Duchess Meghan supports Serena Williams at Wimbledon

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Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(LONDON) — A warm welcome, indeed!

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was on hand Thursday at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club for Wimbledon.

“A warm welcome to the Duchess of Sussex on No.1 Court,” the tournament tweeted with a picture of Meghan looking stunning, per usual, in a white blazer.

 She was all smiles as she supported her friend and tennis great Serena Williams.

Meghan was with close pals Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth. The Duchess’ son Archie is going to be christened this weekend.

Williams dropped the first set to Kaja Juvan Thursday but ultimately won the match, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The latest royal appearance at the biggest tennis event of the year comes days after Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited Wimbledon Tuesday and sat Centre Court.

 Kate, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), also wore white and sported a chic collared midi dress with black buttons down the front by British designer Suzannah.

She even got a chance to meet and chat with British favorite and past Wimbledon champ, Andy Murray.

Kate grew up as an avid tennis player and huge fan. In 2017, she shared in a BBC One documentary on Wimbledon that tennis was a huge part of her life growing up and that watching the famed tournament made her want to become a tennis star.

“It inspires young people, including myself,” she continued. “Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking, ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results.”

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Posted On 04 Jul 2019

E. coli exposure: How to stay safe and healthy at your next visit to the petting zoo

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BY: EDEN DAVID

(NEW YORK) — Petting zoos are considered a rite of passage for young children. Interacting with animals provides children with an educational and enriching opportunity to learn about other species, explore new textures, and develop a sense of empathy and compassion toward our furry friends.

According to the NIH, interacting with animals has also been shown to promote positive mental and physical health effects, such as lowered blood pressure, decreased cortisol levels, and mood-boosting.

Last week, however, a 2-year-old boy died after contracting the E. coli virus at a petting zoo at the San Diego County Fair. The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency subsequently reported that during the month of June, three additional children, ages 2-13, also exhibited symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) following contact with the animals at the fair.

Here are some basic facts about E. coli:

E. coli is normally found in healthy people and animals.

E. coli, formally known as Escherichia coli, typically lives in the intestines of healthy people and animals, according to Mayo Clinic. Most strains of E. coli are harmless and even beneficial, but particular strains can be dangerous.

“Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, can cause serious and even fatal disease,” Dr. John Williams, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, told ABC News.

E. coli is one of the most common germs transmitted to people at animal exhibits.

From 2010-2015, about 100 outbreaks of illnesses linked to animals were reported in environments like petting zoos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The most common germs that can be transmitted from animals to humans are intestinal infections such as E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter,” and others, said Dr. Williams.

People that are not directly in contact with animals can also be exposed to E. coli.

E. coli infection can be contracted from contaminated water or from contaminated food such as ground beef, undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk or fresh produce. E. coli can also travel from person to person, especially when people don’t wash their hands properly.

The severity of symptoms from E. coli infection depends on many factors.

“Most E. coli infections are mild and cause diarrhea that resolves on its own,” Dr. Williams said, adding that symptoms usually clear up within three to seven days. Some strains like STEC E. coli can cause more severe symptoms like abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting.

Some people are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms.

Young children and older adults, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are at a greater risk of experiencing more severe complications from infection such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a type of kidney failure that “involves the blood and blood vessels and can be severe,” said Dr. Williams. He emphasizes that “these infections are rare, though, considering the number of children exposed to animals at farms, fairs, and petting zoos every year in the United States.” According to the CDC, HUS affects only 5-10% of people diagnosed with E. coli.

If you or a family member experiences particularly severe symptoms lasting more than a week, visit your primary care doctor and seek immediate care.

E. coli infection is preventable.

Parents shouldn’t be scared to take their kids to the petting zoo in light of recent news, emphasized Dr. Williams. He does, however, recommend that parents stay informed about the potential health risks in order to take preventive measures to safeguard their children’s health.

“The most important means of protection is hand hygiene, ideally washing hands thoroughly with soap and water after animal exposure,” Dr. Williams said. “Hand gel can be used if no soap and water are available.”

“Parents should supervise their kids around animals, especially young kids who tend to put everything in their mouth,” he added.

Here are some additional tips on how to protect yourself and your family from E. coli infection at an animal exhibit:

• Practice proper hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and running water immediately after touching an animal or anything in an area where animals live or eat. If running water and soap are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.

• Keep your food separate from all animal areas. “Children shouldn’t have food or drink when they are around the animals, because the germs get into the body through the mouth,” said Dr. Williams.

• Supervise children around animals. Do not allow children to put their thumbs or fingers or other objects in their mouths when they’re around the animals, or let them play on the ground. Leave all strollers, toys and pacifiers outside the exhibit to minimize potential exposure.

• Take extra precautions for people at higher risk. Children 5 years of age and younger should not have contact with reptiles, amphibians or live poultry.

For illness caused by E. coli, most treatment options include rest and fluids to prevent dehydration and fatigue. You should avoid taking an anti-diarrheal medication because this will prevent your body from excreting toxins. If symptoms persist, you should seek medical attention immediately. If a serious E. coli infection causes hemolytic uremic syndrome, you will need to be hospitalized to receive supportive care.

Eden David is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in neuroscience, matriculating into medical school in 2020 and working for ABC News’ Medical Unit.

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Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car accident, agent says

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iStock/felixmizioznikov(MIAMI) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has “suffered multiple injuries” including an amputated arm from a car accident, his agent said.

Norton, 22, was driving at about 1:18 a.m. Thursday when his car struck a concrete barrier wall and flipped over, Lt. Alex Camacho of the Florida Highway Patrol said. The car landed on its roof, Camacho said.

The NFL player was taken to Ryder Trauma Center with severe injuries to his left arm, according to the highway patrol.

“We ask that you continue to pray for him,” Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, tweeted Thursday morning. “His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.”

It’s not clear why the car overturned, Camacho said.

A second car was involved in the crash but that driver was not hurt, according to the highway patrol.

The Dolphins tweeted Thursday, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time.”

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Posted On 04 Jul 2019

Christie’s under fire for auctioning rare Egyptian artifacts

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iStock/tupungato(LONDON) — Auction house Christie’s has “violated international treaties and conventions” by selling almost two dozen Egyptian artifacts in London, Egyptian authorities claim.

Christie’s sold more than 20 pieces on July 3, including a limestone bust of the 18th dynasty princess Henuttaneb and a Middle Kingdom wood funerary model of a boat.

A 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of Tutankhamen, the famous “boy king,” which Egyptian archaeologists suspect was looted from Luxor’s famed Karnak Temple decades ago, will also go up for sale Thursday.

“The foreign and antiquities ministries believe that the auction held on July 3 in London at Christie’s … is contrary to the relevant international treaties and conventions, since the auction house has not yet provided to the Egyptian side documents related (to the ownership) of the archaeological artifacts,” the ministries said in a joint statement Wednesday.

“The Egyptian Embassy is sorry to announce that Christie’s will hold a second auction to sell more artifacts, including a small statue of Tutankhamen, although we have solicited the delay of the sale until verifying and the legality of trading in these items, the authenticity of their documents, and evidence of its legal exportation from Egypt,” Tarek Adel, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.K., said in the statement.

Last month, the foreign ministry said it had contacted Christie’s and UNESCO in a bid to stop the sale, claiming its right in the Tutankhamen piece “under the current and previous Egyptian laws.”

The brown quartzite statue, which portrays the boy king as Amun, the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air, could generate more than $5 million, according to Christie’s.

The statue currently belongs to a private collector and is part of what is known as the Resandro Collection.

Egyptian officials introduced a law in 1983 to regulate the ownership of Egyptian antiquities, saying that any ancient artifacts discovered in the country are considered state properties “with the exception of antiquities whose ownership or possession was already established at the time this law came into effect.”

Christie’s told ABC News in June that “ancient objects by their nature cannot be traced over millennia. It is hugely important to establish recent ownership and legal right to sell which we have clearly done.”

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This non-traditional program is changing the way children with autism are treated

ABC News(HURLEYVILLE, N.Y.) — After weeks of rehearsals, Tommy Abelson took to the stage for his big night, something no one ever thought would ever be possible because of his disabilities.

Tommy was born developmentally delayed. Despite the struggles that can come with the condition, being on stage is where he feels most comfortable.

He and many residents and patients with autism make up the cast of a recent production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Tommy stars in a lead role as Maurice, Belle’s father.

“Oh I love acting. I love being theatrical,” Tommy, 36, said.

Tommy attends a music therapy program at the Center for Discovery near Hurleyville, New York. The annual theater production is its crown jewel.

The center was founded in 1948 as a way for parents of children with physically challenges to meet and discuss how to best treat them. Now, the center serves as a place for young people with autism and other complex conditions like Tommy’s to be treated, utilizing the very latest research.

“We’re really trying to understand complex conditions and autism … and figure out new treatments, new interventions that can change the outcome for children and their families,” Dr. Theresa Hamlin, the associate executive director of the Center For Discovery, told ABC News.

The center treats about 1,200 children and young adults, both residents and outpatients, each year. Eighty percent of them have autism.

There are plans for a hospital to be built on the campus to help families diagnose and treat autism and other complex disorders.

Michael Rosen, dad to 31-year-old Nicky, is such a believer in the center’s mission that he left a successful career in TV to work there. He says it needs to be a model for treating these conditions.

“We need to take the programs and treatments happening here and we need to make them worldwide,” Rosen said. “It’s not enough to help 1,200 people.”

Some members of the center live on its beautiful campus set in the rolling hills of the southern Catskill Mountains in New York and in group homes in nearby Hurleyville. The center grows all of its food organically on its campus farm and sells some of it commercially, another unique way that it works to treat children with autism.

The organic food seems to be making an impact. There’s a connection between diet and the health of the gastrointestinal system in patients with autism spectrum disorder since they are at greater risk of general gastrointestinal concerns, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics.

The center says its patients are healthier and happier because of the organic food they eat, and the low-stress rural environment. It participated in the study “The Microbiome Gut Brain Axis Study” with Columbia University and the Baylor College School of Medicine.

The results are scheduled to be released next year.

“What we have found is that the gut microbiome in our children here at the Center for Discovery is stunningly different than the other children in the study,” Hamlin said.

For parents of children with autism and other disabilities, there is still much more to be done.

“People don’t die from autism. People are now living full lives with it. It’s a full life span. So where do all these people go?” Rosen said.

The center says a big component to its success is the music therapy program, in which students not only get to shine on stage but to connect with others. They all work together to put on a big theatrical production — a remarkable achievement considering most of these patients have largely been nonverbal their entire lives.

“The fact that he has this place where other people matter and he matters to others, it’s just changed everything,” Tommy’s mom, Patti, said. “He never really had that experience of being part of something.”

“When you have a child with special needs you feel like you’re left out of society sometimes,” Jill Kiernan, whose daughter Aevery played Mrs. Potts. “We never dreamed that she would be one of the lead roles in the play … to shine like she has here.”

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Over 80% of facial recognition suspects flagged by London’s Met Police were innocent, report says

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iStock/pixinoo(LONDON) — A new independent report claims that 81% of suspects flagged by facial recognition technology used by London’s Metropolitan Police were innocent.

The study was commissioned by Scotland Yard and researchers from the University of Essex.

Live Facial Recognition (LFR) has been used by the police in various trials to monitor crowds since 2016. This is the first independent report into the use of the technology, which suggests there are “significant operational shortcomings in the trials which could affect the viability of any future use of LFR technology.”

The authors of the report, Peter Fussey and Daragh Murray, were given access to six of the 10 trials that have taken place between June 2018 and February 2019. Only eight of the 42 matches that the LFR technology made were deemed correct with “absolute confidence,” according to the report.

Fussey and Murray also found that the criteria for registering people on an LFR “watchlist” was not clearly defined, which raises significant concerns for privacy law and the protection of human rights.

“A key issue with facial recognition going forward is that human rights compliance be built in from the outset, not treated as an add on,” Murray told ABC News. “There is an obligation on police forces to ensure that rights are protected in the pursuit of public order. The two can go hand-in-hand, but this requires specific measures to assess the human rights impacts of new technology and the necessity of using such technology. The end point should not be technological development as an end of itself but ensuring that technological development serves society.”

Fussey said that the findings of the study show the “need for meaningful leadership on these issues at a national level.”

“The report demonstrates a need to reform how certain issues regarding the trialing or incorporation of new technology and policing practices are approached and underlines the need to effectively incorporate human rights considerations into all stages of the Metropolitan Police’s decision making processes,” he said in a statement.

The authors concluded that it is “highly likely” that LFR would be ruled unlawful if it was challenged in court and are now calling for the all live trials of LFR to stop until their concerns are addressed.

Although the Metropolitan Police chose not to exercise a right of reply before the report was published, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Duncan Ball has since said that the Metropolitan Police are “extremely disappointed with the negative and unbalanced tone of this report.”

“It is important to note that while this technology can be used to assist us, it does not by any means replace the role of a police officer,” he said in a statement to ABC News. “Ultimately the decision to stop an individual is not made by the technology but as a result of officers making a decision on whether they believe the individual on the street matches the wanted person. The final decision to engage with an individual flagged by the technology was always made by a human.”

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Posted On 04 Jul 2019

What to know about fireworks safety ahead of the 4th of July

iStock/AnuStudio(NEW YORK) — Fireworks may be a quintessential part of Fourth of July celebrations, but doctors and safety officials are urging revelers to take caution when handling them after more than 9,000 Americans were injured by fireworks last year.

“It’s devastating” when people come into the emergency room unaware of the extent of an injury caused by a firework, Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital, told ABC News.

Last year, five people were killed nationwide and another 9,100 were hospitalized with injuries as a result of handling fireworks, according to the 2018 annual fireworks report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Of those injuries, about 62% occurred between June 22 and July 22, and children under 15 accounted for 36%, according to the report.

Fireworks contain sulfur, charcoal and gunpowder, and the red-hot fragments can reach more than 1,300 degrees, according to the CPSC.

“Overall, people don’t have a concept of how powerful and how dangerous these things are,” Glatter said.

Hands and fingers are most often injured

Hands and fingers are the body parts most affected by injuries, according to the CPSC report.

Hand injuries can be “quite problematic,” Glatter said.

“We see burns associated with tissue loss that can require years of therapy,” Glatter said.

In addition, the injury can be “life-changing” it if occurs on someone’s dominant hand, which may never regain its original function if the injury is severe enough, Glatter said.

Loss of vision can also occur

Always wear protective eye gear when handling fireworks, Glatter recommended.

If you don’t, you’re putting yourself at risk of blindness and corneal burns, which may require a transplant, he explained. The number of eye injuries doubled between 2016 and 2017, according to the CPSC.

“All it takes is one shooting spark into your eye” to result in a severe burn that leads to visual loss and disfigurement, Glatter said.

If you do get a fragment in your eye, it’s important to leave it alone and go to the emergency room immediately, Glatter said.

“Rubbing your eye can make the burn much worse and increase tissue destruction,” he said.

After hands and fingers, the body parts most affected by firework accidents are the legs and eyes, followed by the head, face, ears, and arms, according to the CPSC report.

Just 10% of those polled say they wear protective eyewear when using fireworks, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Avoid giving sparklers to young children

Sparklers are the leading cause of fireworks-related injuries, the CPSC announced last year.

The traditional Fourth of July party favor can actually burn at temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees, hot enough to melt some metals.

Physicians see children burned from sparklers every year, Erica Michiels, associate director for the pediatric emergency department at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, told ABC News in 2017.

“Just the quickest touch to a child’s hand will give them a pretty significant burn,” Michiels said.

Five hundred people required trips to the emergency room in 2018 due to sparklers, according to the CPSC report.

Never handle fireworks while impaired

The potential of something going wrong when someone handles fireworks under the influence of drugs or alcohol is “exceedingly high,” Glatter said.

A person under the influence may have a lack of depth perception and awareness that compounds the potential for injury, he said.

Some impaired people have stood over the exploding firework or even picked up a dud, he added.

“One wrong decision, especially under the influence, can be life-changing,” Glatter said. “Think before you act.”

Last year, a 40-year-old man broke three fingers after he lit a firework after drinking, according to the CPSC report.

The man lit the mortar of the firework but didn’t think the firework had gone off — but it had, the report states. The man was injured after he put his hand out to deflect the firework away from his face when the mortar shot out of the tube and the firework exploded.

The man stated that he had consumed “too much alcohol” before the incident and that he was impaired.

Prepare for unexpected circumstances

Bystanders need to be aware of potential health risks as well, Glatter said.

Spectators can be at risk from dust, chemicals or metal fragments that are released from the fireworks when they detonate, he said, adding that spectators should wear long sleeves and pants, even in hot weather, to protect themselves.

In addition, debris could trigger a bronchial spasm in people who suffer from lung disease, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Glatter said.

More fireworks safety tips to keep in mind

The CPSC has issued several tips on how to stay safe when using fireworks, if they are legal in your state.

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks, and always have an adult supervise fireworks activities, including those involving sparklers and bottle rockets.
  • Avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper. This is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks have completely burned, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it, in order to prevent a trash fire.

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Fourth of July tales from the emergency room

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is in full force by the time Fourth of July weekend rolls around every year — and so are the opportunities to injure oneself.

Doctors who have worked in the emergency room during the holiday weekend told ABC News that they often see the same types of incidents every Independence Day, including sunburns, poison ivy rashes, underage drinking and fireworks injuries.

But that doesn’t mean they haven’t treated some out-of-the-ordinary cases as well.

Here are some Fourth of July tales from the emergency room:

Someone call the bomb squad

Jamie Coleman, a trauma surgeon at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, said the bomb squad had to be called in for one of the “craziest” cases she’s ever seen, which happened on a Fourth of July weekend.

The incident involved fireworks that were the largest consumers in Indiana could buy without needing a license, Coleman said.

While the firework was being lit at a backyard party, one of the explosive mechanisms — a metal ball about four inches in diameter — misfired, Coleman said. Instead of launching the firework into the air, the metal ball came out of the side of the firework and became lodged inside the patient, she said.

Since the explosive did not detonate, it still had the potential to explode, and the bomb squad had to be present during the man’s emergency surgery to remove it, Coleman said.

“They’re there to protect it and ensure that it doesn’t go off once they’ve removed it, ensuring the safety of everyone in the operating room,” Coleman said of the bomb squad’s role.

As soon as the explosive device was removed from the man’s body, doctors “very carefully” handed it to the bomb squad, who then disposed of it safely, Coleman said.

“This stuff is so crazy sometimes — what we do and see,” Coleman said. “You just can’t even make it up.”

Firecrackers and cake do not mix

Some years ago, a Fourth of July prank lead to a trip to the emergency room for a group of teenagers in New York City, said Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side.

During a party, the teens adorned a cake — which was decorated festively for Independence Day — with sparklers. But, one of the sparklers was actually a firecracker, Glatter said.

After the blast, the group took an Uber to the emergency room, where they were treated for minor injuries such as facial abrasions and a ruptured eardrum, Glatter said.

When the teens arrived at the hospital, they were covered in cake and red, white and blue icing, because they didn’t think to stop and wipe it off before they left, Glatter said.

None of the teens suffered eye injuries, since they were already wearing goggles so they could spray champagne on each other, Glatter said. Eye injuries are typical in accidents involving firecrackers, Glatter said.

The blast effect from the firecracker was probably lessened since it was lit outdoors, Glatter said. Had it exploded inside, the pressure from the blast effect could have led to more serious injuries such as ruptured bowels or a collapsed lung, he said.

The boy who cried ‘burn’

In 2016, a teen about 14 years old had to be medically evacuated from northern Michigan to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids after he fell into a campfire, said Erica Michiels, associate director for the hospital’s pediatric emergency department.

First responders had initially reported to doctors that the teen was “burned black” and sustained surface burns to more than 30 percent of his body, causing his family and emergency physicians to fear the worst, Michiels said.

When the boy arrived, “he had soot all the way up to his waist,” Michiels said. Hospital staff got him to the emergency room to wash him off and to better see the burns, but they weren’t there.

The teen merely had one burn the size of the palm of his hand near his ankle, Michiels said.

“The rest was just soot from falling into the fire,” she said.

The boy’s parents may have over-inflated the sense of danger because he was “screaming and yelling and floundering around” after he fell into the campfire, Michiels said.

“I think his anxiety was contagious and made everyone think … he must be really, really injured,” she said.

The boy’s family and the healthcare professionals looking after him were all “relieved” when they realized his injuries weren’t so serious, Michiels said, adding that the medical staff “learned a lesson” that day to not get too carried away before they have a full understanding of the patient’s injuries.

Don’t panic if the poop is blue

Michiels saw another incident in 2016 in which parents panicked a bit too prematurely.

A “terrified” mother brought her infant into the emergency room the day after Independence Day because she thought the baby had contracted “some sort of horrible infection,” Michiels said.

The cause for concern: bright blue poop.

The mother brought doctors the baby’s diaper in a Ziploc bag, and when they opened it, the “sweet, fruity smell” was “overwhelming,” Michiels said.

The family had been at a picnic the day before, where someone had brought a big bowl of blueberries, which the baby had never had before, she said. The infant “loved” the fruit and ended up eating a handful.

“When babies eat fruit, it passes through their system fairly quickly,” Michiels said. “You wind up with this sweet-smelling, dark-colored poop.”

Michiels said parents should only be worried if poop is white, black or red.

“All other shades of poop are usually OK,” she said.

Safety tips to keep in mind for the holiday weekend

Fireworks are best left to professionals, Coleman said, adding that every year she amputates fingers due to fireworks accidents.

Even the most seemingly innocuous items, such as sparklers, are a cause for concern, Coleman said. Sparklers can reach up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, and physicians see sparkler burns almost every Fourth of July, Michiels said.

“Just the quickest touch to a child’s hand will give them a pretty significant burn,” Michiels said.

Glatter advised that people celebrating watch the amount of alcohol they imbibe, which, combined with setting fireworks off or swimming, could be a “perfect recipe for disaster,” he said.

Another safety concern to keep in mind is monitoring children near water at all times, Michiels said, adding that every Fourth of July, she tends to see at least one patient who has drowned.

During a pool party or beach outing, there are usually several adults around but not one particular person who is looking after the kids, she said.

“We often see a drowning event of a child where there were many, many adults right in the vicinity who could have rescued that child had they known the child was in trouble,” she said.

Michiels said a common misconception is that if you don’t hear anyone yelling for help, everything is fine.

“In truth, drowning is almost always a silent event,” she said. “You can’t hear someone calling for help because the person who is floundering is doing everything they can to get that breath in. They don’t have that extra energy to call out for help.”

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World Cup star Christen Press was ready for ‘shooting star moment’ in semifinal match against England

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Twitter/@ChristenPress(AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands) — Christen Press had “no expectations” coming into this World Cup, but when she stepped on the field for teammate Megan Rapinoe and scored the opening goal of the semifinal win over England, she knew all the years of hard work would have prepared.

“We prepare for four years for these very small and short shooting star moments and I knew I was ready,” the 30-year-old forward told “Good Morning America” of her second start in this World Cup tournament.

Press’ header to the top left corner of the net off a cross from Kelley O’Hara continued the team’s record of scoring within the first 12 minutes in all six of their 2019 Women’s World Cup games. Her goal came in the 10th minute of Tuesday’s match.

“It’s obvious there’s no filling Megan Rapinoe’s shoes and it was important for me to not try to do that,” Press explained. “It’s just about being my best self and believing that I have everything I need inside of me, that I’m good enough, and that I was ready for that moment. And I was excited to have the opportunity to represent my family, my country and all the fans that are here supporting us.”

Press’ father Cody had an amazing reaction to his daughter’s opening goal, and his celebration captured on video has felt the love on Twitter with over 19,000 likes.

“I think it takes a lot of determination and belief to be there, for the ball to find you in the box, for you to be able to execute when the team needs you and I think that’s what I was feeling. I was feeling gratitude for the people who helped me get to where I am and belief in my team and in our goal.”

Press continued, “My approach to this World Cup has just been to have no expectations, no attachments, to be ready for anything whatever my role is, whatever the game needs, to serve the team.”

When it comes time for Team USA to take on the Netherlands on Sunday, Press said she doesn’t know if she will be in the starting lineup but is ready for anything.

“Whatever role I’m given on the finals I’m gonna be ready. I think that all the girls feel that way,” she said. “Whatever the team needs we’re here to deliver and to win the World Cup, that’s the only thing that matters.”

The U.S. Women’s National Team’s joint-leading goal scorer missed play Tuesday due to a hamstring injury and Rapinoe told ESPN it was “feeling very good” and expects to play on Sunday.

Press also addressed the controversy that surrounded the team for their goal celebrations. She said if it were a men’s team there would not be the same level of backlash.

“We’re not remiss to notice that the criticism and the attention is quite different than it is from the men,” she said. “I think that the stakes are always heightened in the World Cup and things are dramatized, I think that I myself have really stayed outside of all of that type of coverage and that’s really important to me to deliver on what my team needs from me.”

Press said the team enjoyed their day off and are “recovering mentally and physically” but they will serve as each other’s support through to the end.

“What takes us through the game against the Netherlands is the same determination and focus, we’re a team on a mission. I’ve been so blown away by the resilience and the grit of my teammates,” she said. “They’re my inspiration, we’re each others inspiration and we’ll carry each other through the finals as well.”

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Posted On 04 Jul 2019