April 10, 2017

New York to provide defibrillators for youth baseball teams

New law requires AEDs at games, practices Little Leaguers playing in any of the parks in New York City this spring will be given a free […]
April 10, 2017

CHS Student Collapses Following Track Practice, Is Hospitalized

Local News March 11, 2017 ,  A Cortland High School student was rushed to Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse Friday afternoon after suffering an apparent cardiac […]
February 5, 2017

NOCSAE Finalizes First-Ever Football Helmet Standard to Address Concussion Risks from Rotational Forces and First Chest Protector Standard for Commotio Cordis

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leaders in sports equipment safety voted to move two groundbreaking athletic protection standards to final status at the National […]
October 21, 2016

Queens teacher saves seizure-stricken student by using CPR, defibrillator

(SimplyCreativePhotography/Getty Images) BY Ben ChapmanLisa ColangeloDenis Slattery NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, October 20, 2016, 10:03 PM A quick-thinking Queens teacher saved a student’s life Thursday […]
October 7, 2016

Teamwork saves Herricks Middle School student’s life

Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:58 pm Teamwork saves Herricks Middle School student’s life By Noah Manskar TheIslandNow.com Sanketh Kumar turns 13 next Friday, a month […]
September 6, 2016

Responders Save 14-Year-Old Boy in Cardiac Arrest in Huntington Station

The incident occurred Monday morning. By Paige McAtee (Patch Staff) – September 6, 2016 7:00 am ET First responders were able to revive a 14-year-old boy […]
June 1, 2016

Game Changer : CPR required at the high school level opens the field for lifesaving plays

By: Audrey Fraizer Journal Issue: 2016 Mar/Apr The solid rubber ball Louis Acompora blocked with his chest during his first high school lacrosse game was part […]
June 1, 2016

Performance standard is proposed for chest protectors to head off cardiac arrest from a sharp blow as in kids’ sports the chest can trigger deadly cardiac arrest

In this March 17, 2016 photo, Dave Halstead poses with a dummy used in developing standards for kids’ athletic chest protectors at the National Operating Committee […]
May 24, 2016

Guarding The Heart

Stony Brook University Journalism student Greg Cannella takes a close look at Commotio Cordis . He interviews survivor Jack Crowley and  Louis’ mother Karen Acompora. To […]
May 23, 2016

ULTRA-THIN CHEST PROTECTOR FOR KID ATHLETES AIMS FOR A HOME RUN

In 2010, Thomas Adams, a 16-year-old boy from New Jersey, died on the baseball field. A catcher on an all-star traveling team, he was warming up a […]