AHA Report on ECG Screening Drops the Ball

Screen Across America is a consortium of organizations that provide youth heart screenings in the United States. The group includes integrated health care systems, hospitals, universities, private medical practices, businesses and foundations. Based on our experiences in screening hundreds of thousands of children, and changing thousands of lives, we believe...

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Most Wonderful Time

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For most, the beginning of August prompts visions of school buses, chaotic activity schedules, and of course, the Staples commercial where dad is skipping down the aisle tossing supplies into his cart and counting the days until school begins. I still have...

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What is the Price of a Child’s Life by Katie Asper

How do you know when your mission makes sense? When you can see the impact you’ve had on the lives of children. Katie Asper is one of those students. She attended a heart screening and discovered a heart condition. Then, she started giving back and raising awareness. Below is a paper...

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Dead Man Floating

Last week, I flew from Philadelphia to Nashville to Raleigh to Tampa to Philadelphia. I met with lawmakers about the sudden cardiac arrest prevention act. We found lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina to sponsor the bill. We’re pretty excited. I heard airline attendants on four separate occasions tell us...

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Student-Athletes Receive Free Heart Screenings

KABB Fox San Antonio – August 14, 2011 One family hopes its heartbreak can prevent others from losing an active teen to sudden cardiac death. It’s free and it’s fast.  “Our goal is to be faster than Starbucks,” says cardiologist Dr. George Rodgers.  It’s painless and non-invasive — high-tech heart...

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Local Student Teams Up with Simon’s Fund to Champion Free Heart Screenings to Prevent Student Athlete Deaths at Radnor School District

Simon’s Fund Continues Mission to Help Save Children’s Lives Through Free Heart Screenings in Memory of Three-Month-Old Son RADNOR, PA – August, 2011 – On Saturday, September 17, Simon’s Fund will host a free heart screening for Radnor School District students, ages 10 – 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4...

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Hospital to Start Free Heart Screenings for HS Athletes

The Miami Children’s Hospital Program starts soon By Diana Gonzalez |  Friday, Jul 29, 2011 Carolina Richardson just started as a dancer at Florida International University, and she was at Miami Children’s Hospital on Friday getting an EKG as part of her physical for college athletics. Richardson had a disease...

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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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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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