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VIDEO – Man’s invention making sports safer for everyone

GLEN MILLS, Pa. (WPVI) -- You may not have heard of Commotio Cordis, but this strike to the heart by a hand, ball or stick is one of the top killers in youth sports. In Glen Mills, Delaware County they are designing and creating something small and featherweight that's taking big steps to change those… Continue reading VIDEO – Man’s invention making sports safer for everyone

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Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning

Coach Difusco of the Patriots Youth Travel Football points out today a real shortfall in legislation and studies trying to reduce brain injuries in athletes.  Voldoz of West Cook News focuses mostly on CTE and football, but highlighted Difusco's point that legislation "does not address other organized sports that could cause injuries such as soccer,… Continue reading Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning

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High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

Mark Link, a professor of medicine and director of cardiac electrophysiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a nationally recognized expert in commotio cordis, has partnered with a sports gear company called Unequal Technologies to create new and more effective protection from the hazard. They’ve spent nearly five years developing a chest guard… Continue reading High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

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Minor League Player Takes Hit to the Chest and Goes Down

On Saturday, commotio cordis may have occurred in the minor leagues. Sadly, a 20-year old Brewers minor-leaguer goes into cardiac arrest after being struck by pitch. Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Julio Mendez suffered a cardiac event after being hit by a pitch Saturday night and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition, the team announced… Continue reading Minor League Player Takes Hit to the Chest and Goes Down

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A pitch, a hit, and a miracle

Patrick Plunkett, 12, survives an often-fatal strike to the chest. See what his parents are doing to protect him now. Patrick watched as the low pitch ended up over the middle of the plate, not inside like he had hoped. The batter crushed the ball, sending a line drive straight back at Patrick, hitting him… Continue reading A pitch, a hit, and a miracle

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‘MBA Blog’ Calls Attention to Unequal’s Powerful HART Protection

My son's first baseball game is next weekend and he is playing on the 8 and under squad this year. The little kid days of T-ball are drifting away and most of the kids will be pitching and catching on their own for the first time. So earlier this week when I read this Chicago… Continue reading ‘MBA Blog’ Calls Attention to Unequal’s Powerful HART Protection

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Chicago Tribune Highlights Unequal’s Solution for Saving Lives

…a new round of testing by Link's team has found that some new materials are likely to be effective in reducing commotio cordis. His team tested combinations of three foams with two different polymers — including one similar to Kevlar — developed by Unequal Technologies, an 8-year-old Pennsylvania company that integrates military-grade technology into sports… Continue reading Chicago Tribune Highlights Unequal’s Solution for Saving Lives