The Rock Hill school district is considering a policy that would call for random drug testing among student-athletes.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital To Hold Free Cardiac And Concussion Screening For Athletes On Feb. 4

Jan 10, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital To Hold Free Cardiac And Concussion Screening For Athletes On Feb. 4

SOMERVILLE– Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes ages 14 to 18 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (RWJUH) Family Practice.

Dancing Through Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Raising Awareness For HCM

Jan 10, 2017

Dancing Through Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Raising Awareness For HCM

Courtesy of Lakewood Patch (11/16/16) - LAKEWOOD, OH — At seventeen my life was already mapped out. I would finish high school, attend The Juilliard School, join The Paris Opera Ballet Company and live happily ever after.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Also Strike The Young

Jan 9, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Also Strike The Young

Courtesy of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation - Each year an estimated 325,000 people die in the United States from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

Screening Athletes For Heart Disease

Jan 9, 2017

Screening Athletes For Heart Disease

Courtesy of the NCBI - The most important reason to screen for heart disease is to prevent sudden, unexpected death.

Sudden Death In Young People: Heart Problems Often Blamed

Jan 9, 2017

Sudden Death In Young People: Heart Problems Often Blamed

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Jan 9, 2017

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Courtesy of the Reynolds County Courier - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives.

Gov. Charlie Baker Will Sign Bill Requiring AEDs In Massachusetts Schools

Jan 9, 2017

Gov. Charlie Baker Will Sign Bill Requiring AEDs In Massachusetts Schools

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign into law a bill inspired by a Westfield athlete requiring every school in Massachusetts to have an automated external defibrillator on site.

7 Worst Supplements For Your Heart

Jan 9, 2017

7 Worst Supplements For Your Heart

Courtesy of Fox News Health - Sixty eight percent of Americans take vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, and 20 percent do so for heart health, according to a report by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Ballymahon VS Students Get To 'The Heart Of The Matter'

Jan 9, 2017

Ballymahon VS Students Get To 'The Heart Of The Matter'

Courtesy of the Longford Leader - Three students from Ballymahon Vocational School are getting to 'The Heart of the Matter' for the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition.

John P. Higgins: Mandatory ECG Screening Could Save Young Athletes’ Lives

Jan 6, 2017

John P. Higgins: Mandatory ECG Screening Could Save Young Athletes’ Lives

Courtesy of Dr. John Higgins - Sudden cardiac death is the No. 1 medical killer of our young student athletes under the age of 24.

Screening Young Athletes For Heart Disease

Jan 5, 2017

Screening Young Athletes For Heart Disease

Courtesy of the American Heart Association News - The NCAA is moving forward with developing guidelines to detect college athletes at risk for sudden cardiac death — an issue that recently riled university team physicians and is seeping into state legislatures, where lawmakers are pushing for mandated heart screenings for high school athletes.

Waunakee Athlete Revived After Cardiac Arrest

Jan 5, 2017

Waunakee Athlete Revived After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Waunakee Tribune - A Waunakee JV basketball player will receive a warm reception today when he is released from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.