- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Free EKG screens for high school students
• Young Hearts for Life EKG program 2012
Sadly, we have all heard stories and read articles about teens, seemingly in peak athletic condition, who suddenly and shockingly have died during sports activities. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) claims the lives of 30 young adults every week in the United States.
The tragedy of these deaths for families and our communities is amplified when we realize how needless and preventable they are: one-third of these deaths may have been prevented through a simple, inexpensive heart screening.
Midwest Heart Community Foundation, under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Marek, clinical cardiologist with Midwest Heart Specialists, is working to increase awareness of sudden cardiac death in young adults.
The Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening Program provides free EKG screenings to area students. Locally, Dr. Kenneth Brin of Midwest Heart Specialists and SwedishAmerican Health System are offering the screenings at SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital and Belvidere Medical Center. Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes and begin at 6 p.m.
Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican:
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Belvidere Medical Center:
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Register your child by calling Ann Sammons, (779) 696-2894 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following information is needed: Parent and student names, home address, phone number and e-mail; student birthdate, school and physician.
From the Sept. 12-18, 2012, issue