High School Player Dies

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Phillip Jackson Jr., a Sandalwood High School basketball player in Jacksonville, died late Monday afternoon after he collapsed in the locker room during a tournament at Terry Parker High School. Jackson, 18, was a center on Sandalwood’s basketball team and also was on the school’s football team,...

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Brittany Murphy's Tragic Death

What could have caused Brittany Murphy’s death? Posted by TIFFANY O’CALLAGHAN Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm The sudden death of 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy from a reported cardiac arrest on Sunday morning has left her friends and loved ones scrambling for answers, and the public wondering what could have ended the former Clueless...

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Most Cases are Just Like Simon

Although the burden of sudden death in a pediatric population was low, most incidences of sudden cardiac arrest occurred in children aged younger than 1 year, results from a population-based analysis suggested. Researchers for the ongoing Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study evaluated data from residents of Multnomah County who underwent...

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Defibrillator Saves a Child

Opinion December 02, 2009 2:00 AM Nov. 18 — To the Editor: Having the knowledge and skills to help someone in crisis is the greatest gift we can give to our families and communities. Every once in a while, a story comes along that reminds us it is important to...

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Local Chicago HS Provides Screenings

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) ?  It’s a simple test that could potentially save a child’s life. A new study provides new evidence that kids could be at risk for a serious heart problem and not even realize it. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot went to a west suburban school where they’re...

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Routine Screening for Kids!

Houston Research Sheds New Light on the Need for Screening By COURTNEY HUTCHISON ABC News Medical Unit Dec. 4, 2009— Routine heart screening for adolescents is currently not deemed necessary in the United States, but without it, the congenital heart defect that left a hole in Madelinne d’Aversa’s heart would...

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