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Coroner IDs SHS athlete who collapsed, died Sunday

By David Kuluva | 1,November 8, 2018
Dominic Franklin

STERLING – The 16-year-old Sterling High School athlete who collapsed Sunday and died after playing basketball during an open gym session at the school was Dominic Franklin, Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald said. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he died of heart failure, McDonald said in an email, adding that “there was no indication of prior…

10 Reasons Why AED Drills Are Important in Schools

By site owner | 1,October 26, 2018

Discover why AED drills are important and learn how to run an effective drill. AEDs can save lives, but only if educators and administrators are prepared to take action. Tornado, fire, lockdown, and even active shooter drills are the norm for most schools across the country, but when is the last time you scheduled a…

Just after 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, a light went out at Virgil I. Grissom Middle School in Tinley Park.

By site owner | 1,October 19, 2018

Tinley Park community mourns unexpected death of teacher, 25, who ‘saw the positive side of everything’ Just after 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, a light went out at Virgil I. Grissom Middle School in Tinley Park. That’s when a beloved teacher died unexpectedly in her classroom, doing what she loved. Abby Ohl was only 25 but…

New Study Confirms Value and Raises Questions About Cardiac Screening for Young, Competitive Athletes

By site owner | 1,October 4, 2018

Original article by Dr. Larry Creswell on athletes and heart health. About Larry / Contact In a study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Sanjay Sharma and colleagues from the University of London offer the most comprehensive look yet at the utility of cardiac screening for young, competitive athletes—in this case, specifically for elite, adolescent British…

De Soto Schools help avoid tragedy through Heart Screenings

By site owner | 1,October 4, 2018

  Frequently, the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest are masked or misdiagnosed.  The ATS HeartCheck can help detect congenital and genetic heart conditions that don’t show up during a regular checkup or sports physical.  Each child receives an EKG and Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with results provided by board-certified pediatric cardiologists. These potentially…

Sudden-death link to heart valve prolapse

By site owner | 1,September 27, 2018

Researchers have linked sudden cardiac death — when the heart suddenly stops beating — with a common condition, a significant breakthrough. Academics across four states analyzed more than 7600 studies and found 12 percent of people who suffered sudden cardiac death without a clear cause had mitral valve prolapse. A prospective Australian registry for patients…

Two in five young adults mixing alcohol and energy drinks

By site owner | 1,September 27, 2018

Two in five young drinkers are mixing alcohol and energy drinks, putting themselves at risk of a range of health problems. According to new figures from not-for-profit research group the Sax Institute, published on Thursday, a large number of people are consuming both substances at once, to the concern of health experts who believe there…

Parents who lost their son while he was at college encourage families to prepare for emergencies

By site owner | 1,September 14, 2018

The new school year at Savannah College of Art and Design just started this week. Monday would have been the first day of Kevin Riley Hogate’s junior year. The Mater Dei High graduate and Eagle Scout from Troop 241 out of Orange had spent two years at the Savannah, Georgia, campus. He was 2,400 miles…

Kansas Youth Soccer ODP Focuses on Heart Health

By site owner | 1,September 7, 2018

  Frequently, the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest are masked or misdiagnosed.  The ATS HeartCheck can help detect congenital and genetic heart conditions that don’t show up during a regular checkup or sports physical.  Each child receives an EKG and Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with comprehensive results provided by board-certified pediatric cardiologists. These…

What it’s Like to Raise a Child with a Congenital Heart Defect

By site owner | 1,September 3, 2018

SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 BY KATIE PAULSON Today I sit in a hospital room for my son. For many parents, hospital stays for their children are abnormal. However, my life as a mother has been marked by hospitalizations to help treat my son’s health conditions. On Thursday my son’s mitral valve was repaired by surgeons. Congenital heart defects are…

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