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Heat illness institute founded at UConn

Updated: April 20, 2010, 9:33 AM ET

NEW YORK -- Alarmingly, the number of athletes dying from heat-related illnesses is rising. Kelci Stringer, the widow of Minnesota Vikings tackle Korey Stringer, who died from heat stroke nine years ago, hopes to do something about it.

So do the NFL and the University of Connecticut, who have partnered with Stringer to open the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn's Neag School of Education. The creation of the institute will be announced Friday at the NFL draft.

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