Heimlich maneuver

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Henry Heimlich, Life-Saving Maneuver Creator, Dies at 96

He once estimated the Heimlich maneuver had saved thousands in US

(Newser) - The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims has died, the AP reports. Dr. Henry Heimlich died early Saturday at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was 96. His son, Phil, says he suffered a heart attack earlier in the week. More »

Heimlich Maneuver Inventor Uses It for First Time

Doctor never had to use it in an emergency before

(Newser) - The 96-year-old surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the technique for the first time himself to save a woman at his senior living center, reports AP . Dr. Henry Heimlich tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that while he had demonstrated the well-known maneuver many times through the years,... More »

Autistic Teen Saves Choking Classmate

He says he learned the Heimlich maneuver by watching SpongeBob

(Newser) - An Autistic teenager in New York is being hailed as a hero after saving a classmate who was choking on an apple, the Staten Island Advance reports. Brandon Williams, 13, was eating lunch Oct. 28 when he saw Jessica Pellegrino—a fellow special-needs student—struggling to breath. He tells the... More »

Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

He performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged sausage and biscuit

(Newser) - It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled the... More »

Clint Eastwood Saves Pal With Heimlich

Director of golf tournament was choking at dinner

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood played the hero in Pebble Beach, Calif., this week with timely use of the Heimlich maneuver, reports the Carmel Pine Cone . At a dinner to honor volunteers working the annual pro-am golf tournament there, tournament director Steve John began choking on a piece of cheese. “I gave... More »

ESPN Broadcaster Saves Partner With Heimlich

Chris Fowler: I was choking on a chicken sandwich

(Newser) - At times the losing team is accused of choking. This time ESPN announcer Chris Fowler admits he choked, literally, during yesterday's Pinstripe Bowl, the AP reports. Fowler tweeted that he was choking on a chicken sandwich at halftime when fellow broadcaster Jesse Palmer gave him the Heimlich maneuver. "... More »

Colicchio Saves Cookbook Writer From Choking

Top Chef star does Heimlich maneuver at benefit dinner

(Newser) - He runs multiple restaurants, hosts one of TV’s top cooking shows, and, it turns out, he could just save your life. Tom Colicchio saved Joan Nathan’s life last night, writes witness Ezra Klein on the Internet Food Association. Nathan, a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, was holding a... More »

Chiefs' Gonzalez Saves Choking Man's Life

After Heimlich connection, SD fan will root for KC tight end

(Newser) - Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez gained his most devoted fan in the middle of a quiet dinner in an Orange County, Calif., restaurant. When Ken Hunter began to choke at the next table, Gonzalez sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver and saving the man's life, AP reports. "... More »

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