So it's one of those gorgeous Houston July days where it's 98 degrees and 1,000 percent humidity, and your kid wants to go to the public pool with his friends. An hour later, he's in the deep end with a charley horse, succumbing to panic. A few seconds later, he's officially drowning. On the left s ... More >>
We've written before about the Heimlich maneuver being pushed as an aid to drowning victims, and the problems a lot of people have with that. It makes things worse rather than better, critics argue. Leading the charge is Peter Heimlich, son of Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, who the maneuver is named for. ... More >>
Daniel KramerUsing the Heimlich on drowning victims not a good idea, experts say.Four years ago we wrote about John Hunsucker, a retired UH professor who owned a company that taught lifeguards to use the Heimlich maneuver on drowning victims, something that has been widely discredited in the ... More >>
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?