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Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Apr 3, 2017

Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Courtesy of Philly Voice - Three Delaware high school students are expected to stand trial starting Monday on charges connected to the death of fellow classmate Amy Francis-Joyner.

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Feb 26, 2017

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Courtesy of Plano Star Courier - Saturday afternoon, the North Texas hockey community gathered at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney. Before the competition, the Dallas Penguins of Plano and the McKinney North Stars came together in remembrance of their friend, Ethan May.

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

Feb 8, 2017

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

ONCE YOU hear Gwyneth’s story, it is impossible to forget it. On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin was running around the track with some classmates at A.G. Wright Middle School. The school year was winding down and she was about to turn 13.

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Feb 1, 2017

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Courtesy of DailyMail.com - Kayla Linton of Baltimore, Maryland, went into cardiac arrest and died on Saturday after getting the flu last Tuesday, her mother said. She was only 17.

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Jan 12, 2017

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Courtesy of WMBF (12/16/16) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Hartsville High football player who collapsed and died during a game in 2012 has been settled out of court, according to documents obtained by WMBF news.

Community Left in Tears Following Collapse, Death of 9 Year-Old at Basketball Game

Jan 11, 2017

Community Left in Tears Following Collapse, Death of 9 Year-Old at Basketball Game

The Blackshear Times - Classmates, teachers and friends use those words this week to describe Bradley Thomas Stewart. Stewart, 9, died suddenly Saturday afternoon shortly after doing what he loved — playing basketball with his recreation league teammates.

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).

Alan Thicke's Sudden Death Prompts A Heart Health Warning

Dec 15, 2016

Alan Thicke's Sudden Death Prompts A Heart Health Warning

The tragic and sudden death of Canadian entertainer Alan Thicke has prompted a reminder about heart health from a Windsor doctor.

Hurricane High and St. Albans High Honor Leland Brown

Nov 5, 2016

Hurricane High and St. Albans High Honor Leland Brown

Hurricane High and St. Albans High schools came together to honor Leland Brown Friday night on what would have been his senior night.

Alex might still be alive if he had been screened for heart condition, say family

Oct 21, 2016

Alex might still be alive if he had been screened for heart condition, say family

Alex Parker, 13, of Castle Gresley, died as a result of a cardiac condition after collapsing at Tunnel Woods in Church Gresley while he was walking his dog on September 20.

Docs Take a Look at Hearts of Teen Athletes

Oct 12, 2016

Docs Take a Look at Hearts of Teen Athletes

Jack Van Holland stared at the ultrasound screen from his gurney and smiled.

Sudden Cardiac Death Among Student Athletes

Aug 29, 2016

Sudden Cardiac Death Among Student Athletes

Courtesy of WTTV - In September 2013, the LaPorte High School junior collapsed during a football practice, and died suddenly.

Heart screening saves lives at El Camino

Feb 2, 2016

Heart screening saves lives at El Camino

Five years ago, 15-year-old Brandon Zapata died from sudden cardiac arrest in an El Camino High School physical education class. A seemingly healthy student, he collapsed at the starting line during routine wind sprints.

Ware County Student Remembered After Sudden Death

Aug 20, 2015

Ware County Student Remembered After Sudden Death

Courtesy of News4Jax - The classmates of 16-year-old Kysheem Hill gathered at Ware County High School to honor him Wednesday, after Hill collapsed and died while playing basketball at Waycross Middle School Monday.