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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1996
Based on a preliminary review of records at Mount View Middle School, Howard County school officials said yesterday they are blameless in the death of Steven Duane Tucker, 13, who died suddenly Friday at school."
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
More than 300 family members, friends and classmates of Steven Djuane Tucker, 13, remembered him as a smiling, friendly boy during his funeral last night in Baltimore.The Ellicott City youth died a week ago today while playing basketball at Mount View Middle School.Dozens of his classmates at the West Friendship school hTC attended the funeral and many sobbed on the shoulders of friends during the service at the Berea Temple of Seventh-Day Adventists in West Baltimore."Steven had a kind, loving spirit that we are all going to miss," said Marion J. Payne, Mount View principal.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ivan Penn contributed to this article | October 22, 1996
Conflicting versions emerged yesterday of events leading to the death of a Howard County middle school student who suffered heart failure last week in a school gymnasium.Mount View Middle School staff members were told -- in a doctor's note and in two phone calls from his family -- only that Steven Duane Tucker, 13, should be barred from weightlifting and physical education classes, Howard school system officials said yesterday.Staff members were not told that he should be restricted from all physical activity or that he was wearing a heart monitor, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey said at a news conference.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ivan Penn contributed to this article | October 22, 1996
Conflicting versions emerged yesterday of events leading to the death of a Howard County middle school student who suffered heart failure last week in a school gym.Mount View Middle School staff members were told -- in a doctor's note and in two phone calls from his family -- only that Steven Duane Tucker, 13, should be barred from weightlifting and physical education classes, Howard school system officials said yesterday.Staff members were not told that he should be restricted from all physical activity or that he was wearing a heart monitor, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey said at a news conference.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ivan Penn contributed to this article | October 22, 1996
Conflicting versions emerged yesterday of events leading to the death of a Howard County middle school student who suffered heart failure last week in a school gym.Mount View Middle School staff members were told -- in a doctor's note and in two phone calls from his family -- only that Steven Duane Tucker, 13, should be barred from weightlifting and physical education classes, Howard school system officials said yesterday.Staff members were not told that he should be restricted from all physical activity or that he was wearing a heart monitor, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey said at a news conference.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
More than 300 family members, friends and classmates of Steven Djuane Tucker, 13, remembered him as a smiling, friendly boy during his funeral last night in Baltimore.The Ellicott City youth died a week ago today while playing basketball at Mount View Middle School.Dozens of his classmates at the West Friendship school hTC attended the funeral and many sobbed on the shoulders of friends during the service at the Berea Temple of Seventh-Day Adventists in West Baltimore."Steven had a kind, loving spirit that we are all going to miss," said Marion J. Payne, Mount View principal.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1994
One day last November, Robert Foster lost a friend who suffered a heart attack. A few days later, Foster, then a junior at Dunbar High School, was told he had a heart murmur.But within a month, Foster was back on the Poets basketball team.The condition was discovered during Foster's preseason physical at Dunbar, right after the death of longtime friend Antoine "Stevie" Green, 17, a member of Dunbar's 1992-93 junior varsity team. Green went into cardiac arrest at home and died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a disturbance affecting the metabolism of glucose in the body.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 1996
During a checkup, my doctor said that my examination and tests were normal except for left ventricular hypertrophy on the electrocardiogram. What causes left ventricular hypertrophy. Is it dangerous? Can it be treated?Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an enlargement of the left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood through the aorta to all of the body except the lungs. The enlargement may involve either thickening of the wall of the left ventricle or an increase in the size of the chamber itself.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 13, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The child born to Virginia Leigh Fallon of Petaluma, Calif., entered the world last year with heart and breathing problems, and after an extraordinarily difficult labor that ended only when doctors performed a Caesarean section.Yet three days after the birth, the hospital -- under pressure to hold down costs -- discharged mother and son, even though baby Jesse had been diagnosed with a heart murmur and Ms. Fallon was, in her words, "in continuous pain."Several days later, Ms. Fallon told a Senate committee yesterday, Jesse was rushed to the hospital, where emergency heart surgery failed to save the boy's life.
NEWS
September 9, 1993
Most public discussions about the health of American teen-agers center around sex and drugs. But beyond the discouraging statistics on adolescent pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and drug use is a broader story of medical neglect. As federal officials plan a strategic -- and overdue -- shift in efforts to curb adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, they should use these programs to improve health care to adolescents across the board.Dr. Joycelyn Elders, newly confirmed by the Senate as the nation's chief medical officer, has a good grasp of the ills facing American young people.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ivan Penn contributed to this article | October 22, 1996
Conflicting versions emerged yesterday of events leading to the death of a Howard County middle school student who suffered heart failure last week in a school gymnasium.Mount View Middle School staff members were told -- in a doctor's note and in two phone calls from his family -- only that Steven Duane Tucker, 13, should be barred from weightlifting and physical education classes, Howard school system officials said yesterday.Staff members were not told that he should be restricted from all physical activity or that he was wearing a heart monitor, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey said at a news conference.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1996
Based on a preliminary review of records at Mount View Middle School, Howard County school officials said yesterday they are blameless in the death of Steven Duane Tucker, 13, who died suddenly Friday at school."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1994
One day last November, Robert Foster lost a friend who suffered a heart attack. A few days later, Foster, then a junior at Dunbar High School, was told he had a heart murmur.But within a month, Foster was back on the Poets basketball team.The condition was discovered during Foster's preseason physical at Dunbar, right after the death of longtime friend Antoine "Stevie" Green, 17, a member of Dunbar's 1992-93 junior varsity team. Green went into cardiac arrest at home and died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a disturbance affecting the metabolism of glucose in the body.
NEWS
October 23, 1996
ALMOST OVERLOOKED in arguments over who is to blame in the death of 13-year-old Steven Duane Tucker is the loss of another child and the erosion of youthful innocence. In Baltimore and other cities, children have grown all too accustomed to death when it comes after senseless street battles over macho pride.But Steven's death was a matter of the heart, not the head. The sports world was stunned by the sudden collapse and death of Baltimore-born basketball star Reggie Lewis from a cardiac problem.
NEWS
December 4, 1996
John B. Anderson, 102, purchasing inspectorJohn B. Anderson, a retired purchasing inspector who worked until he was 80 and participated in fitness programs at age 100, died Nov. 24 in his sleep at his home in Arnold. He was 102.In a 1994 interview in The Sun, Mr. Anderson noted that because of a heart murmur, the Army disqualified him from service during World War I.During World War II, he worked as a purchasing agent for the Navy and a steamship company. He also worked in real estate and sales and retired as a water supply purchasing inspector for New York City in 1973.
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