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


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 […]
May 23, 2016

CPR saves life of Averill Park 8th grader

WNYT Staff Updated: 05/20/2016 3:36 PM Created: 05/18/2016 5:31 PM AVERILL PARK – School staff at Algonquin Middle School help save an 8th grade student who […]