February 13, 2020

Her campaign to make lacrosse safer goes on, 20 years after her son’s death

Originally posted by The Washington Post By Matthew Gutierrez  Feb. 1, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. EST NORTHPORT, N.Y. — Karen Acompora climbed out of her Lexus […]
March 13, 2019

High school lifeguard saves drowning teen at Brooklyn school

Originally posted by the NY Post By Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Selim Algar March 11, 2019 | 9:36pm A Brooklyn high school lifeguard saved a drowning student on Monday — performing […]
December 17, 2018

Team effort saves referee at Lawrence basketball game Inwood resident Larry Miller revived after heart attack

Inwood resident Larry Miller revived after heart attack The Lawrence boys’ basketball season began like any other year. Locust Valley’s team traveled from the North Shore, and the […]
December 10, 2018
Thanks to research funded in part by US Lacrosse, scientists can pinpoint the exact cause and timing of commotio cordis and the threshold required to prevent it.

Heart To Heart: NOCSAE, USL Work To Reduce Risk of Commotio Cordis

US Lacrosse has been committed to expanding and elevating safety initiatives in lacrosse since its inception in 1998, and has funded more than $1 million in […]
August 29, 2018

Athlete ‘dies’ at workout: How 3 Syracuse nurses in right place, right time saved him

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Greg O’Polka had only a few heartbeats left. He didn’t know it the morning of Aug. 10 when the 54-year-old went to work […]
December 23, 2017

The Legacy of a Stopped Heart

As she sat in the batting cage cradling her son Jack’s head in her lap, Nancy Crowley knew he was dying. His face was turning blue. […]
May 2, 2017

The LAX Community: A Glimpse into Safety Measures

      The Red & Black   The student news site of Patchogue-Medford High School    Matt Correa, Co-Assistant EditorApril 29, 2017 Lacrosse is the […]
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 […]