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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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