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Hundreds of student athletes receive free physicals during Health and Fitness Expo

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Athletes from junior and senior high schools in Craighead County received free health screenings at the ASU Convocation Center this past weekend, as part of St. Bernards Health and Fitness Expo.

Organizers of the event said 1,200 students were screened in 5 hours. 

The pre-participation physicals are required by many school districts. 

Student athletes were guided through a series of tests representing different specialties, including an EKG.  

An electrocardiogram, a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, can check for the presence of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, an abnormal hear rhythm that has led to sudden cardiac arrest in some student athletes. 

According to St. Bernards Medical Group, tests like the ones performed on Sunday would cost students and their families around $410. 

However, grant money from organizations like Boston Scientific, helped make the event free for students.

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