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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…