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Inside the NBPA's Heart Screening Initiative, Now Reaching Five Cities and 100 Players - National Basketball Players Association
 

Inside the NBPA's Heart Screening Initiative, Now Reaching Five Cities and 100 Players - National Basketball Players Association

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LAS VEGAS — Until last week, the last time former NBA champion and four-time All-Star Spencer Haywood had his heart checked is when he was playing in the league. That was more than 30 years ago. Thanks to the resources and accessibility of a health initiative sponsored by the NBPA and NBA, Haywood took advantage of a free heart screening recently at the Mandalay Bay resort in his
 
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28 Aug 2016 - General
 
53 retired professional basketball players have died from a cardiac cause since 2000. 33 players were under 70 when they passed away. Athletic unemployment is a common cause of cardiac problems. Retired athletes are still eating massive amount of calories with reduced or sedentary lifestyle activities. Moreover, they seek replacement for the endorphins released after training or games. More often than not, they find replacement with food, alcohol, and sometimes substance of abuse. It is good to ...
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