Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:35:43 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children,...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:06:15 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) -
When it comes to dangerous holidays, Thanksgiving probably doesn't come to mind. After all, there aren't those exploding fireworks to go off in your hand, like on the Fourth of July.
But health experts say Thanksgiving mishaps occur more often than you'd think.
Inside Independence Urgent Care, Dr. Mohammad Tulimat has seen his share of sliced fingers from errant turkey cuts and second-degree burns from grease splashing the cook's hands.
"We hope that you will bring the turkey to your dinner and to your table and not to bring your hand with a cut to our table here," he said, giving his exam table a playful pat.
There are also sprained ankles and sore shoulders from family football games after dinner.
Dr. Tulimat notes that many times relatives come in from out-of-town and bring prescription medicine with them. So he says be sure to keep their pill bottles in a place where your kids can't get to them.
Auto crashes are a big cause of injuries, too. Car wrecks will send more than 46,000 people to emergency rooms this weekend and kill more than 400 people, the National Safety Council estimates. It says more than 100 lives could be saved this weekend if everyone wore seatbelts.
As for those mishaps inside your house, Dr. Tulimat recommends cutting pieces of turkey on a steady board using a motion that's away from your body. And keep an eye on your kids, too.
"Well, when you have gathering, that means there's a little bit of chaos," he said. "And what we see sometimes are injuries to children. So try to keep children away from the kitchen."
When it comes to leftovers, be careful, too. Turkey needs to be heated to 165°F, according to the CDC. Also, don't forget that leftovers only stay safe so long. Don't keep it in your refrigerator for more than three or four days, said Mike Folino, a registered dietitian at the OSU-Wexner Medical Center.