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Montoursville’s Dinges Overcomes Brush With Death, Off To PIAAs In Javelin

May 26, 2017

Montoursville’s Dinges Overcomes Brush With Death, Off To PIAAs In Javelin

Courtesy of Sun-Gazette - Josh Dinges doesn’t remember the day he died. What he knows is from second-hand accounts.

Pasadena Fire Department And Huntington Hospital To Host Hands Only CPR Training

May 25, 2017

Pasadena Fire Department And Huntington Hospital To Host Hands Only CPR Training

Courtesy of Pasadena Independent - On Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Pasadena Fire Department and Huntington Hospital personnel will teach the community how to save a life with CPR.

Marlborough Rugby Player Bevan Moody Dies After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

May 25, 2017

Marlborough Rugby Player Bevan Moody Dies After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Stuff - Bevan Moody's family and friends are today mourning the loss of a young family man after the Waitohi rugby player died in Nelson hospital.

Portable Defibrillators Called 'Mikeys' Are Saving Young Lives

May 25, 2017

Portable Defibrillators Called 'Mikeys' Are Saving Young Lives

Courtesy of The Star - Emily Herbert was diagnosed at age 5 with Brugada syndrome, a lifelong genetic condition that increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Songs You Should Sing While Performing CPR

May 23, 2017

Songs You Should Sing While Performing CPR

Courtesy of ABC News Baltimore - If you know the Star Wars theme song, you can potentially save a life.

Heal With Exercise: Pre-Exercise Medical Screening

May 23, 2017

Heal With Exercise: Pre-Exercise Medical Screening

Courtesy of The Straits Times - A medical screening allows you to tailor your exercises according to your existing health conditions.

The Importance Of Screening Early For Heart Disease

May 23, 2017

The Importance Of Screening Early For Heart Disease

Courtesy of WUSA 9 - In the US, cardiovascular disease kills more people than all cancers combined. While we routinely screen to detect cancer at the earliest, most treatable stage, we don't routinely screen early for heart disease.

Two Steps To Save A Life

May 22, 2017

Two Steps To Save A Life

Courtesy of AHHerald.com - Would you know what to do if you witnessed a cardiac emergency?  A recent survey suggests that only half of Americans can be counted on to perform CPR in an emergency and 61 percent worry they could unintentionally hurt the victim.

Teen Optimistic About Future After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

May 22, 2017

Teen Optimistic About Future After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of WECT News - Sixteen-year-old Columbus County student, Victoria Harrelson, spent three months in the hospital after collapsing on a softball field in February and suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Predictive Models May Help Determine Which Patients Benefit From ICDs

May 22, 2017

Predictive Models May Help Determine Which Patients Benefit From ICDs

Courtesy of Medical Express - Two predictive models may help cardiologists decide which patients would most benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), suggests a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

May 21, 2017

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Guardian - Bevan Moody was playing for Waitohi against Nelson in a first division match when he collapsed and stopped breathing.

Saving Lives With Technology, Coordination

May 20, 2017

Saving Lives With Technology, Coordination

Courtesy of Oregon Local News - It's no secret that Americans have become much less active in the past couple of decades. Couple that with diets rich in salt and fat and the result is an uptick in diabetes, heart disease and cardiac arrests.

Enloe High School Students Show People How To Save Lives With CPR App

May 19, 2017

Enloe High School Students Show People How To Save Lives With CPR App

Courtesy of The News & Observer - A group of Enloe High School students is making it possible for ordinary people to use their smartphones and tablets to save a life when they see someone whose heart has stopped.

Stephen Dudley Died Of Heart Arrhythmia, Recommendations Made: Coroner

May 18, 2017

Stephen Dudley Died Of Heart Arrhythmia, Recommendations Made: Coroner

Courtesy of Aukland Now - A West Auckland high school has been cleared of blame in a student's death, as the Coroner releases his official findings.

Cardiac Arrest: Why It Happens? What You Can Do About It To Save A Life

May 18, 2017

Cardiac Arrest: Why It Happens? What You Can Do About It To Save A Life

Courtesy of Zee News - Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency, it causes sudden cardiac death, if not treated immediately.

HS Athlete's Sudden Death May Create Rallying Cry For Required Heart Screenings

May 17, 2017

HS Athlete's Sudden Death May Create Rallying Cry For Required Heart Screenings

Courtesy of WSOC TV - What happened to Aaron Barker??

Hypertension Can Affect Children Too, Not Just Adults

May 17, 2017

Hypertension Can Affect Children Too, Not Just Adults

Courtesy of The News Minute - If you thought hypertension is a condition that affects only the adults and the elderly, you are totally mistaken. Paediatric hypertension is well on the rise.

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

May 17, 2017

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

Courtesy of News WPXI - Months after a 17-year-old athlete had sudden cardiac arrest and died, her friends and family continue to struggle to come to terms with the loss.

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

May 16, 2017

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

Courtesy of News 8 WTNH - The death of 16 year old Davis Cripe — after consuming a large soda, latte, and energy drink in two hours — raising the question of how much caffeine is too much?

Parenting: EKG Could Save Your Child's Life

May 14, 2017

Parenting: EKG Could Save Your Child's Life

Courtesy of News-Press - If you’re the parent of a young athlete, listen up. You think your child is healthy. Ten fingers. Ten toes. They grow taller and run and jump and swim. They look every bit the picture of good health. But some very serious problems can lurk under the surface.