Man dies after water park slide

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Two days after a man died after going down a popular water slide, Hall County investigators have not determined how the 21-year-old died. Monday evening, lifeguards pulled Sergio Edwards, who was unresponsive, from the water beneath the Fun Dunker at Lake Lanier Islands, Grier...

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Inman Student Drops Dead

Another student athlete drops dead while doing what he loves the most. Investigators are looking into the death of a Chapman High School football player who collapsed while playing basketball with friends on Friday.  Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office investigator Randy Bogan said Raymond Leon Robinson Jr., of Timberlake View Circle,...

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Schools arming to prevent heart attacks

Please take the time to read the entire article below. It does a solid job of highlighting the need for preventative programs (screening) along with reactionary measures (AED’s). I am also amazed by how many people are touched by Sudden Cardiac Arrest and are empowered to create foundations with the...

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Death on a Playground: Anthony's Story

By Dr. Robert Tozzi Published June 24, 2011| FoxNews.com One ordinary day on a playground, a 12-year-old boy announces to his friends, “I have no pulse.” He then collapses to the ground in an apparent full cardiac arrest.  More than a decade ago, this tragic scenario played out for real....

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Deadly Dangers on the Playing Field

Our screenings have indicated approximately 1 in 100 kids that we test have a previously undiagnosed heart condition.  Assuming Dr. Tozzi’s statistics are correct, and there are 7 million high school athletes, that means potentially 70,000 athletes are playing sports without knowing they have a potentially fatal heart condition.  Not...

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PA State Rep. Vereb introduces Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

This is very exciting and a very proud moment for us at Simon’s Fund.  You rarely get a warning sign with Sudden Cardiac Arrest – but fainting is the # 1 indicator.  If this legislation passes, we will have a protocol in place for handling a child that faints, feels...

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Heart Testing Pressed in Wake of Teen's Death

Providing ECG’s to our student athletes is a complicated proposition, with many moving parts.  One area that we focus on at Simon’s Fund is to facilitate change at the legislative level.  We support what the Ortega family is trying to accomplish and will keep our eye on their efforts as...

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Is it possible that cats receive better health care than our children?

I took my cat to the veterinary today to have his teeth cleaned (yeah what of it) and an amazing thing happened while reading the informative pamphlet regarding the dental package.  At the Ardmore Animal Hospital, they complete a physical examination on the morning of the scheduled procedure.  From the...

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