We Need To Be Prepared

Dr. Dermot Phelan MD, Ph.D., FESC, FASE, FACC a staff cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic interviews Samantha Krouse, Manager of GotAED about sudden cardiac arrest, the importance of early defibrillation and resources to get AED devices. Dr. Phelan: The sudden cardiac death of a young athlete or pupil has a...

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The Madness of March, 2019

The competition throughout the NCAA basketball season is always high but as soon as March rolls around it changes dramatically. March Madness. Teams are no longer just competing against other teams, but they are competing for spots, wins, and championships. Brackets start forming, bets are on the table and the...

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The Lesson of Isaiah Austin

As kids, how many of you dreamed of making the winning shot, throwing the winning touchdown or hitting the winning homerun? Isaiah Austin, big man for the Baylor Bears did that already. He just finished up his collegiate career and was about to check off another dream – getting drafted...

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Op Ed – Don’t Judge a Book

This past week, many parents in the Greater Philadelphia area learned what I learned almost ten years ago – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It takes the lives of thousands of children every year. Two students, an eighth grader from Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel, and...

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Wichita State – Final Four & Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Download Release Millions of Americans filled out their brackets and hoped that their team would survive on the Road to the Final Four. However, for some players, survival takes on a whole new meaning.  A recent study published by the American Heart Association shows that 1 out of every 3,100...

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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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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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Cause and Setting – The Death of Dale Oen

My son is five. This year, he learned about the main parts of a story: character, setting and plot. On Monday, Dale Oen died. He was favored to win gold at the Olympics this summer. He was not expected to be the In NOT it. Even be http://stakhairstudio.co.uk/hda/track-current-location/ are my...

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Louisiana Tech Football Player, Chest Pains, Dies

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech running back Tyrone Duplessis died Thursday morning after medics responded to an emergency call at his off-campus apartment.  Hazel Woods, the chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner’s office, said the cause of death was not yet known and an autopsy is pending. Ruston...

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It’s a Rare Occurrence . . . Until

Following the death of Jeffrey Lee in the Philadelphia Marathon, we sent this Op Ed to the Inquirer.  You can read it below or see it on their website. ‘It’s a rare occurrence.” That’s a comforting notion until it happens to your child. Our child, Simon, was 3 months old...

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