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    Casa & KSI Honor 10 Year Anniversary of Korey Stringer’s Death

    Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 10:12:08 AM

    From the Korey Stringer Institute:

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    Topics: Author, KSI, preventative measures, Sports, Casa, sport

    Expert Aims to Prevent Sudden Death in Sport

    Posted by admin on Apr 6, 2011 11:30:07 AM

    "On August 8, 1985, somewhere between 11:00 and 11:10 p.m. EST, the path of my life unfurled in front of me. I have nearly no memory of approximately 6 hours of my life, while I was in a coma, due to the severe exertional heat stroke."

    In the foreword to the groundbreaking new text, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Doug Casa tells the amazing story behind his quest to prevent sudden death in sport.

    The Confluence of Conspiring Factors

    Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT
    Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

    "Almost every year since the early 1980s, I have served as a volunteer athletic trainer for the New York State Empire State Games (ESG). These annual Games, generally held in late July, serve as a statewide Olympic-type event for several thousand amateur athletes. I was assigned as the head athletic trainer for Athletics (track and field) during the 1985 Empire State Games that were held in Buffalo, New York. Although this was quite some time ago, I vividly recall a frightening life-threatening scenario that has had a tremendous impact on me in many ways.

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    Topics: New Text, New text, preventative measures, Sports, sports

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