Navigation Links
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts
Date:9/10/2010

credible tragedy," he said, adding that he will do extra testing if parents are very worried. "But when people have looked at this, the death rate in the U.S. is about one in every 250,000 athletes. There is not really conclusive research to show [extensive testing] saves lives."

Also, in mass screenings -- where kids line up and are screened quickly -- accuracy may suffer, said Washington, the Denver pediatric cardiologist. "A good, thorough ultrasound should take a half-hour," he said. "If you line up all the kids [at a school or on a team] to have a portable ultrasound, you will miss some of these subtle abnormalities."

But Sharon Bates, a parent who founded the Anthony Bates Foundation after her athlete son, Anthony, died unexpectedly in 2000 and was found to have had an enlarged heart, disagrees with the arguments against mass screenings.

Even if a problem picked up is minor, she said, you have a right to know, and it needs to be addressed.

Bates's son had passed the typical pre-athletic physical with flying colors, she said, yet he still had a major cardiac problem.

Her Phoenix-based foundation promotes universal screenings for all youth, not just athletes, she said.

As Abraham said, "What is the price for a single life?"

More information

The Nemours Foundation has information for kids on sports physicals.

SOURCES: Paul Thompson, M.D., director, preventive cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.; Reginald Washington, M.D., pediatric cardiologist and chief medical officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver; Sharon Bates, founder and chief executive, Anthony Bates Foundation, Phoenix; May 2007, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; Nov. 11, 2009, news release, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore; March 2, 2010, Annals of Internal Medicine '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Thesis investigates characteristics of society using sports activities as research tool
2. Study shows race, not experience, impacts hiring in sports world
3. Phoenix Volleyball Festival Championships Played on SnapSports Volleyball Surfaces
4. Allegheny Medical's SportsCare Programs Combine Lifestyle, Fitness and Behavior Management with Quality Medical Treatments
5. GTM Sportswear Introduces New Budget Friendly Team Warm-ups Priced at $34
6. HOPSports, Inc. Adds SandBell to Award-Winning Training System
7. AAU Big Mountain Jam Basketball Tournament To Be Played On SnapSports Flooring
8. Throwdown, a Leader in Impact and Action Sports, Debuts Latest Innovations at the Newest UFC Gym™ in Rosemead, California
9. Revolutionary Sports Bottle Unscrews at Both Ends for Easy Cleaning -- Never Deal With Stinky, Moldy Bottles Again
10. CONTEND – A New Sports Drink from Swanson FIT
11. CooperVision Launches Contact Sports to Help Teen Athletes Gear Up
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... Electronic Informed Consent ... – 3:00 p.m. EDT, http://www.fdanews.com/electronicinformedconsent , The simple fact about electronic ... , Clinical trial sites can now use audio, video and interactivity ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... Targeted therapies, made possible by a ... patients, according to a newly published report. Surviving Mesothelioma has more on the ... , The authors of the new paper focus on several types of targeted ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ProDrop ... X . Each preset contains 15 seconds of unique footage that users can shrink ... rise, fall, zoom, attract and more. Users can customize color, brightness, scale, speed, range, ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Vascular Health Sciences announced ... Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and counterclaims have been irrevocably ... LLC (VHS) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Approximately 2,000 United Methodists are ... children helping children, a thank you to the many creative and generous ways ... the United Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. , The Columbus Zoo and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 4Health News:Top Mesothelioma Researchers Highlight Targeted Therapies in New Report, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:FCPX Effects Developer, Pixel Film Studios, Releases ProDrop Particles. 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3
... found those with multiple auras had seizures arising from one ... People with epilepsy who experience multiple types of auras may ... arise from one area of the brain, a U.S. study ... of Neurology , ,included 31 epilepsy patients who experienced ...
... also been linked to Alzheimer,s, researchers note , FRIDAY, ... apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 gene variant -- associated with ... types of dementia -- are more likely to develop ... gene variant, a U.S. study finds. , Researchers at ...
... The female sex hormone estrogen turns on a gene linked ... , The cancer biology team from UQ,s Diamantina Institute ... help explain the link between breast cancer and high levels ... ability of estrogen to switch this gene on is important ...
... THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, ... a new study finds. , In fact, recent heart attack ... diabetes compared with the general population and more than 15 ... the report in the Aug. 25 issue of The ...
... The smell fades with time, study shows , THURSDAY, Aug. ... can affect drinking water,s odor but not for long, a ... instead of copper piping, and scientists are trying to evaluate ... In this study, researchers evaluated several types of plastic piping. ...
... from the Sahlgrenska Academy has established that surgery reduces ... follow up has shown that mortality is significantly lower ... do not. , The results are published today ... show for the first time that surgery against obesity ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery 2Health News:Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly 2Health News:Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Surgery for severe obesity saves lives 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... DUBLIN , Aug. 28, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the "Investigation ... report to their offering. Developed by ... of Novolog) is an important drug for the ... aspart, as a fast- acting insulin analog, starts ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015  IP Shakti, LLC, today announced that it has ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150827/261551LOGO ... corporate identity signifies our transformation into a company focused on ... for patent claim validity." ... AIA Shield™ platform, the Company commenced a corporate re-branding initiative ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... and PITTSBURGH , ... MYL ) today announced that its shareholders have ... (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) and the related ... at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held ... votes cast at the extraordinary general meeting. In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Insulin Aspart Market Report 2010-2019 - Developed by Novo Nordisk 2IP Shakti, LLC Changes Company Name to Prediqtus, LLC 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9
... Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA ), a provider ... , today announced that Robert Grieve, Heska,s Chairman and CEO, ... 2011 at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET.  The ... Hotel in Los Angeles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000622/HESKALOGO ) ...
... Md., Sept. 13, 2011 Sodexo, Inc., a leader ... with Healthsense, Inc.  As a part of the agreement, ... existing senior living client communities – expanding Sodexo,s current ... Life for all of the people and communities they ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Heska to Present at LD MICRO Invitational on September 22, 2011 2Sodexo Partners with Healthsense to Offer Seniors Technology-Enabled Solutions that Improve Quality of Daily Life 2Sodexo Partners with Healthsense to Offer Seniors Technology-Enabled Solutions that Improve Quality of Daily Life 3
... Single Use linear stapler with LACTOMER™ ... Suture™ PREMIUM POLY CS™-57 disposable surgical ... of a temporary opening, such as ... section, or when transecting muscle tissue, ...
... Units With Titanium Staples for ... (Single Use Reloadable Stapler with ... Suture™ PREMIUM MULTIFIRE TA™ stapler ... pediatric and thoracic surgical procedures ...
... Single Use Loading Units for ... (Single Use Reloadable Staplers with ... Suture™ TA™ Reloadable staplers has ... and thoracic surgical procedures for ...
... linear stapler for resection, transection and anastomosis ... MULTIFIRE GIA™ 60 and 80 single use ... 80 single use loading units and the ... use surgical stapler with MULTIFIRE SGIA™ 60 ...
Medicine Products: