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 […]
May 23, 2016

Baseball fields where kids play will have defibrillators under bill passed by City Council

Baseball fields where kids play will have to have defibrillators under a bill passed by the City Council Wednesday. The devices, also known as AEDs — […]
May 23, 2016

Rescue effort has a happy ending

A youth basketball game in Seaford in January turned scary when referee Terry Twibell went into cardiac arrest. Because of the actions of police officers, medics […]
February 7, 2016

NOCSAE Advances First Chest Protector Standard to Address Sudden Cardiac Death

NOCSAE Advances First Chest Protector Standard to Address Sudden Cardiac Death OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The National Operating Committee on Standards for […]
September 24, 2015

CPR in NY Schools Passes

                                                                                                           September 2015     To:                   BOCES District Superintendents Superintendents of Public Schools Principals of Public and Non-Public Schools Charter School Leaders   From:              […]
June 2, 2015

An Errant Pitch,Then Nothing

Op-Ed: An Errant Pitch, Then Nothing By Tad Crawford Published May 26, 2015 at 11:00 am (Updated May 25, 2015) Photos   By the middle of […]
May 13, 2015

Long Island Teen Hit In Chest By Line Drive Grateful For AED Machine

SHOREHAM, N.Y.(CBSNewYork) — A Long Island teenager who collapsed and went into cardiac arrest after getting hit in the chest by a line drive over the weekend is now […]