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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.

Heart Disease, Stroke & Your Oral Health

Jan 5, 2017

Heart Disease, Stroke & Your Oral Health

Poor oral hygiene could expose you to the leading cause of death in America.

Quick-Thinking High School Wrestling Coaches Save Student Whose Heart Stopped

Jan 5, 2017

Quick-Thinking High School Wrestling Coaches Save Student Whose Heart Stopped

Courtesy of the Washington Post - Brandon Gonzalez looked every bit a dominant force as he entered his New Jersey high school wrestling match Wednesday evening.

New Michigan Law Requires CPR Training To Graduate High School

Jan 4, 2017

New Michigan Law Requires CPR Training To Graduate High School

Courtesy of the Amercian Heart Association News - Lawmakers in Michigan hope the odds of surviving a cardiac arrest improve in the state, where high schoolers will soon be required to take CPR training before graduating.

Lawmakers OK Montigny's School Defibrillator Bill; Send To Gov

Jan 3, 2017

Lawmakers OK Montigny's School Defibrillator Bill; Send To Gov

BOSTON - Every school in Massachusetts would need to have automated external defibrillators on site by July 2018, under a bill championed by SouthCoast Sen. Mark Montigny that passed the state Legislature Tuesday.

Heart-Healthy Foods For The Year Ahead

Jan 3, 2017

Heart-Healthy Foods For The Year Ahead

Courtesy of West Plains Daily Quill - According to the National Center for Health Statistics, heart disease is the leading causing of death in both men and women.

Five Heart Healthy Resolutions For 2017

Jan 2, 2017

Five Heart Healthy Resolutions For 2017

The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and assess what habits you want to take with you, and what you want to leave behind. Yes, resolutions can both feel and be hard to keep, but they don't have to be.

Michigan Students Will Learn To Save Lives With CPR Training

Jan 2, 2017

Michigan Students Will Learn To Save Lives With CPR Training

Courtesy of WZZM 13 - Cindy Kuhn's son is alive because his best friend learned how to perform CPR during health classes at Novi High School.

Screening To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes

Jan 1, 2017

Screening To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes

In an effort to limit the sudden death of otherwise healthy young individuals, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends standardized preparticipation screening of high school athletes entailing a 12-step process evaluating symptoms, family history, and a tailored physical exam.