Should student athletes be screened for heart problems?

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    Bill would expand athletes’ heart testing

    100 student athletes die each year due to heart problems. I believe there was one in NJ last year.

    Price tag?

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    Easy solution..... get rid of the sports programs.
     
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    Good idea. Or how about if they just outlaw death?

    There are over 600 school districts in NJ. I can't get my head around the math.

    Could it be possible that the one kid who died in the pool might have died playing a video game instead?

    How many potential athletes will be disqualified? Will denying a teenager a spot on the football team lead to drug use and or a sedentary lifestyle? And what happens when kids don't exercise?

    This kind of shit makes me nuts.
     
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    I am serious... they should just end all sports programs.How much is spent on school sports programs? Far to much in my opinion. Get rid of the sports programs and get rid of the liability issues....simple

    If parents want their kids to play sports they are more then welcome to... why should public funds support it?
     
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    In my district, all 26 (or whatever number we have) high schools have two certified athletic trainers (ATC) on staff. The minimum requirement is a master's in athletic training. One attends football practice and games and is available by radio for illness and injuries for the other sports. There have been great strides recently in the recognition and treatment of everything from heat injuries to concussions.

    More focus should be put on heart conditions for sure. One recommendation would be to require a more thorough exam with, as the article stated, EKG, detailed family history, and echocardiogram if indicated. Having CPR-AED trained people available with the AED is also crucial. I train 175 high school kids a year in CPR and we have several others who teach it or are certified to perform it.

    High school activities are payed for mainly by booster and donated funds. This is the case even in wealthy jurisdictions. Sports and other activities are beneficial to academic success. There is dropoff in behavior and grades in athletes after their season, especially in football players.
     
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    Well I don't agree with syrenn about ending sports programs although I do believe they should be de-emphasized.

    I am fairly certain there are already rules about screening, athletic trainers, and CPR. We also have ambulances at most games. But this goes way beyond that and opens up a flood of litigation if one of t's are not crossed. And that's probably the whole idea. Another gift to the ambulance chasers in the name of one dead kid.
     
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    My issue with sport's programs is that they only benefit a very small very select few. I believe money would be better spent on psychical fitness program that everyone would benefit from....of which liability issues would be dramatically decreased.
     
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    Let'em be. It cleans up the gene pool.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Should the parents pay for it? And if the parents sign off on their child playing sports and said child drops dead..... should they be able to sue the school for the death?
     

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