Limiting Dangers for Young Athletes

By Sandy Kleffman, Chace Bryson and Ben Enos Contra Costa Times Posted: 02/08/2010 02:02:45 PM PST Updated: 02/09/2010 07:06:44 AM PST In a four-day span, two seemingly healthy East Bay high school basketball players suddenly collapsed during games this year. One died and the other was hospitalized.  The incidents, on Jan. 29...

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What Lies Beneath

                Freshly fallen snow.  Few things are more beautiful, more peaceful.  Like life, the beauty of snow can mask and cover.  What really lies beneath.

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Community Still Grieves

By GREG TUFARO STAFF WRITER The slightest thing — a commercial, a picture, a memory — can trigger a wave of emotion in Stuart James that fills his heart with ineffable sadness over the loss of his only son, Brandon. “I think I understand now when people say that they...

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Testing athletes for heart defects divides medical experts

Clemson refused to conduct heart screenings on its athletes because it follows the standards set forth by the American Heart Assocation (AHA).  The American Heart Association claims that there is no evidence that the tests would reduce the rate of sudden cardiac death in young athletes, and that more data...

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Focus on Screenings

Jeff Wiehe The Journal Gazette If anyone can empathize with the University of Southern Indiana and the Chicago Bears, Arthur Snyder can. The sudden deaths this month of Gaines Adams, a 26-year-old defensive end for the Chicago Bears, and Fort Wayne native Jeron Lewis, a talented 21-year-old basketball player at...

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Two Babies Die in Same County

MUNCIE — Michelle Friend and others at Huffer Memorial Children’s Center have been overwhelmed by calls this week from confused and concerned parents in the wake of an infant’s death at a Muncie babysitter’s home. “Our county has now dealt with the devastating blow of having two infants die while...

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Simon’s Day – May 16 2010

  We’re excited to announce that on May 16, 2010, we’ll host our annual fundraiser at the Ambler Theater.  This is an amazing venue.  We’ll have kid movies and kid entertainment.  It will be a great family event.  Stay tuned for more details. All of the money raised at this...

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Congenital heart problems can be spotted even before birth

BY Katie Charles Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 4:00 AM Braganti for News In almost all cases, says Dr. Barry Love, congenital heart problems are the result of random chance. As director of the Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mount Sinai, Barry Love is a pediatrician and congenital cardiologist who specializes...

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Athletes Deserve Better Care

Athletes deserve better medical tests, answers Published: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 12:01 a.m. MST This was a footnote to coverage of the NFL playoffs this weekend: Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died of cardiac arrest. He was 26 years old. Preliminary reports say Adams died of complications due to...

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Big Talk

I’ve been to so many conferences.  They ranged in content from bankruptcy law to social marketing to small businesses.  At these conferences, I get the opportunity to meet lots of different people.  Most of the discussion occurs around the breakfast or lunch table.  Typically, they are strangers when we randomly sit down together, and...

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