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iStock/Thinkstock(GULFPORT, Miss.) -- A 1-year-old boy diagnosed at birth with a rare genetic disorder isn't letting that -- or his stroller -- hold him back.

Josiah Washington can be seen in two videos that have gone viral walking out of his stroller as he tries to get his hands on toys at a local toy store in Gulfport, Mississippi.

The videos on Facebook have garnered more than 8 million views.

In the clips, Washington's parents laugh as they try to get him to step away from his prized possessions.

His mother, Kristian Washington, is excited that the videos of her little boy has gone viral. But most important to her is seeing her son, whom doctors said when he was born would never walk or hold a bottle, act like any other toddler.

Josiah Washington was born with a rare genetic disorder, and doctors are still testing to confirm his diagnosis.

"Originally, doctors were going with pyruvate kinase deficiency," Kristian Washington told ABC News.

It's an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells and causes shortness of breath and extreme fatigue, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

"He's what I call my 'miracle baby,' " the mother of two said. “He's reaching all his milestones. He's doing all of it. It's so shocking to us. That's why we record everything he does and take pictures."

Kristian Washington said no one believes her or her husband, Joshua, when they tell them about Josiah's diagnosis.

"He's the sweetest baby," she said. "He's always laughing. We never know when he's in pain. He's just so happy."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Five Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage.

Critics on both sides of the aisle said the bill, which was drafted behind closed doors by a small group of Senate leaders and committee staffers, has been shrouded in secrecy.

Trump told reporters Thursday that there will be "a little negotiation, but it's going to be very good."

Republicans 'not ready' to support the bill

GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky released a joint statement saying, "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor."

They added, "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs."

In a separate statement, Paul said he'll oppose the bill "in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations."

"The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. It does not keep our promises to the American people," he said.

On Friday, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., joined the group, saying at a press conference that "this bill is not the answer, it's simply not the answer."

"In this form, I will not support it," said Heller.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters Thursday she has "not yet had the opportunity to read the text of the bill, and the details really matter."

"I see some positive features of this bill that are improvements over the House, and I see some negative features based on my first analysis," she said. "I don't like the provision that eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood. It makes no sense to single out Planned Parenthood from all the Medicaid providers. There's already a ban against using federal funds for abortions, so there's absolutely no need for that."

A vote from Collins, who has been willing to break from her party, would be key to ensuring the bill's passage.

Senate Republicans can afford to lose only two of their members to pass the bill, assuming Democrats remain united in their opposition.

Republicans acknowledge tough road ahead for bill

As members left a meeting about the bill, many said they were encouraged by their first impressions of the text but were hesitant to say if it would clear the 50 vote threshold for passage.

"There's a lot to digest. It's very complicated," Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said as he left the gathering.

Some Republicans said they liked how the Senate bill calculates the value of tax credits to help individuals pay for insurance.

While the House bill linked the tax credits to age only, the Senate bill considers age, income and geographical area.

"A person making about $12,000 a year will have more access and a lower cost of health insurance. And that's a really good thing," said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

But Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., a member of Senate leadership, acknowledged that the draft would not pass in its current form.

"Right now the challenge is, how do we get to 50?" he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that he wants to get a vote before the July 4 legislative recess.

Democrats and ACA supporters unhappy

The bill's release was met with significant opposition from Democrats and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act.

Under current law, all insurance plans have to include, at a minimum, specified essential health benefits, including ambulance service, hospitalization, maternity care and prescription drug coverage. Under the Senate bill, states would be allowed to apply for waivers from those regulations and essentially scrap them to write their own rules.

As the bill was being unveiled, a large demonstration formed outside McConnell's office, with people in wheelchairs staging a die-in and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid. Demonstrators were physically removed by Capitol Police officers.

Congressional Democrats were also forceful in their condemnation.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed the Senate bill as "every bit as bad" as the American Health Care Act passed in the House.

"The president said the Senate bill needed heart. The way this bill cuts health care is heartless," Schumer said Thursday. "The president said the house bill was mean. The Senate bill may be meaner."

He continued, "The Senate Republican health care bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing, only this wolf has even sharper teeth than the House bill."

During her weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said it's important to stop the legislation, which she called "a tax bill disguised as a health care bill."

Top medical organizations call on the Senate to reject the bill


So far, the Senate health care bill has not gotten any backing from top health or medical organizations. The American Public Health Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology released statements urging the Senate to reject the Better Care Reconciliation Act and expressed concerns over the closed-door negotiation process.

"The Senate proposal represents a significant move in the wrong direction, resulting in fewer people having access to insurance, fewer patient protections and less coverage for essential behavioral health care," American Psychiatric Association's CEO and medical director, Saul Levin, said in a statement.

The American Public Health Association attacked the bill's closed-door shaping as "legislative malpractice."

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology said, "Despite numerous efforts to collaborate and provide input throughout this process, women's health expertise was rejected. It is reckless for legislation that will have such an immense impact on Americans' lives and the economy to proceed without opportunity for public hearings or any external commentary."

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Courtesy Wendy Freden(TYLER, Texas) -- A Texas teen celebrated her mother beating cancer last week by sharing triumphant photos from the day doctors told her she no longer had evidence of cancer in her body.

Cameron Stokes shared photos on Twitter of her mom walking out of Texas Oncology-Tyler in Tyler, Texas, while wearing boxing gloves -- and a huge smile on her face.

The photos quickly went viral, with more than 40,000 shares and over 200,000 likes.

Wendy Freden said she was recovering from hip surgery over Christmas when she discovered a lump in her breast.

"I was immobile, and just so happened to do a breast exam," Freden, 45, told ABC News, adding that she found a lump, but didn't possibly think it would be cancer -- especially since she had just had a mammogram nine months prior.

Still, on February 1 doctors diagnosed her with stage 1A multifocal invasive breast cancer.

Freden remembered thinking to herself, "Seriously? I just got back to work after being off for my hip surgery."

Part of Freden's job as a physician assistant is to educate women about the importance of doing self breast exams.

"Now, this just brings it to a whole new level," she explained. "I understand the fear. I’m upset. I’m scared. I’m anxious. But I have to view it as a journey for a higher purpose."

Three weeks later, Freden underwent bilateral surgery to remove the cancer, and also had three months of chemotherapy. On June 15, she was told by doctors she no longer had evidence of cancer in her body.

Traditionally, patients at Texas Oncology-Tyler ring a golden bell when they leave the hospital. But Freden had other plans, and put on boxing gloves, which were gifted to her.

"I never had any intentions of ringing that bell. I was going to punch it off the wall," Freden said.

MY MOM BEAT CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (she wanted to punch the bell which is why she has gloves on LOL) pic.twitter.com/YECkRJxVL3

— cam (@cambusken) June 15, 2017

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Top Photo Group/Thinkstock(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- Like many brides, Kierstynn Foster Rozema chose to celebrate her wedding day with her family and friends. But she also spent it with the doctors who saved her life when she was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager.

Rozema; her groom, Daniel Rozema; and their entire wedding party arrived in a white limousine and posed for wedding photos at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital last Saturday.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan, hospital is where Rozema, now 22, was treated for more than two years after being diagnosed at age 16 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Rozema’s father, Bret Foster, of Byron Center, Michigan, told ABC News that things seemed fine before her diagnosis, with Rozema attending two proms the week before. “She’d just been having headaches and some pain in her shoulder, just really odd things going on, and we ultimately scheduled a doctor’s appointment," Foster said.

Rozema’s doctor sent her to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, where she immediately began chemotherapy under the care of Drs. James Fahner and Beth Kurt.

“We know how incredibly difficult it is to have a teen’s life turned upside down overnight,” said Fahner, division chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “Kierstynn went from doing all things teens normally to do being in our clinic and being exposed to heavy chemotherapy drugs.”

Rozema’s treatment continued into her freshman year at Hope College, where she met her future husband. Rozema completed her leukemia treatment in August 2013 and got engaged last year, the weekend before both she and Daniel Rozema graduated from Hope.

When it came time to plan her wedding, Rozema, who is overseas on her honeymoon and not available for comment, knew just what she wanted to do.

“She contacted her medical team here and said the day just wouldn’t seem complete without a stop to the hospital where she had so many caregivers -- and, really, extended family -- who cared for her,” Fahner said.

Fahner and Kurt, Rozema’s pediatric oncologist, welcomed the wedding party to the hospital and posed for photos in front of a mural in the hospital’s lobby, an area special to Rozema and her family.

“We spent a lot of time in that nook,” Foster recalled. “It’s where we congregated quite a bit if we weren’t in her room.”

Fahner said he and the hospital staff saw Rozema’s wedding day visit as a gift for them just as much as it was for Rozema and her family.

“There were lots of tears and lots of hugs and mostly lots of smiles, for sure,” he said. “To be part of the full circle of life for these remarkably brave people is a huge privilege.”

Fahner, who couldn’t attend Rozema’s wedding due to a scheduling conflict, said having a bride come to the hospital on her wedding day was also a first for him in his 28 years with the hospital system.

“We get invited to open houses and graduations, but I think this is a first for us,” he said. “There were lots of children and family members who were coming and going in the lobby, and I can’t imagine that couldn’t have been just an amazing source of inspiration for them too.”

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Hillary Hinrichs(ST. LOUIS) -- A St. Louis woman surprised her mother with the best birthday president ever: a delicious cake and the news she was going to be a grandma.

Terry Overfelt’s daughter, Hillary Hinrichs, shocked the entire family by announcing her pregnancy in a message written on her mother's birthday cake: “Happy birthday, ya stupid lookin’ grandma,” which she said is a joke within their family.

It took Overfelt a few seconds to process what the cake said while her entire family continued to sing “Happy Birthday,” but once she read the word “grandma,” she lost it.

Hinrichs was 10 weeks pregnant when she told her family the good news but said it was a “really hard secret to keep” because they’re all so close-knit.

“If I have the hiccups, I tell my family,” the excited mom-to-be said. “But we knew it would be more special with my grandma and aunts and mother-in-law and grandma-in-law all there. We knew it would be more special if everyone was there.”

The family was gathered in April to celebrate multiple people’s birthdays all within one week, so she knew it was the perfect opportunity to collectively catch people off guard for the celebration.

“We’re just so excited, and I’m so tickled to death at everyone’s facial expressions with the 'ugly cry' and everything,” Hinrichs, 30, said.

She knew her relatives would be paying close attention to the inscription on the cake because she had done a similarly quirky message on her brother’s fiancee’s birthday cake in January.

"I was reading the cake to see if everybody’s names made it, and when it said 'grandma' at the bottom, I was just undone," Overfelt said. "The message looks kind of crass, but because we are so close, it’s a term of endearment. When it ended in ‘grandma,’ that processing moment was hilarity and awe.”

Hinrichs’ sister was equally surprised at the announcement because she thought Hinrichs had been drinking beer the day before.

“My sister is super shocked because she thought I’d been drinking that whole Friday and weekend,” she said.

Hinrichs said her husband came up with the idea.

"Derek didn’t want anyone to know until everyone was in town on Saturday, so he filled up empty Coors Light bottles with Fresca," Hinrichs said. "It was his idea. I knew if anyone asked I wouldn’t be able to lie. We were just too excited. But I knew if I looked like I was drinking, that no one would ask.”

It’s safe to say the entire family was completely in shock, but for Overfelt, finding out she’s going to be a first-time grandmother on her birthday was literally the icing on the cake.

“I am so happy for her and for Derek,” Overfelt said of Hinrichs. “That this is going to break their hearts open in such new love. It’s great to think about this little person, this little girl coming our way. So now everything in the world that speaks of girls speaks of this new child coming. It’s really neat.”

The Hinrichs are expecting their baby girl to arrive Nov. 1, their third anniversary.

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iStock/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The Oklahoma attorney general has charged a 67-year-old doctor with five counts of second-degree murder, accusing her of prescribing excessive amounts of "dangerous" medications to patients "without legitimate medical need" and causing the deaths of at least five patients.

The charges were filed in the District Court of Oklahoma County against Regan Nichols, an osteopathic physician in Midwest City, Oklahoma, on Friday morning. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has accused Nichols of being involved in five deaths, all of which occurred between 2010 and 2013, according to the probable cause affidavit. The patients who died ranged in age from 21 to 55.

Reports from the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office stated that all five of the deaths were the result of multi-drug toxicity, according to a press release from the attorney general's office.

Three of the individuals were allegedly prescribed "deadly" and "addictive" combination "cocktails," which included Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Alprazolam and Carisoprodol, according to the affidavit, which stated that all of the prescriptions were signed by Nichols.

Nichols also allegedly prescribed more than 3 million dosage units of controlled dangerous substances between Jan. 1, 2010 and Oct. 7, 2014, based on data gathered by agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control's Prescription Monitoring Program, according to the affidavit.

The attorney general also alleged that 10 of Nichols' patients died from overdoses during that time period. Nichols is being charged with five counts of second-degree murder.

After the September 2015 hearing, the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners stripped Nichols of her ability to prescribe controlled dangerous substance for five years, according to court documents. She then voluntarily surrendered her credentials.

During the 2015 hearing, when asked if she thought she overprescribed, Nichols responded that she believed the patients had developed a tolerance to their medications.

Earlier that year, in a March 2015 interview with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Nichols told investigators that she would "fire" or dismiss patients who did not comply with the office's drug screen policies, but she would "unfire" them or give them second and third chances if the abused drug was marijuana, according to the affidavit.

An Oklahoma County judge issued a warrant for Nichols' arrest on Friday. She will be held on $50,000 bond.

"Dr. Nichols prescribed extremely large quantities of controlled substances in suspect combinations, including the most abused and sought after drugs on the street, to numerous patients with very little medical examination or the establishment of a valid doctor-patient relationship and for no legitimate medical need," the probable cause affidavit states.

In a statement, Hunter said that "Nichols' blatant disregard for the lives of her patients is unconscionable."

"The dangers associated with opioid drugs have been well documented and most doctors follow strict guidelines when prescribing opioids to their patients," Hunter said. "Nichols prescribed patients, who entrusted their well-being to her, a horrifyingly excessive amount of opioid medications."

Nichols was not on law enforcement's radar until May 2014, when a concerned former patient reported her to authorities, according to the affidavit. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control said it began investigating her in October 2014.

As of Friday afternoon, Nichols had not yet been arraigned, according to the Oklahoma County Court Clerk. An administrator at the Oklahoma County Jail confirmed to ABC News that she had not yet been booked.

ABC News could not immediately reach Nichols for comment, and it is unclear if she retained an attorney. Calls to her medical office were not returned and the phone there appeared to be disconnected.

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WPVI-TV(EVESHAM, N.J.) -- The newest member of the Evesham Police Department was sworn in on Thursday, and the rest of the force couldn't help but smile.

Four-year-old Chase Gilchrist has been battling a rare brain cancer and it was his dream to get to be a cop for the day, his family told ABC station WPVI-TV.

Officers in Evesham, New Jersey, helped make it happen, making Gilchrist an honorary member on Thursday.

WPVI reported that the boy's day started with a ride in a police car, where he got his own uniform and ID.

"Doesn't feel really comfortable when you're wearing a vest," Chase Gilchrist remarked after donning his uniform for the first time.

"Now that he's got the official shirt on and the official police car, he's going to go nuts. He's loving it," Chase's father, Scott Gilchrist, told WPVI-TV.

The newest member of the force also inspired his much-older colleagues.

"Many little kids want to be police officers. This one truly has it in his heart," Evesham Police Lt. Ron Ritter told WPVI-TV.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dancing With the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are amping up their workouts to get into wedding shape for their July nuptials and have turned it into a family affair.

Five-month old son Shai, whose name means "gift" in Hebrew, has joined in on the fitness routine. The new mom shared videos of Shai in her arms as an extra weight while doing sit-ups, lunges and other strength and conditioning exercises.

Murgatroyd, 30, and Chmerkovskiy, 37, who turned to trainer Tim Hartwig to help get them into tip-top shape for their big day, appeared on ABC News' Good Morning America and shared some of their favorite baby-bonding fitness moves.

"I think that it’s a great bonding activity for the whole family to do," Murgatroyd, founder of the lifestyle blog "All Things Fam & Glam," said on Good Morning America. "At first we didn’t have anybody to look after Shai so we just took him along and it just became an every week thing. We take him to the gym now and we bond together over there."

"I think if you introduce an activity like a gym, a workout at an early age, there’s nothing wrong with that," Chmerkovskiy added.

The Dancing couple shared some easy moves with GMA for parents and couples to try for their next workout.

Three couple workouts with baby

1. Squats with your partner and baby: Put your feet shoulder width apart and do deep knee bends with the baby facing you while your partner follows squats with extended arms. After a few squats, pass the baby while your arms are extended.

2. Baby crunches: Lie on your backs with your toes touching. One person has the baby and then crunches up and hands the baby to the partner waiting. Pass baby back and forth while doing ab crunches.

3. Twisting abs with baby: Sit on mat with the baby held at waistline. Lift legs up to tabletop (knees, ankles together) and twist upper half of body and take the baby with you. Twist from side to side and do 20 times. To incorporate two parents, your partner can be on the mat next to you and you can pass the baby back after 20 twists and repeat.

More workout moves for couples

1. Partner plank: Partners will hold a high plank head to head with about 1 foot between them throughout. From high plank, both partners lift their right hand and reach toward the opposite shoulder of their partner. Replace right hand, and as quickly as possible, repeat on the left side. Repeat as quickly as possible.

2. Counterbalance squat: Stand facing your partner at arm's length, feet slightly wider than hip width, grasping each other's forearms. Maintaining a secure grip, lower into a squat by sending hips back, bending both knees equally, and keeping core tight. Hold for a moment, then slowly return to starting position. Repeat for 10 to 12 reps.

3. Partner side planks: Each partner begins in a side plank, back to back. Partner A supports weight on right hand, feet stacked (with right foot on the bottom), core tight and hips lifted. Partner A raises left hand straight up so arms form a "T." Partner B begins in the same position, except on the left side, supporting weight on left hand, feet stacked (left foot on the bottom), and right hand extended straight up. From here, partners tap hands together above them. Next, bring hands down across front of body, rotating slightly (without dropping hips) to tap hands together underneath torsos. Return to straight position by re-straightening hips and tapping hands together overhead. Repeat eight to 12 times, then switch sides.

4. Squat and high knees mix: In this move, one person holds a squat while the other performs high knees. Partner A lowers into a squat and extends both arms straight out parallel to the floor. Partner B performs high knees, attempting to get each knee to the height of the partner's outstretched arms. Perform high knees by running in place, drawing knees up toward the chest as quickly as possible, keeping abs tight and back straight. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch roles.

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Creatas/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A former nurse in Texas was charged Wednesday in the 1981 murder of a 2-year-old girl.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood told ABC News Thursday that Genene Jones, 66, is suspected of killing as many as 60 children during her time as a nurse.

"We looked at her work schedule and when these babies were passing and the increase in passing under her direct work schedule was astronomical," said LaHood.

The district attorney's office said in a statement Wednesday that Jones had been indicted for the Sept. 16, 1981, murder of then 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, Jones was also charged with murder in a separate case for the Dec. 12, 1981, murder of then 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer.

At the time of Joshua's death, Jones was working as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit in what was formerly known as the Bexar County Hospital. According to the district attorney's office, evidence showed that Jones injected the boy with a toxic level of Dilantin.

Jones, who is currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lane Murray unit in Gatesville, Texas, was sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1984 for the death of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. Later that year, a Bexar County judge sentenced Jones to 60 years in prison for injecting then 4-week-old Rolando Santos with Heparin, according to a news release from Bexar County district attorney's office. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently.

A grand jury recommended that Jones' bond be set at $1 million for the latest indictment in the case of Vega. It is unclear if Jones has an attorney and LaHood said that no date has been set for a court appearance.

Due to a law that was in effect when Jones was first sentenced to prison, Jones will be released in March 2018. However, prior to her release, she will be sent back to Bexar County where she will await trial for the new charges, according to the district attorney's office.

"Our focus is to hold Genene Jones accountable for as many children's deaths as our evidence will support," LaHood said in Wednesday's press conference. "For that reason, this will continue to be an open investigation."

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Creatas Images/Thinkstock(MANNFORD, Okla.) -- One Oklahoma couple learned the sex of their baby through a new twist on a Southern tradition -- catching a catfish by hand.

“It is definitely out of the box, to say the least,” mom-to-be Shelby Moore, of Mannford, told ABC News of their catfish-noodling reveal party.

Her husband, Colt Moore, caught a 28-pound catfish to which a friend had attached a pink tag for the parents to learn their baby's sex.

“I was really excited it was a girl! I’ve always wanted one!,” Colt Moore, 26, wrote to ABC News. “I’m looking forward to having her in my arms for the first time! And a few years after that she’ll be in the water noddlin’ with me!”

Shelby Moore said noodling is a hobby she and her husband enjoy doing together.

“It is hand-fishing catfishing. You catch catfish with your hands," she said. "You go to the lake or a river or wherever and you work the banks to find these catfish in the rocks.”

Her husband caught the catfish a week before the reveal and had a friend tag it-- without telling the couple-- whether it was pink or blue.

“My husband actually went and noodled this fish last Monday and our reveal was Sunday,” Shelby Moore, 25, said of the Father’s Day surprise. “They kept it in a live well in one of our friends’ house for the week. My appointment to find out what we’re having was Wednesday and they gave the envelope to our best friend who had kept the catfish alive all week. He went out on his boat and found a hole an hour before we came out. He tagged the fish blue or pink and stuck it in the hole and stayed at the hole for about an hour.”

Colt Moore was less nervous about what the baby’s sex would be than about “losing the fish in front of all my buddies,” he said with a laugh. “They wouldn’t have let me hear the end of it.”

The parents are over the moon to be having a baby girl, due on Dec. 2, whom they plan to name Collins Taylor Moore.

“We have always talked about kids and wanted a girl,” said Shelby Moore. “We have always felt like we’re supposed to be a girl parent. I had a gut feeling it was a boy but we all wanted a girl so bad. I had mentally prepared myself for a boy because obviously I’d never be disappointed. We just want a happy, healthy baby, but when it came up with a girl I was beyond excited. It just made my heart so happy that it was pink.”



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Netflix(NEW YORK) -- After years of struggling with an eating disorder, Lily Collins has done something she never thought she'd do.

"I never dreamed I’d be posing in a bikini on the cover of Shape. It’s a complete 180 for me. It’s a magazine about what it means to be healthy," the 28-year-old actress said in an interview in the July issue of Shape.

Not only does she appear on the cover in a two-piece but she is also shown posing in several different swimsuits for a photo spread in the magazine.

Collins' swimsuit display comes after more than half a decade of her suffering from an eating disorder that she kept hidden from friends and family.

Now fully recovered, Collins has a new definition of healthy.

"I used to see healthy as this image of what I thought perfect looked like -- the perfect muscle definition, etc. But healthy now is how strong I feel," she said. "It’s a beautiful change, because if you’re strong and confident, it doesn’t matter what muscles are showing. Today I love my shape. My body is the shape it is because it holds my heart."

Collins is opening up about her battle in a new book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

"I did consider that talking about my struggles with an eating disorder would overshadow my accomplishments as an actor, but I also knew this was something I needed to do to move forward as a human and an actress. I needed to let go," she told Shape. "Having suffered from an eating disorder doesn’t define me; I’m not ashamed of my past."

Collins also confronts her past in her new film To the Bone, in which she plays a woman sent to rehab for an eating disorder.

"It was a new form of recovery for me. I got to experience it as my character, Ellen, but also as Lily. I was terrified that doing the movie would take me backward, but I had to remind myself that they hired me to tell a story, not to be a certain weight," she said. "In the end, it was a gift to be able to step back into shoes I had once worn, but from a more mature place."

To the Bone, debuts on Netflix July 14.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Yogurt is a top choice for breakfast and a go-to snack for both adults and kids.

Low-fat and fat-free versions have long been top favorites but now, whole-fat yogurt is making a comeback. And studies are showing that it might actually be more beneficial for a number of reasons in comparison to low-fat yogurt.

Find out why in the video below with ABC News' Mara Schiavocampo:

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dulezidar/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology indicates that extra virgin olive oil may be associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The research was completed at Temple University, and involved the introduction of extra virgin olive oil in mice known to develop key characteristics of Alzheimer's disease at the age of six months. They were fed a diet supplemented with the oil for six months, and then their neuropathy and behavior was studied for changes.

Researchers said that those mice that had their diet supplemented with EVOO performed better on cognitive tests and saw stark differences in brain tissue -- including fewer amyloid plaques.

A Mediterranean diet, heavy in fish, olive oil and plant-based foods, has long been known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as lowering the risk of dementia. Some previous research had linked extra virgin olive oil to the health benefits of the diet as a whole.

Experts say that research remains to be done to determine whether the use of extra virgin olive oil can stop or reverse the disease in mice -- as well as determining whether the findings are applicable to humans.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the Southwest is being battered by record-breaking extreme heat, experts warn about the trouble that can mean for the human body.

How hot is it in parts of the country right now? Some flights were canceled in Phoenix because of the crippling heat reaching a record high of 119 degrees -- the fourth hottest temperature ever recorded in the city, according to ABC News meteorologists.

The heat in Las Vegas tied the all-time hottest temperature record for that city at 117 degrees. But that's nothing compared to more obscure parts of the region like Needles, California, a small city in San Bernardino County where temperatures hit a record breaking 125 degrees, or Death Valley, California, which hit a daunting 127 degrees Tuesday.

Doctors urge people to take precautions in excessive heat. Here are some changes to monitor in extreme temperatures and how to respond:

Drink fluids, but the right ones and at an appropriate level

Most adults understand that drinking fluids is necessary when it's hot out, but many may not realize the kind of drink and how much of it can have significant effects.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that "because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat," and that people should "drink more water than usual."

But, while consuming more water is important, people should stay level-headed about it and avoid needlessly flooding their systems, Dr. Robert Glatter, an Emergency Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City told ABC News.

"When people drink fluids in excess and go overboard, they can get hyponatremia," Glatter said, referring to a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in the blood becomes too low due to dilution, causing cells to swell up.

Glatter suggested that drinking water alone may not suffice in instances when people are putting their bodies through great exertion, like exercising for an hour outdoors.

In such instances, he recommends "drinking Pedialyte, or a sports drink" to replace lost electrolytes.

For normal levels of activity during heat waves, however, Glatter says that water alone should suffice.

"In general you should stick to water, and avoid drinks with an excess of sugar or caffeine," he said.

Stay cool, when possible

Glatter said that he frequently sees construction workers and street vendors in his ER who have had prolonged exposure to heat.

For those who are stuck outside in the heat, drinking more water and electrolytes may be the only protection. But for those who can, staying out of prolonged, intense sun is a safe bet.

The CDC recommends staying in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible and limiting direct exposure to sunlight to avoid heat stroke, which can cause damage to internal organs, including the brain.

Monitor children and the elderly

Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures, according Glatter, who says that they need to be monitored.

"Infants and children especially need to wear a hat outside -- a floppy hat," he said. "The scalp is very susceptible to overheating."

Glatter adds that sunscreen should be applied to children before leaving the house, not after, to allow time for absorption.

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Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry has revealed he suffered panic attacks at royal engagements and said the Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style competition he founded for injured service members, forced him to confront his own fears and reach out for help.

"Actually going through Invictus and speaking to all the guys about their issues has really healed me and helped me," Harry, 32, said in a new interview with Dave Henson airing Wednesday in the U.K. on Forces TV. "I have got plenty of issues. None of them really relate to Afghanistan but Afghanistan was the thing that triggered everything else and the process."

Harry, a former Apache pilot, said it was his two tours of duty in Afghanistan that prompted him to deal with the 1997 death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a Paris car crash.

“If you lose your mum at the age of 12, you have got to deal with it,” Harry said. “The idea that 20 years later I still hadn’t really… that 15, 17 years later I still hadn’t dealt with it. Afghan was the moment where I was like, ‘Right, deal with it.'”

Harry, who shared earlier this year that he sought counseling in his late 20s, told Henson how he overcame his own fears to ask for help.

"I was like, 'Right, you are Prince Harry. You can do this. As long as you're not a complete t-- then you are going to be able to get that support because you've got the credibility of ten years' service and therefore you can really make a difference," he said.

Harry spoke with Henson, a Paralympic medal winner, to promote the 2017 Invictus Games, which will be held next in Toronto in September. The fifth-in-line to the British throne launched the Invictus Games in London in 2014 and credits the event with helping him conquer his own demons.

"Yeah, 100 percent. For me, Invictus has been sort of like a cure for myself," he said.

Harry also revealed in the interview details about the panic attacks he said he suffered at public engagements.

"In my case, suit and tie, every single time I was in any room with loads of people, which is quite often, I was just pouring with sweat, like heart beating – boom, boom, boom, boom - and literally just like a washing machine," Harry said.

Both Harry and his brother, Prince William, have spoken more publicly this year about the loss of Princess Diana and how they coped. The brothers joined Princess Kate in creating the Heads Together campaign last year to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Harry told The Telegraph's Bryon Gordon in April that he "shut down all [his] emotions” for almost two decades after Diana's death.

Harry, who started dating American actress Meghan Markle last summer, also described feeling completely overwhelmed having to live his life so publicly.

"I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle,” said Harry, who credited William with encouraging him to seek out mental health support.

Harry told Henson that he wanted to help himself so he could help others.

"When you can get your own head and self back on the right path, the amount of people you can help is unbelievable because you can tell the signs in people," Harry said. "You can see it in their eyes. You can see it in their reactions."

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