Go Krimson for Kids

February is American Heart Month, so naturally, on February 1st, the Philadelphia 76ers hosted their annual “Go Red Night.”  As we walked in the venue, we were given a Go Red for Women sticker and a postcard to record the name of a loved one that has experienced heart problems. ...

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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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Hyperbole in the Laboratory

In the end, it always comes down to marketing. Yes, even for scientists – you know, the people that are painstakingly rooted in data, facts, evidence, etc.  They too benefit from hyperbole. “A new study suggests it would be wildly expensive — more than $10 million per life saved —...

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Doc in the Box

“Think outside the box.” This cliche is uttered countless times inside agencies and corporations around this country. I don’t think it is heard too many times inside hospitals or medical practices. However, it should be. There is a big disconnect between the medical community and lay people. We don’t speak the...

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Shane Victorino Boys & Girls Club

Every screening has a different origin, a different path and a different outcome.  Our screening at the Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club was no different. A student that had gotten her heart screened at one of our first heart screenings got a summer internship with the Victorino Foundation. She...

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The True Test of an Olympic Athlete

This morning, I was lying in bed watching handball, fencing and table tennis. My first thought was “The fencing uniform really isn’t conducive to selling replica jerseys at Dick’s Sporting Goods. They’re missing a huge marketing opportunity.”  Then I wondered, why the hell am I watching these sports? I know...

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