Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes to be offered
at Community Medical Center in collaboration with the Matthew J. Morahan III
Health Assessment Center
February 8, 2016, Toms River, NJ
– The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide
free cardiac and concussion screenings to young athletes on Saturday,
February 27 from 8 am to noon at Community Medical Center in Toms River.
The free screenings are for young athletes and pre-registration is required
as space is limited. To register for the screening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is provided
to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided.
Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during
or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the
cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify players, age six to
18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.
The concussion baseline screening is for young athletes, ages 12 to 18
years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) for young athletes
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 screenings are being offered at Community Medical Center in collaboration
with the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes,
both part of Barnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation
and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion
Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present.
To register for the screening and to schedule an appointment time, please email
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. 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 973.322.7913.