The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) once again have reviewed the world literature on beast practice for screening student athlete’s starting in freshman year of High School, to rule out the most life threatening and most common cardiac conditions that are responsible for unexplained Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young athletes.
“Across the United States, after succeeding in vaccinating over 50 % of our adult population with at least one does of the Covid vaccine, we are now experiencing a resurgence of COVID – 19 infections. The new cases are however predominantly in infants, children and adolescents who are primarily exposed in the household by parents and siblings who are unvaccinated.”
There are about 200 k male and female high school athlete’s that each summer around July or August are required by their school to get a “sports physical”. No real guidance is provided to parents other than this obligation for their student athlete to be allowed to participate…
Imagine a time when a novel virus infects over 50 million people in one year, has a susceptibility rate of 85 % of those exposed to respiratory droplets of infected persons, leading to a 30 % death rate…
What you need to know regarding the risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
More than 177 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, and CDC continues to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for any health problems that happen after vaccination.
I challenge all my patients’, young and old, to ask themselves this simple question often, perhaps everyday when you wake up. Stating the question another way, are there things in your life or your family’s life that you can change today that will improve your/their quality of life, increase your/their satisfaction, happiness, or sense of self-worth?
To provide you and your family with expert fitness and nutrition advice in a manner that is useful to you and that you can try at home, we are providing the answer to some frequently asked questions we get from our adolescent patients mostly and their parents.
The long COVID pandemic has made many of us even more sedentary than we had been! We have many patients coming to the Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatric and Family Medicine clinics complaining of new symptoms of fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath…