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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.

Big Sky Ski Patrol Thanked For Saving Son’s Life

Dec 31, 2016

Big Sky Ski Patrol Thanked For Saving Son’s Life

Courtesy of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle - On Dec. 7, 2016, my 28-year-old son Nich was snow boarding at Big Sky Resort. As he was coming off a lift, he collapsed due to what is called “sudden cardiac death.“′

Wearable ECGs Could Reduce Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dec 30, 2016

Wearable ECGs Could Reduce Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Elation quickly turned to grief in September 2010 when Oregon high school football star Hayward Demison scored a touchdown, then immediately fell to the ground, dead from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).1

Immediate Action Is Critical To Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Dec 30, 2016

Immediate Action Is Critical To Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit based in Pittsburgh, is a lean, effective organization that works relentlessly to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save lives.

Class X Student Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Playing Basketball

Dec 30, 2016

Class X Student Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Playing Basketball

SURAT: A 16-year-old boy student of class X died of cardiac arrest while playing basketball in his school on Dumas Road.

Your Heart Needs Special Care During Winters – Follow These Five Tips!

Dec 27, 2016

Your Heart Needs Special Care During Winters – Follow These Five Tips!

New Delhi: Numerous researches and experts have labeled winter as the most crucial season for those who suffer from heart ailments.

What Are Heart Failure, Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest?

Dec 26, 2016

What Are Heart Failure, Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest?

Courtesy of Fox 31 Denver - Typically, heart failure refers to the heart not working optimally but it can be treated. It does not mean the heart has stopped functioning completely, though in some cases it leads to that.