Heart Screening at Final Four

Download Press Release Atlanta – (February 11, 2013) – Less than an hour from the Georgia Dome, the day before the NCAA Championship Game, over 300 students will be screened for potentially fatal heart conditions that cause sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and death, the #1 killer of student athletes. Demand for the...

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What a Long, Strange Trip

I’m sitting inside a big hotel in Seattle (it’s really nice). Right this minute, I am surrounded by medical professionals who are learning about sudden cardiac arrest in students. Later, I’ll be surrounded by parents who have lost children to sudden cardiac arrest at the Parent Heart Watch Conference. I’m...

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Trade Secrets

Imagine this . . . Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery in the country (and based outside of Philly) is invited to visit Mike’s Hard Lemonade in Seattle. The purpose of the trip is for Mike’s Hard Lemonade to share all of its trade secrets with Yuengling. Yes, all of the recipes,...

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What’s a Maenner-Chor?

You’d think that after being thrust into a world with terms like commotio cordis and infarction, I’d know Maenner-Chor.  However, it wasn’t until last Sunday that I discovered this term.  It is a social club that was started many decades ago by German immigrants.  It is still thriving with 700...

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How Can You Be Thankful After Your Child Dies?

Hopefully, I’m not the only one that spends this time of year reflecting. We are expected to focus on those things for which we are thankful. Sometimes, I think it is too easy, almost cliche, for us share our expressions of thanks. Our kids get trained in this skill beginning...

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Who Will Apologize on Election Day?

There’s a good chance that this title will scare everyone away. We’re all sick of campaigns. However, this one isn’t political. Today, Simon’s Fund was invited to make a presentation to the employees of Johnson & Johnson during their United Way Campaign kickoff. Adam Kaye, board member and employee at...

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COMMUNITY Heart Screening (November 4, 2012)

Usually, our heart screening focus on the student body of one school. However, the Decker family had something different in mind. They wanted to provide a screening for the entire Elkins Park Jewish community. Perelman Jewish Day School and Kehillah of Old York Road helped with the recruitment. On November...

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Protect this Heart Challenge

On October 27, 232 students from five different schools came together for a heart screening: Haveford, Agnes Irwin, Baldwin, Friends Central and Shipley. Six of them were referred for follow up. This screening represented a few firsts. There were doctors from five different hospitals checking hearts. There were medical students...

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Study Suggests Sudden Death Happens Off the Field

This is an interesting conclusion. The best part is that they are spending time researching this issue.  Furthermore, if SCA occurs more frequently off the field, then it’s happening a lot, because it is also the #1 cause of death of student athletes. TORONTO – The stories are always shocking:...

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Upper Dublin Screening – An Email to Jill

The best way to capture the success and sentiment from the Upper Dublin Heart Screening is to share an email that we sent to Jill Florin. Jill’s daughter, Paige, invited us to come to Upper Dublin. This was her bat mitzvah project. Jill – Phyllis and I want to know...

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