First Aid


The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.


The Easiest Way to Make a Useful First-Aid Kit

Whether you're going hiking or chopping onions, this kit will help if you do something stupid.


The Children Treating Gunshot Wounds on Chicago's South Side

In a city home to a staggering amount of gun violence, Ujimaa Medics is teaching kids how to save lives.


Basic Skills to Know in the Event of a Shooting

“If a shooting victim or bystander had basic trauma skills, it could significantly impact morbidity and mortality.”


96-Year-Old Dr. Henry Heimlich Saved a Choking Woman With His Own Maneuver

Although the Cincinnati surgeon had demonstrated the technique many times over the years, it was the first time he had ever used it in an emergency.


VICE News Capsule - Monday, February 16

Taliban militants kill at least 20 at a mosque in northwest Pakistan, Boko Haram carries out first attack in Chad, Delhi slum dwellers rally over shanty demolition, and Libyan schoolchildren learn first aid as fighting rages on in Benghazi.