The Heimlich maneuver is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. Read on to find instructions and illustrations for administering first aid to adults, infants, and children.
Review Date: October 31, 2012
University of Maryland Medical Center
Swallowing disorders (dysphagias) involve difficulty in passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Changing the diet by adding thickeners helps many people, as does learning different ways to eat and chew that reduce the risk of choking.
Review Date: January 28, 2013
NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS
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