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‪#‎AmateAhora‬ will be presenting at the Chicago Military Academy!

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‪#‎AmateAhora‬ will be presenting today… 

Source http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/chd/chd_types.htm
Author National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

We will be addressing well over 150 cadets, teachers, and health aficionados. Excited to share MyHeartStory, Obesity, CHD, and Living a Healthy Lifestyle. Viva Saludable!

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Congenital heart defect (CHD)… 
Congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth. Many types of heart defects exist, most of which either obstruct blood flow in the heart or vessels near it, or cause blood to flow through the heart in an abnormal pattern. Other defects, such as long QT syndrome, affect the heart’s rhythm. Heart defects are among the most common birth defects and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. Approximately 9 people in 1000 are born with a congenital heart defect. Many defects do not need treatment, but some complex congenital heart defects require medication or surgery.


Congenital heart defects resulted in 323,000 deaths in 2013 down from 366,000 deaths in 1990.
Signs and symptoms are related to type and severity of the heart defect. Symptoms frequently present early in life, but it is possible for some CHDs to go undetected throughout life. Some children have no signs while others may exhibit shortness of breath, cyanosis, fainting,heart murmur, under-development of limbs and muscles, poor feeding or growth, or respiratory infections. Congenital heart defects cause abnormal heart structure resulting in production of certain sounds called heart murmur. These can sometimes be detected by auscultation; however, not all heart murmurs are caused by congenital heart defects.


The cause of congenital heart disease…
May be either genetic or environmental, but is usually a combination of both.


Maternal obesity…
As noted in several studies following similar body mass index (BMI) ranges, prepregnant and gestating women, who were obese (BMI ≥ 30), carried a statistically significant risk of birthing children with congenital heart defects (CHD) compared to normal-weight women (BMI= 19–24.9). Although there are minor conflicting reports, there was significant support for the risk of fetal CHD development in overweight mothers (BMI= 25-29.9). Additionally, as maternal obesity increased, the risk of heart defects did too indicating a trend between BMI and CHD odds. Altogether, these results present reasonable concern for women to achieve a normal-weight BMI prior to pregnancy to help decrease risk for fetal heart defects.

A distinct physiological mechanism has not been identified to explain the link between maternal obesity and CHD, but both pre-pregnancy folate deficiency and diabetes have been implicated in some studies. Identification of the mechanism could aid health officials to develop reduction strategies and curb CHD’s prevalence in this preventable situation.


100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, W@W spoke today at The FAA.

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WomenHeart @ Work (W@W) 

W@W is WomenHeart’s educational initiative to raise heart health awareness where so many Americans put their hearts every day – the workplace.

at The (FAA) Federal Aviation Adrministration April 2, 2015

Leticia Madrigal MA, WomenHeart National Spokeswoman, Por La Mujer Latina. Thanks to Burlington.  (Ms. Madrigal, Photo above)

And Alberta England WomenHeart Champion and Support Group Coordinator for NorthWest Suburbs.  (Mrs. England Photo below). 

Today W@W spoke at The Federal Aviation Administration about Heart Health

Call to request a WomenHeart@Work speaker for your organization at our office in Washington DC (Headquarters). English #202.464.8735 or Español #800.676.6002.

Click this link for more information. http://womenheart.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=Programs_WHWork



A survey of W@W audiences found the following: 

91% reported that the information presented was new for them. 

96% reported that the presentation improved their knowledge of heart disease risk factors and how to detect a heart attack. 

100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, such as eating better, exercising more, and developing ways to manage stress.



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Saludos cordiales a todos ustedes:

Celebramos el Dia International de La Mujer- Marzo 8
“La Mujer en la Noticia Hoy” http://www.PLANETAXLIVE.COM
Será un especial 1PM-3PM
Introducción, bienvenida y presentación a cargo Edna Rodriguez​
1.- “Los Logros de la Mujer Joven” Anabely Diaz-Cabada y música en vivo
2.- “Tu Valor En Los Tiempos Modernos” con Tania Mendoza y Silvia Vivero
3.- “La Mujer Emprendedora” Nenci Rodriguez
4.- “La Mujer y su Interrelación Personal” Isis Macedo
5.- “La Mujer y el Dinero” Imelda Rodriguez
6.- “Mujer, Alma y Espíritu” Edna Rodriguez y Liseth Cordero
7.- “La Importancia de la Salud en la Mujer” con Leticia Madrigal MA


#ENVIVO ÁmateAhora Con Marta Medina y Vicente Serrano Sin Censura 750AM

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Hablamos sobre ÁmateAhora
Nuestro mensaje-
El Saber es Poder…ÁmateAhora
Estamos creando la experiencia de poder y paz. La tranquilidad de llegar a un acuerdo con nuestro estado de salud. Y collaborando con lideres ESTAMOS mobilizando Familias, Communidades, El Mundo.

Hablamos sobre El Reto de 90Dias en estas Temporadas Festivas
Ámate Ahora 2014 WinterChallengeHablamos sobre WomenHeart
Hace tres años mi papá murió de acaloramiento, tubo un ataque fulminante y mi mamá es recipiente de un marcapasos por el descuido del Diabetes. Te Pregunto, Conocemos un familiar, amigo, un vecino que a muerto de una condición preventible? 600,000 personas mueren de enfermedades cardiovasular en E.U. eso es 1 en 4 muertes al año. 70% de las mujeres latinas tienen un factor. Y 15% tienen tres factores.

Como recién nombrada Campiona de Salud Cardiovascular por WomenHeart. Aprendí después de ver un Cardiólogo que tengo un soplo. Ahora se que es un problema estructural/de naciemiento. WomenHeart ha sido una gran ayuda y apoyo. Tambien soy Co-Lider de un grupo de apoyo de WomenHeart en RUSH- Oak Park Medical Center, mensual.

El No Saber es Problema!
El factor #1 de mortalidad en la mujer hispana es la enfermedad cardiovascular.
Para mas información visiten http://www.womenheart.org o llamen al 773-587-5909c para participar en un grupo de apoyo de WomenHeart.

Que hacer ahora!

  • No fumen
  • Perder el Sobre Peso
  • Chequear el nivel del Colesterol
  • Chequear el nivel del Azúcar, Diabetes
  • Chequear el nivel del la Precisión

Como portavoz de WomenHeart yo estaré trabajando con la campaña, Para La Mujer Hispana en Febrero con Burlington Coat Factory. Comenzamos Feb 3 en el 1121 S. Canal. Donde estaremos dando informacion en español sobre la salud del corazon. Para donaciones escribe cheques: WomenHeart y pasen al evento. El Saber es Poder, ÁmateAhora!

Chequean el video de la campaña, Para La Mujer Hispana gracias a Burlington Coat Factory y WomenHeart.


Academic Tweets. Watch VIDEO. Thanks Dr. Inger Mewburn, “twitter’s like a waterfall, enjoy”.

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Presented at Day 1 of Science meets Parliament (SmP) 2014 by Dr Inger Mewburn (aka the Thesis Whisperer), Director of Research Training at ANU.  For more information about SmP 2014 go here:http://scienceandtechnologyaustralia View her Twitter cheat sheet here: https://sites.google.com/site/twblack….


Twitter lingo: a cheat sheet

thesiswhisperer.com | @thesiswhisper

RT – ‘retweet’: Passing along what someone else has tweeted. You can do this by using the retweet function, which makes the original tweet appear in your timeline, or by editing the original tweet to include the letters ‘RT’:

“This is cool! RT @thesiswhisperer Research Rocks? Stonehenge might be big bells http://buff.ly/1nmbFYb”

It is polite to RT because you are acknowledging that someone else found that cool thing before you did. People sometimes ask for RTs to spread a message further.

MT – ‘modified tweet’: Similar to RT, but used when you modify someone’s original tweet:

“This is cool! MT @thesiswhisperer Stonehenge might be big bells http://buff.ly/1nmbFYb”

It is appropriate to acknowledge that you have changed someone’s words.

HT – ‘Hat tip to’ or ‘heard through’: Use this when you tweet a link another person sent, without their text:

“This is cool! Stonehenge might be a collection of big bells http://buff.ly/1nmbFYb HT @thesiswhisperer”

You might also use ‘via’ and then include the handle.

DM – ‘direct message’: Only someone you are following can send you one. You can no longer include a link in a DM because of numerous hacking scams.

Using handles to have different kinds of conversations: Putting someone’s handle anywhere in a tweet is called a ‘mention’. Mentions can be used to strategically draw others’ attention to what you are saying depending on where you put the handle.

1) Putting a handle at the start of the tweet is like talking to someone at a crowded party. By restricting the tweet’s visibility only to those who follow you and the person you mentioned, you have created the chance of being ‘overheard’ by the people hanging around both of you.

2) If you include a handle anywhere else in a tweet, a specific person will see the mention, but the tweet will still visible in the timeline of everyone following you. This is like sticking a note addressed to your friend on a wall so anyone passing by can read it.

Careful use of mentions makes you build relationships with people who have similar interests by creating meaningful conversations, rather than ‘shouting’ all the time.

Note: This handout is released under the creative commons share a-like attribution license. You may circulate and change it, but be cool – acknowledge Dr Inger Mewburn as the original author.

Regístrese Hoy, No Te Lo Pierdas! Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental, en Español

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CUÁNDO: Noviembre 24, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

DÓNDE: Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), 2542 W. North Ave, Chicago  

A través  de este curso de 8 horas, usted ganará una certificación nacional de Asistente de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental y aprenderá:


• Los posibles factores de riesgo y signos de advertencia de problemas de salud mental, como la depresión, la ansiedad/ trauma, psicosis, desórdenes por uso de sustancias, o la auto-lesión.

• La  prevalencia de diversos problemas  de salud mental en los EE.UU. y la necesidad de reducir el estigma en la comunidad.

• Un plan de acción de 5 pasos para ayudar a la persona en crisis y conectarla con ayuda profesional apropiada.

• Los recursos disponibles para ayudar a alguien con un problema de salud mental – incluso recursos para profesionales y pares, recursos sociales y recursos de autoayuda.

C4 ofrece créditos de educación continua. Visite http://www.c4chicago.org/mhfa para más detalles.

El costo es de $50 por persona (Costo cubre el almuerzo y snacks, el Manual del Participante, una carpeta con información y recursos, y la certificación por 3 años de Asistente de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental!)


Para registrarse visite http://www.c4chicago.org/mhfa o llame al 773.506.2525

El espacio es limitado asi que REGĺSTRESE HOY!


13th Annual Harper College Latino Summit welcomes Leticia Madrigal MA, gathering an expected 450 Latino teens for Higher Education.

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Each year before Harper College’s Annual Latino Summit, attendees are given a survey to gage their thoughts about heading down a path toward higher education.

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Many responses are pessimistic or, at best, apathetic: I’m not going to college. College isn’t for me.

After the event, however, the same survey questions produce a far different tone.

“It’s a completely different story at that point,” said Juanita Bassler, a recruiting specialist at Harper and one of the event organizers. “They talk about their potential, their abilities and the opportunities they’ve had their eyes opened to.”

Harper’s Latino Summit is an all-day event focusing on the importance of sticking with school amid the reality that Latino students seek out college less frequently than their peers. The 13th annual gathering is expected to draw about 450 Latino teens from school districts 207, 211, 214 and 220. It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, on the College’s main campus in Palatine.

The day will begin with opening ceremonies and keynote speaker Ernesto Mejia, the proud son of Mexican immigrants and a true example of the American dream. After dropping out of college, he eventually decided to take school seriously, taking on two jobs and a full course load to finish his degree.

Afterward, Mejia earned his master’s and climbed the administrative ranks at several colleges before pursuing his own personal dream of motivating young people to enroll in college. He now tours the country speaking about the importance of finding the strength and confidence to reach one’s potential, even in the wake of racism and prejudice he knows are alive and well.

Leticia Madrigal MA is one many professionals speaking today. Here’s a few things Leticia talked about.


You are an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and more. Tell us about that?

She is the Principal Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting; Founder and CEO of ÁmateAhora, Voice for Healthy Living. Now with WomenHeart she is expanding her platform by sharing her HeartStory and up to the minute information in Español on Heart Health thanks to the Mayo Clinic and all the WomenHeart partners. 

What are you out to do in your life?

Leticia Madrigal creates a culture of leaders causing leaders. Creating the experience of power and peace of mind by coming to terms with our health. By sharing her families testimony for patient advocacy and empowerment, men’s health and healthy living. Mobilizing healthy families, a healthy workforce at an individual, organizational and community level worldwide.

Tell us what inspired you to create the ÁmateAhora | LoveUNow Movement.

I’ll answer that two fold.

Please raise your hand if you have family, friends, neighbors who have died from a preventable condition? Look around, see for yourself. You are not alone.

Did you know? About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. While almost everyone is affected by heart disease directly or indirectly, Afro-americans and Latinos face even higher risks of cardiovascular diseases because of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Additionally, heart disease is the #1 killer of Hispanic women. Unlike many illnesses, heart disease is preventable!

Leticia shares how her parents inspired her journey to be a voice for healthy living, by founding www,joinamate.org. Her father Natalio Madrigal, withheld his symptoms from everyone including his doctor his silence led to his untimely death in 2012. He was an avid walker then the last few years of his life he walked less, ate the same, hence gained weight and had difficulty breathing. He did not share his symptoms, like many.

On the other hand, her mother’s doctor told her she had 6 months to live after living with Diabetes untreated for 20+ years. Francisca Madrigal’s heart and kidney were compromised. Yes indeed Diabetes is a silent killer. Her mother is a survivor of a TIA and is a pacemaker recipient. She chose to powerfully manage her diabetes and now, years later, she’s loving life.

Thanks to being a caregiver she’s learned a lot. In solidarity with her mother’s well being and honoring her father’s life. They embraced the journey to powerfully manage diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle. They exercise regularly, practice being continuously hydrated, consuming loads of greens, supplements, staying low on the carbs, consuming moderate amounts of protein, is nourished with a peaceful and happy heart.

You were diagnosis with a Heart Murmur?

Just this September Leticia was diagnosed by an Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Mohahamed Dahodwala, MD, FACC from Cardiac Associates with an Aortic Valve Disorder. First identified by a heart murmur caused by slightly leaky valves including the aortic and tricuspid valves. Dr. Dahodwala says, “To date prognosis is good and requires yearly monitoring”. Thanks to Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD from NutriMedicos and Board of ÁmateAhora. She is most grateful for Dr. Estella’s  light speed referral, most gracious and expeditious appointment. To God Be The Glory.

How do you share your story? 

She stands tall sharing with the world their testimony. They founded ÁmateAhora, LoveUNow Voices for Healthy Living a few months after her father’s passing. Where they coined and hold true, “Love you now, tomorrow may be too late” and “ÁmateAhora, mañana pueda ser muy tarde”. 

How do you mobilize the community?

Collaborating with leaders producing an Annual Health Expo, lead 90Day Health Challenges at NutriMedicos 1743 W. 18Th Street. Run for Causes, Blog for ÁmateAhora at http://www.joinamate.org and Advocate for Healthy Living.

At the Latino Summit, several scholarships totaling $15,000 will be presented to graduating seniors who attended the Latino Summit as freshmen and sophomores. Attendees also will break into groups led by about 50 Latino professionals and 40 college students from the area who believe in the event’s mission.

“The professionals discuss the obstacles they’ve faced and the positive influences in their lives,” Bassler said. “Their perspective is crucial for these students, many of whom are the first in their family to even consider going to college and don’t know about what it takes or why it’s so important.”

Sabía que anualmente, 1 en 4 personas va a experimentar una enfermedad de salud mental?

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Sabe cómo ayudar a alguien que está pasando una crisis de salud mental?


Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) 

Le invita a participar en un programa de certificación denominado Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental (Mental Health First Aid-MHFA). Este programa le dará los conocimientos necesarios para identificar, comprender y responder a alguien que está experimentando un problema de salud mental o una crisis de salud mental hasta que llegue ayuda profesional.

Regístrese en nuestro NUEVO programa, 

Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental, en español.
CUÁNDO: Noviembre 24, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
DÓNDE: Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), 2542 W. North Ave, Chicago

El curso de 8 horas, ganará una certificación nacional de Asistente de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental y aprenderá:

• Los posibles factores de riesgo y signos de advertencia de problemas de salud mental, como la depresión, la ansiedad/ trauma, psicosis, desórdenes por uso de sustancias, o la auto-lesión.
• La prevalencia de diversos problemas de salud mental en los EE.UU. y la necesidad de reducir el estigma en la comunidad.
• Un plan de acción de 5 pasos para ayudar a la persona en crisis y conectarla con ayuda profesional apropiada.
• Los recursos disponibles para ayudar a alguien con un problema de salud mental – incluso recursos para profesionales y pares, recursos sociales y recursos de autoayuda.

C4 ofrece créditos de educación continua. Visite www.c4chicago.org/mhfa para más detalles.


El costo es de $50 por persona (Costo cubre el almuerzo y snacks, el Manual del Participante, una carpeta con información y recursos, y la certificación por 3 años de Asistente de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental!)

Para registrarse visite www.c4chicago.org/mhfa o llame al 773.506.2525
El espacio es limitado asi que REGĺSTRESE HOY!

Porque es “muy importante” salir a votar en Illinois este 4 de Noviembre, Gerardo Torres de El Hispano Universal ©2014 Derechos Reservados

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(Chicago, Il. NHU) Los votantvoto-hispanoes de Illinois salen a contribuir su voto este Martes 4 de Noviembre, 2014. Irán a las urnas para elegir al Gobernador, a la misma vez que contestaran una considerable serie de preguntas que aparecerán en las boletas.

Podrán definir las carreras del Senador federal, así como los Congresistas federales en Washington DC, incluyendo a los Representantes y Senadores Estatales en Springfield, Illinois y para decidir a los miembros de las Juntas de los Condados, Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage, etc. 

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Interesante Estadísticas
En las elecciones de medio término los colegios electorales abren a las 6:00AM y cerrarán a las 7:00PM. Una nueva cantidad de participantes ha roto el record de votantes de Chicago y de los suburbios del Condado de Cook, quienes aprovecharon la oportunidad de contribuir su voto anticipadamente, por lo que se anticipa que los Republicanos, tengan un énfasis potencial para este Martes 4 de Noviembre, Día de Elección.

Casi 242, 000, votantes contribuyeron anticipadamente en persona en la ciudad y en los suburbios del Condado de Cook desde el 20 de Octubre, un aumento de 170, 000 votos que fueron emitidos desde la última elección gubernamental del 2010. Además de las boletas que fueron enviadas por correo en la ciudad y el condado subieron de los casi 49, 000 que hubo hace 4 años, al por lo menos que en esta ocasión subió a 66, 174 y los que aún faltan por contar.

Ojo, Nueva Dinámica En El Proceso incluye, Registrar el mismo día de la elección.

Autoridades de elección, en la mayoría de los otros condados influyentes, también han reportado incrementos en los procesos anticipados y de votantes ausentes. A la misma vez, tantos candidatos como autoridades electorales, se han estado preparando para algo que podrá crear una nueva dinámica en el proceso de empadronamiento o registro el mismo día de la elección.

Se les recuerda a las personas que no se han registrado todavía para votar y han estado viviendo en sus precintos por lo menos 30 días.
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*No olviden llevar dos formas de identificación, una de las cuales contenga su domicilio actual y se les entregara boletas que serán consideradas “provisionales,” las que posteriormente serán contadas hasta que la información de registro proveída por el nuevo elector pueda ser verificada y autentificada. Pero el proceso del empadronamiento o registro para el mismo día de la elección, no está disponible en todas las casillas de votación, lo que podría crear algo de confusión para algunos electores.

Sin embargo en los suburbios del condado de Cook, existen aproximadamente menos de dos docenas de sitios que cuentan con el proceso del mismo día de registro el día de la elección. Autoridades de elección en cada uno de los condados de Illinois, tienen información con el proceso de registro para el mismo día de la elección, que se encuentra disponible en sus páginas de la Internet.

©2014 Derechos Reservados, El Hispano Universal

Nos Sintonizamos hoy, Nov 4  a partir de las 5:00pm en Micrófono Abierto, a traves de la sintonía 1500AM o vía internetwww.radiolatina5.comhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/radio-latina-5.
Análisis de las Elecciones 2014 y cobertura total desdes diferentes partes del territorio Estadounidense. Participantes: LeticiaDeb Leticia Gordils [Chicago],Gerardo Torres [Chicago], Julio César Aragón [Rhode Island], Aaron Ortíz [Georgia], Nicolás Gómez [California], Salvador Cervantes [Florida], Orlando Noe Rosa [Alabama], Jvm [Analista de México] y Macario Ramos Ch [Desde México].10714346_835091786556103_6932745779200951541_o-1