Student-Athletes Receive Free Heart Screenings

KABB Fox San Antonio – August 14, 2011 One family hopes its heartbreak can prevent others from losing an active teen to sudden cardiac death. It’s free and it’s fast.  “Our goal is to be faster than Starbucks,” says cardiologist Dr. George Rodgers.  It’s painless and non-invasive — high-tech heart...

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After Losing Daughter, EKG screening for students

While it’s never easy to read about the tragedies, we are glad to hear about other families who find the courage and strength to create screening programs that honor the loss, and ultimately save another life.   TUCSON – Jenine Dalrymple says after losing her daughter nine months ago due...

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Local Student Teams Up with Simon’s Fund to Champion Free Heart Screenings to Prevent Student Athlete Deaths at Radnor School District

Simon’s Fund Continues Mission to Help Save Children’s Lives Through Free Heart Screenings in Memory of Three-Month-Old Son RADNOR, PA – August, 2011 – On Saturday, September 17, Simon’s Fund will host a free heart screening for Radnor School District students, ages 10 – 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4...

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Hospital to Start Free Heart Screenings for HS Athletes

The Miami Children’s Hospital Program starts soon By Diana Gonzalez |  Friday, Jul 29, 2011 Carolina Richardson just started as a dancer at Florida International University, and she was at Miami Children’s Hospital on Friday getting an EKG as part of her physical for college athletics. Richardson had a disease...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act – It's time to get off the sidelines

Pre-season practices have opened up all over the country, at all levels of competition.  Do a quick “google” search and you will see dozens of stories about kids collapsing, fainting, being hospitalized and a few deaths.  In almost all of these stories the first comment from the trainer or physician...

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Kids' Sudden Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

  Fox News – Published : Friday, 29 Jul 2011, 12:31 PM EDT There are kids who die every day after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing sports. On Friday morning, “Good Day’s” Jennaphr Frederick learned some of the signs to look for in order to try and prevent this...

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Autopsy finds no sign death at Albright was heat-related

Reading Eagle Courtesy of The Harrisburg Patriot-News Samuel Gitt, 17, a football player at Boiling Springs High School in Cumberland County who died Friday while attending a camp at Albright College.  A 17-year-old Cumberland County boy died in Reading Hospital after collapsing in a dormitory at Albright College, where he...

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Why Kids Should Have Cardiac Screenings Before Hitting the Field

Dr. Tozzi is slowly, and steadily, becoming an idol of mine.  His commentary is always on point, and without any “noise.”  We need more doctors and health care professionals to follow his “I refuse to accept no” attitude.  We have reached out to Dr. Tozzi and we will blog the...

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Muskegon heart screening discovers teen's condition

There are a few takeaways from this article.  First, screenings save lives – plain and simple.  Second, this screening is consistent with many others across the country that are showing approximately 1 out of every 100 kids screened has a previously undetected heart condition.  Finally, catching these conditions and receiving...

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