When sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes, proper knowledge coupled with immediate assistance to those suffering from a SCA episode has been shown to dramatically save lives. While we think we live seemingly safe lives, especially at the office, we need to prepare ourselves for the silent killer that could strike anyone at any moment. It is…

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One of the most at risk segments of the population are our youth, and in particular our student athletes. Many athletes run into trouble when they become injured which can lead to misuse and abuse of prescribed medications. The Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) estimates that approximately 7.5 million youths take part in sports of…

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Over the last few years the scary nature of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affecting our youth – especially young athletes – has risen to the forefront of concerned parents and parties involved. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now working together to build the Sudden…

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In its October 2013 issue JAMA, or the Journal of the American Medical Association, published a study that focused on the work being done in Denmark over the past decade to increase bystander’s awareness to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and giving first response care. The study noted that bystanders who were more educated and able…

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We’ve talked a lot about the terrifying nature of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and the dangers it poses on our young student athletes. It seems that legal action may become a factor in the equation as a Cincinnati lawmaker has introduced a bill that focuses on SCA involving student athletes. As we advocate, too many…

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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is frightful for parents and their young athletes, who are the age group more at risk to suffer from a heart injury during peak physical play. One of our best tools in fighting SCA is a good quality heart screenings so that we can arm students and parents with the knowledge…

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A lot has been discussed regarding the survival chances of someone who suffers sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a public place, or an athlete who suffers it during a game or practice. Statistically speaking, those who suffer SCA in these situations have a greater chance of survival because they will have quicker access to CPR…

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In the U.S., much has been made about how to react to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) should it happen to someone near you. Knowing how to perform CPR, promptly contacting 911, and even knowing how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) are not just suggested, but crucial in increasing the victim’s chances of survival. Those…

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