Staying safe in extreme heat

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear From Florida Hospital ApopkaDespite recent afternoon thunderstorms, Central Florida temperatures continue to spike above 90 degrees. As the mercury rises, so too does the potential for heat illness.Below,Below, Jesse Caron, MD, emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital, explains how heat and humidity make you feel, signs and symptoms of heat illnesses and what you should do to protect yourself and your loved ones. Why does it happen?Jesse A Caron, MDEmergency MedicineHeat illnesses occur when your body can’t keep itself cool through perspiration, also called sweating. After a certain point, it loses the ability to sweat and that’s when a heat-related illness occurs.What role does the heat index and high humidity play?Heat illnesses are strongly related to the heat index, which measures how hot you feel when you combine the effects of relative humidity with air temperature.High humidity makes the heat more dangerous because it interferes with your body’s cooling ability. As sweat evaporates, it transfers your body’s heat into the air. But how quickly your sweat evaporates depends on how much water’s already in the air.On drier days, sweat evaporates faster, and that means it carries away heat faster from your body. On humid days, when the air’s already saturated with water, your sweat evaporates very slowly, if at all, and your body heats up. And, this is when people experience heat-related illnesses.So before you go out, check the daily heat index that’s online, in the newspaper or on the TV weather forecast.Who’s most at risk of a heat illness?Anyone, at any age, can be affected – especially young children and older adults – but if you pay attention to warning signs, heat-related illnesses can be prevented.So just what are heat illnesses and what can I do to prevent or treat them?Heat illnesses include:Heat Rash 
What is it? Sometimes called prickly heat, heat rash is a skin irritation from excessive sweating and occurs where clothing covers your body.Symptoms: It looks like a red or pink rash that sometimes resembles tiny dots or pimples on your skin.Treatment: Heat rash typically goes away on its own. If you experience it, move to a shady area, loosen your clothing and let your skin air-dry.Heat Cramps 
What is it? Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms that usually happen during heavy exercise. If you don’t treat them, they can worsen and lead to heat exhaustion.Symptoms: Typically you have painful muscle spasms in your arms or legs. Some people experience nausea or abdominal cramping.Treatment: If you feel spasms, gently stretch and massage the affected areas. Rest in a cool place and drink a sports drink, preferably one with electrolytes and salt, or drink cool water.Heat Exhaustion
What is it? Heat exhaustion is an illness that occurs when your body’s depleted of water or salt. It shouldn’t be ignored and it can occur before heat stroke.Symptoms: Common symptoms are confusion; dark-colored urine; fatigue or weakness; a headache; extreme thirst; pale skin; nausea or vomiting; muscle cramps; dizziness; or even loss of consciousness.
Treatment: Get out of the heat and rest in air-conditioning or a shady area. Remove unnecessary clothing and take a cool shower (sponge bath if needed). Be sure to drink plenty of beverages (nonalcoholic and decaffeinated). If this doesn’t help, call 9-1-1 and get immediate help.Heat Stroke 
What is it? It’s a life-threatening illness where your body temperature rises above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. There are two types of heat stroke: classic or non-exertional and exertional.Classic (non-exertional) heat stroke develops slowly over a few days after repeated exposure to hot, humid weather, and usually, occurs during summer heat waves. Those most at risk are the young, elderly and those with chronic illnesses.Exertional heat stroke occurs more rapidly, think hours versus days, and affects healthy, active people – firefighters, factory workers, military recruits, and athletes. The intense exertion in a hot environment causes sudden, massive heat that the body can’t handle. This type of heat stroke is responsible for disability and death in these groups, particularly football players.Symptoms: These include a body temperature above 105 degrees; sweating or a lack of sweating; a severe headache; confusion or disorientation; red, hot and dry skin; nausea or vomiting; rapid pulse, seizures; or even loss of consciousness. Unlike classic heat stroke though, in non-exertional heat stroke, sweating still occurs, but it doesn’t cool the body.Treatment: Call 9-1-1 immediately. Then get the person out of the heat and rest in air-conditioning or a shady area. Remove unnecessary clothing and begin cooling the body immediately by:Fanning air over the person while wetting the skin with a garden hose or spongeApplying ice to the underarms, groin, neck or backPlacing the person in a cool shower or tub of cool water, or an ice bathSources: National Institutes of Health, Florida Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleWill the City and the Task Force work together?Next articleCity Council votes to extend medical cannabis moratorium Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Jackson State University president resigns following arrest in prostitution sting

first_imgGoodLifeStudio/iStock(JACKSON, Miss.) — The president of Jackson State University resigned following his arrest in a prostitution sting at a Mississippi hotel.William Bynum Jr., 57, of Jackson, Miss., was arrested over the weekend and charged with procuring services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana. He was among 17 people busted in a two-day undercover operation by the Clinton Police Department.Detectives made contact with the alleged offenders online through “dark web” sites, where services and a meeting place at a local hotel were agreed upon, police said. The suspects were taken into custody on a total of eight felony charges at the hotel in the town of Clinton, about 8 miles from Jackson.Detectives “did not identify any patterns or activity to suggest that prostitution or human trafficking is prevalent in Clinton,” police said.Another Jackson State University employee was also arrested in the sting.Shonda McCarthy, 46, of Jackson, Miss., was charged with procuring services of a prostitute and possession of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle, according to police. She is the director of the JSU Art Galleries, according to her biography on the school’s website.ABC News has reached out to both McCarthy and Bynum for comment.Bynum, a married father of six who was named president of Jackson State University in May 2017, tendered his resignation to the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning on Monday, effective immediately. Board members held a “special emergency meeting” that afternoon where they named Thomas Hudson as acting president of Jackson State University, according to a statement.The board said it “will discuss the future leadership of Jackson State at its regular board meeting next week.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries

first_imgAthletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Head coach Pido Jarencio said he’s looking to put guards Jeric Teng and Nico Elorde in the injury list.Teng and Elorde, Jarencio said, are sure to be out of the squad who already lost forward Sean Anthony to injury and star point guard Stanley Pringle who’s representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“First of all, we sorely miss the two guys Stanley and Sean, I think by September 1 they’ll be able to join us,” said Jarencio Sunday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo.“Another thing that hurts is Elorde and Teng will be out, there are so many injured players in our team.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—NorthPort’s start in the PBA Governors’ Cup is headed for a rough patch.Not only did the Batang Pier, who once held the franchise name GlobalPort, lost to NLEX, 123-107, they’re also bound to lose some of their players on top of those who were already absent in their opening game.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Injured Ashaolu defies pain, doctor’s orders to lift NLEX anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Teng and Elorde both got hurt in the third quarter of their game against the Road Warriors and Jarencio is already looking to meet with management to solve the problem.Elorde sustained his injury in the final minute of the third when he landed on his back while Teng, Jarencio said, suffered a tightened right calf muscle.“The coaching staff and the management will talk about this because you will spend if you’re willing to get players who will replace those who are injured,” said Jarencio.“You can’t just get any free agent out there because there are contracts involved and salaries to be paid.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Chelsea ‘lining up Juventus defender’

first_imgChelsea are lining up Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed they have turned their attention to the right-back after failing to agree a deal with Marseille for Cesar Azpilicueta, who apparently remains their first-choice signing.The Mirror also believe Chelsea have hit a wall in their bid to sign Victor Moses from Wigan.The Daily Mail say Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku is wanted on loan by West Brom and that Middlesbrough are hoping to finalise the loan signing of young Blues midfielder Josh McEachran.A number of papers report that Chelsea captain John Terry will be left out of the England squad to face Italy in a friendly in Berne next Wednesday.The Independent say his club team-mate Gary Cahill will be given a chance, while The Guardian say Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand will also be involved.Norwich keeper John Ruddy will be called up, with QPR’s Rob Green missing out, The Sun predictThe Sun also say QPR face competition from Atletico Madrid as well as Arsenal in the race to sign Celtic playmaker Ki Sung-Yeung.And the Mail reckon Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, who is keen to take DJ Campbell back to Bloomfield Road, has agreed a £1m fee with QPR for the out-of-favour striker.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Latest Giants’ embarrassment: Veteran newcomer arrested for DUI

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Cameron Maybin, one of the first new pieces added by new Giants GM Farhan Zaidi, was arrested early Friday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona, for driving under the influence.The arrest was first reported by ABC15.“We are aware of the situation and are monitoring. We have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement. Maybin was pulled over for speeding and being unable to maintain his lane, …last_img read more

Rosario makes triumphant return in PH win over Japan

first_img“Those things happen, but I’m just happy that my teammates stepped up. Us from the bench made a run and it’s a good thing that though we had a slow start, we were able to sustain our form in the second half,” he said.But the former NU forward argued that anyone from the team is ready to take the baton, whether its the starters or the guys off the bench, making Gilas Pilipinas all the more deadly.“We’re just happy that we’re able to contribute. It doesn’t mean that we’re in the second five that we’ll only be there to give the first group a rest. We’re all trained to play as a team and that’s what we all did,” he said. Rosario was one of the sparks for the Philippines in its 89-84 victory over Japan in a game that propeled the home team into the  second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I didn’t expect that I’ll play that well, but there’s no miracle. Only hard work,” he said in Filipino after pouring 14 points, on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes, to go with four rebounds in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlready ruled out to play in the second window, Rosario admitted that his callup came as a shock, but he’s glad to have repaid the faith coach Chot Reyes gave to him with a solid outing.“After what happened to me, I no longer expected to make it to the lineup because I couldn’t get the clearance. But when I found out that I was included in the 12 for this game, I really prepared hard to give back on the trust that the team gave me,” he said. MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fajardo vows no letup for Gilas AFP official booed out of forum [email protected] was glad to have been given a chance to play in this second window after his freak accident in early February. #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/GmJpunWPDG— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 25, 2018Rosario, together with Kiefer Ravena, June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, and Roger Pogoy, provided Gilas a much-needed lift from the second group after the home team fell behind early, 4-20.The group conspired in staging a telling 37-6 blast abridging the first two frames to help the Philippines take control of the game, 41-26, in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe last time Troy Rosario saw action at Mall of Asia Arena, he found himself being carried out in a gurney after falling face-first in TNT’s game against Phoenix on February 7.Three weeks later, the reed-thin forward came back with a vengeance, making sure he made his mark as he came through for Gilas Pilipinas in his return on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

Adamson makes presence felt, stuns NCAA champion

first_imgJema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe reigning queens of the NCAA bowed to the cellar-dweller of the UAAP.In a stark reversal of roles, Adamson drubbed Arellano, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Galanza topscored with 18 points, Soyud had nine and Lea-Ann Perez eight for the Lady Falcons, who contained Arellano’s vaunted gunners with tough floor defense.Jovielyn Prado, one of Arellano’s top contributors, could only muster 11 points, while Andrea Marzan added eight. Regina Arocha contributed just two.Adamson created ripples during its opening match, whipping University of the Philippines last Monday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Lady Falcons were nowhere near the team they were in the previous UAAP season when—they could only cough up one win—as they dominated the Lady Chiefs, who didn’t show a trace of being the current NCAA champs.Christine Soyud instigated the Lady Falcons’ raging start as they posted a 19-10 lead in the opening set, taking advantage of the Lady Chiefs’ spotty defense that was so solid the previous two matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn posting its second straight win and keeping its tournament slate clean, Adamson handed Arellano its first setback in a 2-1 start.Comebacking setter Fen Emnas did an excellent job distributing the ball, making 29 excellent sets for Soyud and Jem Galanza to blast away. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side SEAG debacle aftermath: Young Aklanon’s big splash must not be in vain Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Sonakshi Sinha latest to buy kabaddi team

first_imgBollywood glam girl Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to invest in sporting leagues. She recently announced her association with World Kabaddi League and her team would be called United Singhs. Sonakshi is the third celebrity after Akshay Kumar and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh to own a team in the League. She will jointly own the team with The Hayre Group of UK.Dressed in a white outfit with golden embroidery, no one could miss the star tattoo that was prominent on Sonakshi’s collar bone. Sonakshi, however, stressed that people should focus on the League which she said ” was an innovative concept”. This is the first time Sonakshi got involved with a project related to sports and has associated in a business venture. ” I am really excited to be a part of World Kabaddi League as this is my first such endeavour. Kabaddi is a fast paced sport and I am looking forward to some adrenalin rush moments during the League,” said Sonakshi, after making the announcement.Bollywood glam girl Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to invest in sporting leagues.She is likely to travel along with her team as much as possible and is looking forward to five months of excitement. The League is set to commence on August 3rd.Sonakshi confirmed that she plans to make changes in her shooting dates to devote more time to the League. She hopes that her presence does not just remain restricted to adding the glam- quotient, but, it also encourages the ” sport that has long been forgotten”. Earlier this month, Akshay Kumar came forward to endorse the League by buying a team.advertisementThe actor has been enthusiastic about fitness and sports and believes that Kabaddi is an authentic sport that puts up raw power for display and keeps the adrenalin rushing at all times.Reeling under the success of Akshay Kumar starrer action thriller Holiday , Sonakshi is working hard on her upcoming film Tevar , opposite Arjun Kapoor.last_img read more

Witness to Humboldt Broncos crash arranges honour song for team

first_imgPriscilla WolfAPTN NewsKelsey Fiddler still remembers the crash a year ago that took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos.“We were coming from Melfort that day and I saw the traffic and a Charlies charter coming from Tisdale but I didn’t pay too much attention,” Fiddler told APTN News. “I stopped at the corner there I was waiting for traffic to pass – all of a sudden I see a semi coming towards us.“It just happened so fast.”Fiddler is a member of the Red Earth First Nation Saskatchewan.She was a key witness to the crash.She was pregnant at the time.Her daughter Logan who is now 10 months old.She was named after one of the players killed in the crash – Logan Boulet.She wanted to name her girl after Boulet because he signed an organ donor card – and because because of him, the lives of six people were saved.“I thought it be a good idea to name her after a hockey player who donated 6 organs ya we wanted to give that honour to him,” she said.Fiddler contacted his parents to ask for permission to name her daughter after their son.Fiddler wanted to mark the one year anniversary of the crash with some of her own culture at the oasis community centre  in Nipawin.She arranged for an honour song to be held so that everyone involved could heal from the tragedy, herself included.“For everyone to heal and to show our support to the Bronco families and the community of Humboldt and to show that we all care and that we are here for them and that we continue to pray for them,” she said.She asked Bradley Ironstar to sing an honour song.“This is our way the creator gave us all different cultures and traditions,” said Ironstar. “This is just our way of healing and overcoming and be able to be happy and deal with any issues or problems. ”It took at least a month for Fiddler and her family to return to the intersection where the crash took place.Not an easy place to avoid since they live [email protected]@priscillawolfnewslast_img read more