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4 years 8 months ago

Off duty health workers save life

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Two off-duty deputy coroners in central Pennsylvania showed they're pretty good with living patients too. Centre County deputy coroners Judy Pleskonko and Debra Smeal - still wearing their scrubs - were having dinner at a steakhouse Wednesday when a 15-year-old boy near them started...

4 years 9 months ago

2 million cribs recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 2 million cribs are being recalled from seven companies amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says most of the cribs are drop-sides, which have a side rail that moves up and down so...

4 years 10 months ago

Toy dart guns recalled after 2 deaths

The government is recalling 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after two boys choked to death on the darts. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee died after they chewed on the one-inch, soft-plastic darts, which slipped into their...

4 years 11 months ago

'SpongeBob' episode aids choking girl

When her best friend turned purple, Miriam Starobin's thoughts turned to yellow - cartoon hero SpongeBob SquarePants. The denizen of fictional undersea Bikini Bottom was being credited Friday with inspiring a lifesaving rescue during music class at a seaside school earlier this week. Miriam, a Long Beach Middle...

5 years 1 month ago

911 operator saves his own child

A Thurston County, Washington 911 dispatcher helped save his own son's life. On February 4, Chris Scott's wife Janna called 911 because their 6 month-old son Jacob was choking. He was unconscious and had stopped breathing. The dispatcher who answered was her husband. The couple recognized each other's...

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