Op Ed – Don't Judge a Book

This past week, many parents in the Greater Philadelphia area learned what I learned almost ten years ago – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It takes the lives of thousands of children every year. Two students, an eighth grader from Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel, and...

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Wichita State – Final Four & Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Download Release Millions of Americans filled out their brackets and hoped that their team would survive on the Road to the Final Four. However, for some players, survival takes on a whole new meaning.  A recent study published by the American Heart Association shows that 1 out of every 3,100...

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Two Celtics and Two Wolves

One year ago, Jeff Green underwent surgery to correct a heart condition. This condition could’ve caused him to drop dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, a few years ago, the NBA became the first professional sports league to institute a heart screening program. As such, the condition was detected, and...

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Samantha Wopat – Stanford Volleyball – Dies

The Stanford community mourns the loss of sophomore student-athleteSamantha “Sam” Wopat, who died Sunday, March 25, at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by family, friends and teammates. Wopat, a member of the women’s volleyball team, died after a weeklong battle in the intensive care unit of Stanford Hospital. She was hospitalized Saturday,...

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High School Student Collapses at Track Meet

Kudos to the athletic training and nursing staff for saving this student’s life.  This story illustrates how important a competent staff and CPR-ready students are to the safety of our children. A Palestine High School sophomore was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after collapsing at a track meet Tuesday. Lucas...

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High Schooler Collapses and Dies on Track

CLINTON, Md. (WJZ) — Shock and sadness on a Maryland high school campus. A 17-year-old collapses and dies while jogging. Students in Surrattsville High in Clinton, Prince George’s County, can’t believe their friend and classmate is gone so soon. Mike Hellgren has more on this mysterious death.  This was a straight-A...

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U of Florida Student Collapses, Survives

Former American Heritage softball and volleyball player Claire Dunlap, now a freshman at the University of Florida, is in stable condition and “doing really well” after suffering cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon, her mother Patti said. Dunlap, 18, was chatting with a professor when she passed out around 3 p.m....

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Another Death in Gym Class

A Park Middle School student suddenly died Monday during gym class, according to Beckley Police.  The victim was a 12-year-old female student and cheerleader, who police believe may have had a pre-existing heart condition, Captain Jeff Shumate said. Raleigh County Superintendent Dr. Charlotte Hutchens said the girl suddenly collapsed in...

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Death of Michael Sutton Spurs Legislative Action

Legislation to require schools to put special plans in place for medical emergencies and to have lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators available for use at sporting events cleared the Senate last week and is poised for final action in the House. State Rep. John J. Binienda, D-Worcester, said if the...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Takes Lives of Student Athletes

It’s the same field where fans cheer on the Go-Devils every year, but what happened here six months ago silenced an entire community. Sophomore Defensive End Montel Williams collapsed unexpectedly at practice last August. “You feel so responsible for what happened,” Gurdon Athletic Director and Coach John Pace said. “They...

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