Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
New York Post Archives via Getty Images
Henry Heimlich, Developer Of Anti-Choking Maneuver, Dead At 96
By Bill Trott, Reuters
The maneuver he invented is believed to have saved more than 100,000 lives.
Dr. Artur Luczak/Resuscitation
This Crude Sketch Just Might Keep You From Choking To Death
After a close shave, one scientist is talking up a head-down remedy.
Heimlich Again Makes Name For Self By Using Heimlich To Save Woman
By Barbara Goldberg, Reuters
It was the 96-year-old's first time in a real emergency.
Hero Bus Driver Saves 6-Year-Old Boy From Choking On Coin
"He was just red and gasping for air."
5 Life-Saving Emergency Tips Everyone Should Know
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie
ER doctor, MBA, TV & Media Medical Expert, Mom
As an ER doctor, I've seen countless patients whose lives were saved by a quick-thinking and knowledgeable bystander or loved one. We never know where life may lead -- and every single one of us can learn these life-saving techniques. (Cue ER theme music).
Texas Police Officer Pulls Woman Over, Ends Up Saving Her Life
“It's really amazing how quickly he recognized that something was wrong.”
An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question
Author of The 2-Hour Job Search & Program Director for Daytime...
Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.
What Those Racy Photos of Cowboys' Jerry Jones Represent
Author 'Barracuda in the Attic'
After repeated attempts for further explanation, Jones finally fessed up to what the grainy photos really represent.
My Husband Saved His Life
Blogger, "Brittany, Herself"
Aside from my tear-filled "thank you," in the center of the restaurant, we haven't spoken since 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time. And I only know that because in my clenched hand is my iPhone, still showing the recent call history of 911.
Make Your Own Restaurant Quality Choking Poster!
Lester & Charlie
Whether you're choking on your Dollar-Menu McNuggets -- or your neighbor is gagging on what Michele Bachmann said on FOX News today -- a restaurant-quality choking poster can come in super-handy!
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
School Bus Driver Saves Choking Student
11-Year-Old 'Heimlich Hero' Saves Choking Friend's Life
A Preventable Tragedy: Choking to Death in the School Cafeteria
Bettina Elias Siegel
Former lawyer, freelance writer and blogger at The Lunch Tray
We can't prevent every conceivable tragedy that might strike our kids at school. But in the case of a choking, physically demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver to school food service workers as part of their regular training hardly seems burdensome.
Rubber Ball Nearly Ends A Denver 3-Year-Old's Life
How Deep Was Gery Chico's Connection To A Tainted Charity?
First Nighter: Tim Miller's Fiery Anti-Prop 8 "Lay of the Land"
Writer, Drama Critic
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
FROM OUR PARTNERS
Sleep & Wellness
What's Working: Purpose + Profit
The Power of Humanity
Difference Maker 100
Expert analysis and commentary to make sense of today's biggest stories.
Sign up here to have the best stories delivered straight to your inbox.
First-person essays, features, interviews and Q&As about life today.
Get breaking news alerts
Download our app
Go to mobile site