The Gospel Truth August 2022

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istrators during his 30-year career. Throughout his educational tenure, he served as a Temporary Instructor, Head Football Coach, Algebra/Math Teacher, 5000 Role Models Site Coordinator, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and most recently, principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. At Miami Northwestern, Wallace collaborated with corporate businesses, non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities to secure multi-year multi-million dollar grants from Florida International University Education Effect (aquaponics laboratory), complete on-site clinic services from the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, and a host of other services.

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Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

There’s nothing like spending time in the garden, with the sun shining and birds chirping on a beautiful day. But after a while, high temps can make you feel a little woozy. You might want to keep pushing through, but that dizziness could be a sign of heat exhaustion. “When the heat makes you feel sick, it’s your body’s attempt to keep itself cool,” says George Avetian, DO, family medicine physician at Geisinger 65 Forward. “Your body temperature rises faster when you’re out in the heat, which could cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke.” Whether you’re working, gardening, walking or hiking this summer, don’t let the heat get to you. Here’s what you need to know about heat-related illnesses:

Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion can develop over several days if you’re exposed to high temperatures and don’t hydrate properly. While it isn’t typically life-threatening, it should be treated immediately. Heat exhaustion symptoms include: • Agitation • Confusion • Excessive thirst • Fatigue • Headaches • Heavy sweating • Muscle cramping • Nausea • Slow/weakened heartbeat

heat stroke, which life-threatening.



Heat stroke occurs when your body becomes unable to regulate its temperature. Heat stroke symptoms include: • Convulsions • Decreased urination • Dizziness • Fatigue • Headache • Nausea • Not sweating • Rapid/strong pulse • Shortness of breath • Temperature of 104° F or higher

You might also have goosebumps In the most severe cases, heat and feel cold — even while you’re stroke could make you lose constill out in the heat. sciousness. If you ignore the signs of heat exhaustion, it could progress to

and senior centers typically have air conditioning,” says Dr. Avetian. It’s not always easy — or fun — to stay inside. Especially if the kids or grandkids are out playing. But saving outdoor activity for the morning or late evening, not Move to an area with circulating during peak heat hours, will lessair from a fan or air conditioner. en your chances of heat-related Loosen or take off as much cloth- illness. ing as possible. Cool, wet towels on your forehead, neck, armpits Wear loose, lightweight fabrics and groin will help lower your and light-colored clothing to body temperature until medical keep yourself feeling (and lookhelp arrives. ing) cool. When paired with good hydration and eating well-balDrink water, fruit juice or a anced and light meals, you’ll be sports drink with electrolytes to better equipped to keep ahead of hydrate. Try for about 4 ounces the heat. Just make sure to avoid of fluid every 15 minutes. alcoholic or caffeinated beverages when it’s hot. Tips to avoid heat-related illness The best thing you can do? Pro- Another piece of advice for the tect yourself from the heat in the dog days of summer: “If you’re first place. taking regular medications, consult with your physician or pharIf you can, stay in a cool environ- macist,” says Dr. Avetian. Why? ment. “Places like malls, shop- Because some medications cause ping facilities, public libraries an adverse reaction in hot weathTreating heat stroke and heat exhaustion If you have symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, stop what you’re doing immediately to cool down and rest. Call 911 if you have signs of heat stroke.

er, while others may not work as well in the heat. When you’re inside, close the shades or curtains in your house or apartment, and remember to leave a window open when using a fan. Try not to shower or bathe in water that’s too hot to avoid raising your body temperature. “Remember that the very young and the elderly are most vulnerable to excessive heat,” says Dr. Avetian. “So check on your friends and neighbors frequently and notify authorities if you’re concerned.” And remember to never leave children, pets or anyone else unattended in closed vehicles. It’s also a good idea for families to have a support network to check on at-risk members. Being prepared will help you act fast in case of emergency — or avoid heat-related illnesses all together.

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our next event. At Jackson Health System, we believe strong communities begin with the well-being of everyone who resides in them. That’s why we partner with dozens of local organizations throughout the year to promote healthier lifestyles and provide resources for the new school year. Visit us at any of these locations for the month of August. City of North Miami Beach Bookbag Giveaway Tuesday, August 2 | 6 to 9 p.m.

Toys For Kids Miami Back-to-School Event Sunday, August 7 | 1 to 5 p.m.

Back to the Hood Youth Forum Friday, August 5 | 10 a.m.

WMBM Back-to-School Bash Saturday, August 13 | 11 to 3:30 p.m.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo – North Saturday, August 6 | 11:15 a.m.

Jackson North Medical Center Back-to-School and Community Health Fair Saturday, August 13 | 10 to 1 p.m.

To find out more information on these events, visit


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Pastor James R. Polk, Sr. Pastor / Teacher

Rev. Rodney Upshaw, Pastor

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Weds Youth and Adult Prayer Meeting Bible Study: 7:30 PM

Reverend Lance B. Bailey Sr. Pastor

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Apostle John H. Chambers, III Pastor

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9855 SW 152 St Miami, Florida 33176

11000 SW 216th Street Miami, Fl, 33170 305-259-1229

Rev. Mark Coats, Pastor

Sunday school ... 9:45AM Sunday Worship... 11:00AM Bible Study... Wed. 7:00PM Mission Friends (Children) 3rd Saturday at 10:00AM


FAITH IN DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES 18190 SW 102nd Avenue Miami, Fl 33157 305-909-6861

Sunday School................. 9:45AM Sunday Worship............... 11:00AM - 1:30PM Rev. Dr. Bettie M. Ferguson, Pastor

Thursday Bible Study....... 7:00-8:00PM

Dr. Melissa JamesRolle-Scott, Walden Rev. Pastor / Teacher Pastor

Sunday School...................9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship...11:00 AM Prayer: Tuesdays & Fridays at Noon Corporate Prayer: Wednesday....7:30 PM Bible Study: Wednesday........8 PM Youth Activities: Friday ..........8 PM

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FIRST ST. JOHN M. B. CHURCH 13740 SW 264 St. Naranja, Fl 33032


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Rev. Robert Shaw, Pastor

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Rev. Elijah Bemley, Pastor

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