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  • Henry Heimlich, inventor of the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver dies aged 96

    12/17/2016 11:39:53 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2016 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The creator of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96. Dr Henry Heimlich, who became famous in the 1970s for creating the technique to save choking victims, passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on Saturday. Heimlich had suffered a massive heart attack on Monday and died from complications.
  • Inventor of Heimlich maneuver saves choking victim with his own technique

    05/27/2016 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 May 16 | Peter Holley
    Patty Ris doesn't have a favorite seat in the dining room at the Deupree House, a senior living facility in Cincinnati, where she recently took up residence. But it turned out she picked the best one possible during a meal this week. Though she didn't know it at the time, sitting beside her was Henry Heimlich, inventor of the first-aid procedure designed to dislodge an obstruction from a choking person's airway with a wraparound bear hug from behind and some abdomen squeezing, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The identity of her fellow diner could have gone unnoticed, but fate intervened.
  • Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

    08/14/2014 3:32:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 7 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    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 and biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled her over and approached the car, he wondered for a second or two if the woman was just trying to get out of a ticket, but he quickly knew she was really choking and told her to get out of the car. Just two firm pumps of the Heimlich maneuver dislodged...
  • Clint Eastwood Heimlich Maneuver Saves Life of Choking Golf Director

    02/07/2014 2:10:43 PM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07 Feb 2014 | Michael Mullins
    Clint Eastwood saved a choking man's life with the Heimlich maneuver at a party on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center. The 83-year-old actor administered the Heimlich maneuver to tournament director Steve John, 50, who was choking on a piece of cheese, The Associated Press reported. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll ''I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work,'' John said Friday. ''I was looking at...
  • 'SpongeBob' taught girl life-saving move

    04/27/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 614+ views
    upi. ^ | April 23
    LONG BEACH, N.Y., A New York state 12-year-old saved the life of a friend using the Heimlich maneuver, which she learned from watching "SpongeBob Square Pants." Miriam Starobin, 12, said she used the lesson she learned from the popular Nickelodeon cartoon when her friend Allyson Golden, 12, began choking on a piece of gum Tuesday during a music class at Long Beach Middle School, the New York Post reported Friday. "It was like a flash right in my eyes. I saw in my head Squidward with his clarinet lodged in his throat and then SpongeBob does the Heimlich maneuver and...
  • Joke Backfires: Man chokes to death in front of kids on SoCal boat

    04/01/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,605+ views
    sfgate ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    A deckhand on a charter boat full of school children choked to death on a bait fish he had put in his mouth as a joke.
  • NFL star comes to the rescue at Surf City restaurant

    07/07/2008 8:03:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 7-7-08 | Cindy Carcamo
    Kansas City Chief's star tight-end Tony Gonzalez performed the Heimlich on a choking diner in Huntington Beach Ken Hunter, a long-time San Diego Charger's fan, has a new favorite team. The 45-year-old Huntington Beach resident says he'll now root for the Kansas City Chiefs after the team's star tight-end Tony Gonzalez came to his rescue Thursday night at a local restaurant. "I'm a permanent member of the Tony Gonzalez fan club," Hunter said Monday. It all began after a chunk of filet mignon somehow lodged into Hunter's throat while he was dining at Capone's Italian Restaurante on Beach Boulevard. That's...
  • Huckabee helps choking NC candidate with Heimlich

    06/07/2008 7:36:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 134+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/08 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put the squeeze on a politician at the North Carolina Republican Party convention, but in a good way. The former Arkansas governor performed the Heimlich maneuver on Robert Pittenger, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, at a lunch Saturday. Pittenger said he was laughing when he choked on some food. "I stood up and the governor came over and did the Heimlich and got the relief," Pittenger said. He said the food dislodged when Huckabee applied the trademark Heimlich squeeze to the midsection. Pittenger added, "In fact he called me in the...
  • Sununu saves journalist with Heimlich maneuver

    01/06/2008 3:00:21 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 61 replies · 295+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 1/6/08 | SCOTT BROOKS
    Manchester – When a piece of chicken got stuck in journalist Al Hunt's windpipe Friday night, Sen. John Sununu came to the rescue. "John was terrific," said Hunt, 65, executive editor for Washington at Bloomberg News. "He quickly jumped up, put his arms around me, did the (Heimlich) maneuver. Within about two seconds, it came out." Hunt and Sununu were sitting next to each other Friday night at the Hanover Street Chop House in downtown Manchester. The table was packed with powerbrokers, politicians and prominent journalists, including columnist Bob Novak, New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson and Hunt's wife,...
  • Dog Performs 'Heimlich' on Choking Owner

    03/27/2007 1:49:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies · 745+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-27-07 | Not identified
    Choking Owner Says Her Dog Performed Heimlich Maneuver by Jumping Up and Down on Chest CALVERT, Md. Mar 27, 2007 (AP) — Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman's chest. The dog's owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life. Debbie Parkhurst, 45, of Calvert told the Cecil Whig she was eating an apple at her home Friday when a piece lodged in her throat. She attempted to perform the Heimlich maneuver on herself but it didn't...
  • Martinsville High School Student Chokes to Death at School (Teacher prevented 911 call)

    03/10/2006 8:43:53 PM PST · by Samwise · 305 replies · 6,676+ views
    Several Martinsville High School students say teachers stopped their calls to 911 while a fellow student was choking, because cell phones aren't allowed on campus. Witnesses tell police the victim was rushing to finish his lunch before leaving the cafeteria, because you can't bring food outside. That's when they say he started choking, went into cardiac arrest, and died at the hospital. Multiple 911 calls went out from Martinsville High School. Witnesses say Jesse Tucker choked on a hamburger. Paramedics rushed the 15 year-old freshman to the hospital, where he later died. "It's really hard to grasp the fact that...
  • Political Rival Dislodges Fish Stuck in Pol's Windpipe

    03/02/2006 8:59:44 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 382+ views ^ | 3/2/06
    State Senator Performs Heimlich On His Political Rival ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 2, 2006 — The race for a state Senate seat in Prince George's County took an unexpected turn Monday night. Democratic Senator John Giannetti performed the Heimlich maneuver on former delegate Jim Rosapepe, who will challenge Giannetti this fall in what was expected to be a hard-hitting campaign. Giannetti says he had no idea who Rosapepe was when he stumbled into the bar at Maria's Sicilian Ristorante and Cafe. Rosapepe was choking, and Giannetti grabbed him and dislodged a piece of fish that was stuck in his windpipe. Giannetti...
  • Teen saves life of woman who saved him

    02/05/2006 2:56:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 988+ views
    NBC News ^ | February 5, 2006
    N.Y. teen performs Heimlich on nurse who gave him CPR years earlier Call it a simple twist of fate — times two: A teenager in western New York state has saved the life of the same woman who years ago saved his life.
  • Heimlich & UCLA Researchers Investigated: infecting Chinese AIDS Patients with Malaria

    02/16/2003 5:12:23 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies · 604+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 16 Feb 03 | Robert Anglen
    Sunday, February 16, 2003 Scientists linked to Heimlich investigated Experiment infects AIDS patients in China with malaria By Robert Anglen The Cincinnati Enquirer Dr. Heimlich Two prominent Los Angeles AIDS researchers are being investigated for taking part in a controversial medical experiment with Cincinnati physician Henry Heimlich to infect AIDS patients in China with malaria. A medical oversight board at the University of California Los Angeles wants to know whether doctors John Fahey and Najib Aziz violated university policies that regulate tests on humans. The investigation once again raises questions about Dr. Heimlich's work at Cincinnati's nonprofit Heimlich Institute, which...