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Scientific research could guide rules for student athletes

A decision on requiring student athletes in Texas to have heart screenings may hinge on the results of a research project that’s looking at whether such tests predict which students will develop a medical crisis.

In Brownsville, offensive linemen for Pace High School's football team hit a sled during a Sept. 11 practice.

The decision about whether to require student athletes in Texas to have heart screenings may hinge on the results of a research project that’s looking at whether such tests predict which students will develop a medical crisis. (The Dallas Morning News)

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