Shriners Hospital for Children

This website is for the Shriners Hospital for Children. This is an excellent resource for all children’s health services.

MD Anderson Cancer Center

This website is for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It provides information about prevention, screening, symptoms, and treatment for different types of cancer.

Further Reading:

All young athletes and their parents should be aware of the precautions they should be taking to ensure their health. Thorough doctor visits, which include EKG screenings, should be standard for every high school and college athlete. Stay informed of potential risks, dangers, and what can be done to prevent tragedies.

A Growing Danger for Athletes

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This recent LA Times article describes rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal muscle disorder that has been occurring on amateur teams throughout the country. This press release from the Heart Rhythm Society explains the importance of routine EKG screenings and the role they may play in saving the lives of athletes.

Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening for the Needle in a Haystack

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Study Adds to Debate Over Heart Tests for Athletes

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