Livingston, NJ – The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will
be providing free screenings to youth athletes on Saturday, March 7, 2015
from 8:00 a.m. until Noon at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center,
200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston. To sign up for this screening, parents/guardians
are asked to call
The cardiac screening is for young athletes aged six to 18 years old for
the first 150 who sign up. When preliminary testing to identify serious
cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest
and tragic deaths may be avoided. 90%of sudden cardiac deaths in young
athletes occur during or after athletic activities. Hidden heart conditions
are often the cause. The screening will help to identify players who may
require further testing or intervention.
The concussion baseline screening is for young athletes aged 12 to 18 years
old for the first 75 who sign up. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT)
for your young athlete can help identify issues in the future. If an athlete
is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be
used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it
is safe to return to play.
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes provides
education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sports-related
cardiac and concussion screenings. Barnabas Health serves and cares for
more pediatric patients than any other health care organization in New
Jersey; this program furthers our long-standing commitment to the health
and well-being of children and young adults.
Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present.
For more information about the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment
Center for Athletes, please visit our website at
www.barnabashealth.org/morahan or call
ABOUT MATTHEW J. MORAHAN III
Before finding his true athletic calling on the links, Matthew participated
in little league, recreational football, and swimming. In addition to
becoming a golfer, Matthew went on to be an enthusiastic sports viewer
as well as a devoted runner. To ensure child athletes can safely enjoy
the same experiences Matthew did, his family and friends helped to create
the Matthew J. Morahan III Memorial Health Assessment Center for Athletes.
Young athletes can be screened for otherwise undetectable brain and heart
conditions at minimal or no cost.
Contact: Lina Allocca
Director, Public Relations
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center