Young Hearts for Life FREE Cardiac Screening - Thursday, October 6th, 2016
With the support of generous donors, York High School again is partnering with Young Hearts for Life and Edward-Elmhurst Health to offer all York High School students free cardiac screenings. The Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) Cardiac Screening program will visit York High School on Thursday, October 6, 2016. All students whose parents/guardians authorize them to be tested will be screened during the school day.
Young Hearts for Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free cardiac screenings through an electrocardiogram (ECG). These screenings help identify high school students who may be at risk for sudden cardiac death. More than 130,000 students have been screened since the inception of the Young Hearts for Life program in 2006.
A simple, painless ECG can be used to screen physically active students and detect certain serious heart conditions. Recording the heart’s electrical activity using electrodes attached to the skin with a mild adhesive, an ECG can detect approximately 60 percent of the “abnormalities” or markers from heart conditions associated with sudden cardiac death - including conditions that cannot be detected through a regular physical. Sadly, 60 young adults die each week from sudden cardiac death, and 70 percent of those deaths can be prevented by having an ECG. ECG testing is recommended every two years, through the age of 25.
To sign your child up for this FREE screening please click on the following link www.YH4L.org and select the REGISTRATION & EVENTS drop down, select REGISTRATION & RESULTS select CHICAGO METROPOLITAN REGION, and select your child's SCHOOL.
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York High School PE/Health/Driver Education Mission Statement
The mission of York High School’s PE/Health/Driver Education department is to proactively develop physically fit bodies, strengthen minds, and promote positive attitudes towards life-long fitness while shaping individuals to become positive, impactful members of society.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
~John F. Kennedy
York Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education Department
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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!! The entire PE/Health/Driver Education staff is excited and dedicated to working with your children to promote life-long healthy habits with an emphasis on life-long activity. As the Department Chair of Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education I am committed to engaging your children in meaningful activities and lessons while offering a strong curriculum with a variety of choices.
As a department we strongly believe daily physical education for our students is one of the most meaningful parts of their day physically, socially, and mentally. Students at York will be provided with a foundation for making informed decisions that will enable them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. We want students to graduate from York with knowledge on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a desire to be physically active.
At any point in the year please feel free to visit any of our PE/Health/Driver Education classes or if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the entire PE/Health/Driver Education staff we wish your children a very successful, meaningful year!
Department Chair Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education
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