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School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Oct 26, 2017

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Courtesy of The West Australian - According to the proverb, it takes a village to raise a child — but a Perth family have discovered it also takes a village to save a child.

Torrey Pines Teens Fundraise to Bring Life-Saving AEDs to Campus

Oct 25, 2017

Torrey Pines Teens Fundraise to Bring Life-Saving AEDs to Campus

Courtesy of Del Mar Times - Two Torrey Pines High School students are working to help save lives and raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest.

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Oct 25, 2017

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Sioux City Journal - Austin Crew, the Spencer High School homecoming king who collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest after a football game on Oct. 13, returned to school this week.

Obesity Growing Among Young People, According to Kent Expert

Oct 24, 2017

Obesity Growing Among Young People, According to Kent Expert

Courtesy of Inquire - Over the last 40 years, obesity rates in the world’s children and adolescents has increased from less than 1% in 1975 to nearly 6% in girls and nearly 8% in boys in 2016.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Oct 23, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Courtesy of Memorial Healthcare - Recognizing a sudden cardiac arrest event and knowing how to proceed can potentially save a life.

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Oct 23, 2017

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Courtesy of TSN - Craig Cunningham lost his leg and his career as a professional hockey player. He almost lost his life, too.

Preventing Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest

Oct 20, 2017

Preventing Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Chronicle Herald - In August 2013, 16-year-old Jordan Boyd passed away after collapsing on the ice at the Acadie-Bathurst Titan hockey training camp.

McNairy senior raises $14,000 for AEDs in school

Oct 20, 2017

McNairy senior raises $14,000 for AEDs in school

Courtesy of The Jackson Sun - Master Medical Equipment in Jackson is partnering with McNairy County High School student, Mackenzie Parson of Selmer, to provide eight or more auto­mated external defibrillators for the schools that have no funding available otherwise.

Childhood Heart Disease has a Profound Impact and is Under-Recognised

Oct 19, 2017

Childhood Heart Disease has a Profound Impact and is Under-Recognised

Courtesy of The Conversation - We are all aware of heart disease in men and women. But childhood heart disease, and its often profound impact on the health and wellbeing of children and their families, is almost invisible.

Coach Pays Heart Rending Tribute to Tragic Accrington Stanley Teen Footballer

Oct 19, 2017

Coach Pays Heart Rending Tribute to Tragic Accrington Stanley Teen Footballer

Courtesy of The Sun - Jordan Moseley was destined for a career as a top pro according to former mangers before his unexpected death

Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Deadly Than Heart Attacks

Oct 18, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Deadly Than Heart Attacks

Courtesy of News Center - Sudden cardiac arrest and heart attacks are often confused with one. But Dr. Kelly Airey, a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at Rapid City Regional Hospital, says they’re completely different in their survival rates.

For Defibrillator Use, Be Aware of Good Samaritan Laws

Oct 17, 2017

For Defibrillator Use, Be Aware of Good Samaritan Laws

Courtesy of American Council on Science and Health - Coming to the aid of strangers in need of urgent medical attention following sudden cardiac arrest is the primary motivation for bystanders using AEDs, or automated external defibrillators.

Hopeful Signs for Student After Cardiac Arrest at Football Game

Oct 16, 2017

Hopeful Signs for Student After Cardiac Arrest at Football Game

Courtesy of Pilot Tribune - Seventeen-year-old Austin Crew of Spencer was in critical but stable condition Sunday after collapsing unconscious in the parking lot at SLHS following the Storm Lake-Spencer football game Friday night.

Early Investment in Automatic Defibrillators Can Save Lives

Oct 14, 2017

Early Investment in Automatic Defibrillators Can Save Lives

Courtesy of Eagle Tribune - When a 16-year-old high school student in Peabody collapsed earlier this month, going into cardiac arrest and falling to the floor just as school was getting out, things couldn't have seemed more grim. It turns out she was lucky to fall ill where she did.

Playing with Heart: How N.J. Teen Went From Death’s Door Back to Football Field

Oct 12, 2017

Playing with Heart: How N.J. Teen Went From Death’s Door Back to Football Field

Courtesy of NJ.com - Suddenly, Nick Zahos stopped breathing. His eyes rolled back in his head. His face turned red and sweaty. His throat gurgled as he struggled for air.

Cardiac Arrest Survival Odds May Rise With Public CPR Training

Oct 12, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survival Odds May Rise With Public CPR Training

Courtesy of Reuters - Training more community members, patients and families to recognize and respond to a cardiac arrest before medical help arrives may help more victims survive, a U.S. study suggests.

Minn. Researchers Look to Genetic Code for Answers Behind Sudden Cardiac Death

Oct 12, 2017

Minn. Researchers Look to Genetic Code for Answers Behind Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of KSTP News - Chris Fischer was just about to start his freshman year of high school when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest that led to his death.

Low Calcium May Raise Cardiac Arrest Risk By Twofold

Oct 8, 2017

Low Calcium May Raise Cardiac Arrest Risk By Twofold

Courtesy of Gears of Biz - Calcium is best known for its role in bone health, but a new study suggests that its role in heart health should not be overlooked.

Carthage Middle-Schooler Revived on Football Field; Wants to Meet His Lifesavers

Oct 7, 2017

Carthage Middle-Schooler Revived on Football Field; Wants to Meet His Lifesavers

Courtesy of Longview News-Journal - A Carthage middle school football player who collapsed on the field Thursday night in Henderson says he wants to meet the people who saved his life.

BEAT IT – Screening For Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Maltese Adolescents

Oct 7, 2017

BEAT IT – Screening For Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Maltese Adolescents

Courtesy of Independent - A project aimed at preventing sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents was launched at Mrieħel Secondary School, St Theresa College.