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“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Aug 28, 2018

“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Courtesy of Oklahoma News 4 - To the outside world, Sean was a typical 10-year-old boy. “He was a happy kid, loved sports,” Martha Lopez-Anderson, Sean’s mother, said.

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Aug 27, 2018

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Courtesy of Bangor Daily News - The fatal collapse of a University of Maine football player during a workout in July was the result of a rare medical tragedy that is the No. 1 nontraumatic cause of death in college athletes.

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Aug 23, 2018

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Courtesy of ABC 13 - 13-year-old middle school student has died after experiencing a medical emergency and becoming unresponsive during football practice.

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Aug 21, 2018

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Courtesy of TDT News - Schools are going to reopen in the next couple of weeks, but are your young athletes ready for sports?

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Aug 20, 2018

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Courtesy of Harvard Health Publishing - Q. A friend was just diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. What causes this problem, and what is the prognosis?

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Aug 20, 2018

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Courtesy of Fox 5 - Drury University and Evangel University have partnered with Cox Health to take preventative measures to ensure their athletes are completely healthy before their big games by implementing EKG testing during physicals.

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Aug 18, 2018

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Courtesy of WXII 12 - Rare, but life-threatening. Doctors have a warning for parents as kids kick-off the Fall sports season.

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Aug 17, 2018

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Courtesy of App - In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing.

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Aug 16, 2018

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Courtesy of WTXL - Leon County School Board approved allowing all 6th graders to get heart screenings at a meeting this week and the moms in town tell WTXL they are excited about that.

Why Student Athletes Should Have Their Heart Tested

Aug 15, 2018

Why Student Athletes Should Have Their Heart Tested

Courtesy of Komo News - SCA is the leading case of sudden death in young athletes. It results from structural or electrical heart problems that often go undetected.

Know the Warning Signs: How You Can Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Aug 14, 2018

Know the Warning Signs: How You Can Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Every year, more than 2,000 children and teens die in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Safety on the Ball Field

Aug 13, 2018

Safety on the Ball Field

Courtesy of WSAZ - Safety on the ball field is a top priority for parents when their children head out for practice or a game.

Risk of Elite Footballers Suffering Sudden Cardiac Death ‘Much Higher Than Previously Believed’

Aug 8, 2018

Risk of Elite Footballers Suffering Sudden Cardiac Death ‘Much Higher Than Previously Believed’

Courtesy of Independent - A study conducted by St George's University in London analysed more than 11,000 players over a 10-year period from the ages of 16-17, of which eight died during exercise.

Federal Way Mom Searches for Answers After Son Dies Following High School Football Practice

Aug 8, 2018

Federal Way Mom Searches for Answers After Son Dies Following High School Football Practice

Courtesy of Q13 Fox - One mom is looking for answers after her son died following a Federal Way football practice.

Screenings for HHS Students to Help Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Aug 3, 2018

Screenings for HHS Students to Help Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Bellville News-Democrat - Holthaus, who played baseball and football during his time as a bulldog, suddenly passed away five months after his high school graduation.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Is Your School Prepared?

Aug 2, 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Is Your School Prepared?

Courtesy of The Seattle Times - In 2018, there is no excuse for not having a formal, practiced response plan for SCA at your school, including on-site (indoor and outdoor) AEDs that allow retrieval and application within three minutes of someone’s collapse.

Heart Arrhythmia: Signs that Indicate Serious Cardiac Health Problems

Jul 30, 2018

Heart Arrhythmia: Signs that Indicate Serious Cardiac Health Problems

Courtesy of The Health Site - Signs of heart arrhythmia that you should not miss.

What Are the Different Types of Arrhythmias?

Jul 26, 2018

What Are the Different Types of Arrhythmias?

Courtesy of Bel Marra Health - Essentially, the arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. Many different factors can affect heart rhythm and bring about the different types of arrhythmias.

Federal Way Football Player’s Passes from Heart Condition

Jul 25, 2018

Federal Way Football Player’s Passes from Heart Condition

Courtesy of Q13 Fox - The Federal Way School District says the football player died after participating in a summer conditioning workout.

Federal Way Mourns Loss of Football Player Who Died After Workout

Jul 25, 2018

Federal Way Mourns Loss of Football Player Who Died After Workout

Courtesy of Seattle Times - The medical examiner said Wednesday that Harris died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the end of a workout on Tuesday.