Our Yellow Brick Road

When Dorothy’s house came crashing down, she had no idea where she’d landed.  Nothing was normal – everything was strange.  She began her journey back to normalcy.  Along the way, she met some characters that had a profound impact on her life.  They opened her eyes and broadened her perspective. ...

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The tragic death of one local teen helped save the life of another through a Simon’s Fund screening

By MELISSA BROOKS Times Herald Staff When a teenager dies suddenly like Akhir Frazier did, the tragedy begs the question: “What good could come of this?” In Akhir’s case, there’s now a concrete answer.  The former basketball standout died Aug. 25, 2010 at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, four days after...

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Pride Never Dies

Last year, six PA Districts lost students to sudden cardiac arrest.  Today, we visited the Representatives and Senators from those Districts.  That’s 14 meetings.  We introduced these elected officials to Simon’s Fund, and reacquainted them with the deceased students.  We asked them to consider ways that they could help us raise awareness about sudden cardiac...

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Sudden Death Should Trigger Family Check Ups

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NCAA and PHW Data Shows Sudden Cardiac Arrest is More Common

We need more studies like this.  Whether they prove that more students are dying or not, we need to start speaking from a place of fact, not emotion.  We need to debate the findings, not the feelings.  If our kids are dying unecessarily, as I believe they are, we need...

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Kudos Dr. Rosenberg

While the academic debate clammers, and young athletes die, Dr. Rosenberg just decided to start screening kids.  Read on . . . http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/118303304.html

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Response to Sycamore

The Sycamore school board recently declined an offer from Simon’s Fund to pay for and organize a heart screening for the students in the District.  The board said that (1) they cannot support mass heart screenings because of the American Heart Association; and (2) that this is a matter for...

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Study Shows that EKG Detects Much More Than Exam

By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage TodayPublished: March 21, 2011Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco andDorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner ––> Screening healthy children with electrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiography could detect previously undiagnosed conditions that might lead to sudden cardiac arrest,...

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CHOP Study Shows That EKGs on Kids is Feasible

The debate over the feasibility of screening the hearts of our children raged over the last couple of weeks following the sudden death of two high profile student athletes.  Simon’s Fund believes that providing ECG exams for all children should be a standard of care.  We have worked with Dr....

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Israeli Study Shows No Reduction in SCA

(Reuters Health) – Screening athletes for hidden heart problems may not help prevent sudden deaths, a new study from Israel finds. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cast doubts on the usefulness of widespread, mandatory screening of young athletes with electrocardiography, or ECG. The...

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