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Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Aug 31, 2017

Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Courtesy of Burlington Free Press - The 16-year-old Laker standout, now a junior and one of the state's most feared returning playmakers, considers his chance to play the sport he craves — or participate in any activity — a blessing.

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Aug 29, 2017

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Courtesy of WFTV - A 19-year-old Stetson University football player died Monday evening after collapsing during practice.

Tips To Be Fit: Getting To The Heart Of High-Risk Cardiac Ailments

Aug 29, 2017

Tips To Be Fit: Getting To The Heart Of High-Risk Cardiac Ailments

Courtesy of The Philadelphia Tribune - Sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are two distinct conditions, although more than 70 percent of Americans believe they are the same.

Heart Screening On Top Recruit ‘Probably Saved His Life,’ KU Football Coach Says

Aug 29, 2017

Heart Screening On Top Recruit ‘Probably Saved His Life,’ KU Football Coach Says

Courtesy of The Kansas City Star - “Our cardiac screening probably saved his life,” Beaty said, “is what it winds up coming down to.”

Proposed Mass. Law Would Require AED Training For Students, Parents, Coaches

Aug 29, 2017

Proposed Mass. Law Would Require AED Training For Students, Parents, Coaches

Courtesy of Boston 25 News - The state of Massachusetts is considering adding training requirements for coaches, students and parents in schools that advocates say could save lives.

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

Aug 28, 2017

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

Courtesy of Health Day - Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports.

Slow Down If You Don't Feel Well, And Other Things To Look Out For While Running

Aug 28, 2017

Slow Down If You Don't Feel Well, And Other Things To Look Out For While Running

Courtesy of CBC News - Long-distance running and endurance events can be challenging and rewarding — but they can also be dangerous.

Automatic External Defibrillators Save Lives In Amateur Sports And Fitness Centres

Aug 27, 2017

Automatic External Defibrillators Save Lives In Amateur Sports And Fitness Centres

Courtesy of European Society of Cardiology - Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres.

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Aug 25, 2017

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Courtesy of The New York Times - An avid athlete, Dominick was at home on the basketball court or in the water, or just running among herds of cows and goats on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where he spent part of his childhood.

Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Guidelines For High Blood Pressure In Children

Aug 25, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Guidelines For High Blood Pressure In Children

Courtesy of Reader's Digest - Sadly, no child is too young to have high blood pressure.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms And Causes

Aug 23, 2017

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms And Causes

Courtesy of News Medical - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a hereditary condition where the heart fails to pump properly because the heart muscles (myocardium) have thickened (hypertrophied) and become stiff.

Boy With Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Aug 23, 2017

Boy With Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Courtesy of CNN - Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last.

Working Out Plenty — But What Are They Eating?

Aug 22, 2017

Working Out Plenty — But What Are They Eating?

Courtesy of Record-Courier - What is football food? For those watching the game, it’s frequently chili and chips, burgers and hot dogs. In Cleveland’s Municipal Lot prior to a Browns game, most tailgaters aren’t munching on salad.

Teen Dies From Cardiac Arrest During Football Practice

Aug 22, 2017

Teen Dies From Cardiac Arrest During Football Practice

Courtesy of New York Post - A teenage boy died during football practice at a Bronx high school Tuesday afternoon, police said.

High Blood Pressure On The Rise In US Children And Teens, Increasing Risk Of Obesity And Heart Problems

Aug 21, 2017

High Blood Pressure On The Rise In US Children And Teens, Increasing Risk Of Obesity And Heart Problems

Courtesy of Daily Mail - More children and teens will be diagnosed with high blood pressure, experts have warned after new studies revealed 3.5 percent of American youths have it.

Living With A Heart Arrythmia Disorder

Aug 18, 2017

Living With A Heart Arrythmia Disorder

Courtesy of Beloit Daily News - It's been many years since Hailey Wedige first heard the word 'arrhythmia.' At the time she didn't truly understand the impact it would have on her life.

Small Town Mayor On Big Mission To Save Lives

Aug 18, 2017

Small Town Mayor On Big Mission To Save Lives

Courtesy of WSAV - The Mayor of a Jasper County community is on a mission to make sure everyone in his town has the same second chance at life he got last spring.

New Resource For Student Athletes About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Aug 17, 2017

New Resource For Student Athletes About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of KTUU - According to the researchers, approximately 400,000 NCAA student-athletes compete "in any given year." And they are typically between 17 to 23 years old, on average.

Peer Support Effective In Reducing Stress For Teens With Heart Conditions

Aug 17, 2017

Peer Support Effective In Reducing Stress For Teens With Heart Conditions

Courtesy of Markets Insider - 30 to 50 percent of teens with congenital heart conditions will experience anxiety and/or depression, but peer support proves to be effective in reducing stress often associated with these conditions.

Teen Thanks Teachers Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest With Top Grades

Aug 17, 2017

Teen Thanks Teachers Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest With Top Grades

Courtesy of Nottingham Post - A teenager whose life was saved by quick-thinking staff at a Nottinghamshire school has been called an “inspiration” after achieving top marks in his exams.