Dr. Oz Visits Staten Island in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

The devastation in Staten Island due to Superstorm Sandy is heartbreaking. See the damage and the true heroes I encountered this week. The Staten Island Advance has more information on my visit and the toll this hurricane is taking on the brave residents. Read more about them and learn how you can help.

This trash heap consists of thousands of homes that were partially or completely destroyed.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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