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Helpful Guide to Keep in Your Wallet or Save on Your Cell, Say No to GMO

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GMO (Grown Unnaturally Genetically Modified)

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CONVENTIONAL (Grown with Chemicals and Pesticides)


ENTRENAMIENTO Este Jueves 16th de Oct. Para Promotoras de Salud, y personas interesadas en conducir exámenes de la memoria en su comunidad.

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Jueves, 16 de octubre 2014

de 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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ÁmateAhora is honored by being welcomed to Roosevelt’s inaugural Learning to Lead: Community Partner Mentoring Program

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Roosevelt University has established a Community Partner Mentoring Program to facilitate mentoring relationships between Roosevelt undergraduate students and leaders of area nonprofit community organizations. The program will provide opportunities for Roosevelt students to build leadership skills and gain practical experience while putting their knowledge of social justice theories to work. Read more. http://www.roosevelt.edu/communitypartner


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. Mobilizing healthy families and a healthy workforce at an individual, organizational and community level to be proactive worldwide.  Is the Principal Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting; Founder and CEO of ÁmateAhora, Voices for Healthy Living.


This program has select dedicated and conscientious students who are interested in gaining insight and experience in community-oriented leadership. Partnering with established organizations that aim to support and transform Chicago communities. Students will benefit from being exposed to the executive-level responsibilities and functions that promote social justice.

Community organizations will benefit from students’ assistance with their efforts and from a strong relationship with Roosevelt University. Non-profits executive director’s benefits are twofold. Executive Directors can use the mentoring as a source of added resource to implement, support, and develop agency wide initiatives that may introduce best practices in specific areas. Executive Directors can develop future employees in the organization having being mentored in areas of need. Roosevelt University benefits by ensuring students gain workforce experience and exposure leading to student motivation for successful graduation.


For Students:

  • Yield meaningful learning about social justice theories in action through unique internship experiences, career guidance, and professional support from practicing professionals
  • Enhance participating students’ employability by strengthening their professional skills and leadership experience
  • Link current students to professional networks and leaders in Chicago

For Organizations:

  • Showcase the work and accomplishments of community organizations in a high-profile symposium
  • Provide points of integration with RU for community organizations and alumni
  • Partnerships could be suitable targets for grant funding to support RU and organizations
  • Prepare young men and women to take leadership roles in the future

Roosevelt University will be hosting its 1st Mentor and Protégés Match Day hosted by Roosevelt University on Friday, October 3 from 9:00-10:15 in room 1215 in the Wabash Building, at 425 South Wabash Avenue. Interested? Contact Assistant Provost Vargas at ivargas@roosevelt.edu


ÁmateAhora is honored to make a difference by representing Illinois as a multicultural bilingual (Español/English) WomenHeart Champion.

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AmateAhora is the only representative flying from IL on-track as WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator and National Spokesperson. Today September 27th we attended our 1st Webinar from WomenHeart before October’s National Science and Leadership Symposium.

We had the pleasure of listening in to 41 national representatives that will be attending the 2014 Mayo Clinic Science & Leadership Symposium this October in Rochester MN at the Mayo Clinic. Currently their are 656 WomenHeart Champions (49 states represented), 129 Support Network Coordinators “SNC” (39 states represented) and 25% are women of color.

Interested? Apply http://www.womenheart.org/?Programs_SL_Main



Today, nearly 70% of Hispanic-American women have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 37% know heart disease is their leading health threat.



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WomenHeart Welcomes Leticia Madrigal, MA from ÁmateAhora. “El Saber Es Poder!”

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This month, we welcome WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator Leticia Madrigal, MA where she will continue to expand her community work on behalf of women living with heart disease in Español.


In October 2014, Leticia will be attending the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic Headquarters in Rochester, MN. As a WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator, trained to support and educate women living with heart disease. WH_NHA_slider

She shares how her parents paved her journey to be a voice for healthy living, LoveUNow. Her father 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. HEART HEALTH

One August sizzling summer day in Mexico. He walked to the grocer and walked back to a scorching non-ventilated home. He didn’t have the air on, no window open, no fan on. He died of a heat stroke, compounded by a heart condition and was over weight. It was a tragic and preventable loss.

On the other hand, her mother’s doctor told her she had 6 months to live after living with Diabetes untreated for 20+ years. Her 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. 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, and feel nourished with a peaceful and happy heart.

In their journey to share with the world their testimony they founded ÁmateAhora, LoveUNow Voices for Healthy Living. Where they coined and hold true, “Love you now, tomorrow may be too late” and “ÁmateAhora, mañana pueda ser muy tarde”. amate ahora CHALLENGE square banner

375x321_heart_valves Just this September Leticia was diagnosed by Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Mohahamed Dahodwala, MD, FACC from Cardiac Associates with a slight aortic valve disorder. First identified by a heart murmur caused by slightly leaky valves including the aortic and tricuspid valve. Dr. Dahodwala says, “To date prognosis is good and requires yearly monitoring”. Thanks to Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD for her light speed referral, most gracious and expeditious appointment. To God Be The Glory.

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Thanks to the WomenHearts’ required cardiac assessment and medical release she continues being in action for a heart healthy life. She says, “El Saber Es Poder”. “Knowledge is power. Listen to your body. Come to terms with your health. Get checked even if you feel great. If you have a diagnosis be proactive! No doubt the health of your home start with you and me”. She is active, feels blessed, empowered, and aware.

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.

She is the Principal Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting; Founder and CEO of ÁmateAhora, Voices for Healthy Living. Now with WomenHeart she will expand by sharing up to the minute information in Español thanks to the Mayo Clinic and all the WomenHeart partners. Set to be a Support Network Coordinator (SNC) and National Spokesperson for WomenHeart, thanks to the guidance of Alberta England Midwest SNC and WomenHeart Champion.

Alberta England co-coordinates three networks in the Northwest Suburbs, serve as co-coordinator at Rush Oak Park. Is on-boarding Leticia Wednesday October 8th at 6pm at Rush Oak Park Medical Office Building. “It is a perfect opportunity to observe how a network operates, says Alberta England”. Leticia is please to report Momma Madrigal will join her. WomenHeart looks forward to a blissful journey together. WomenHeart: Alberta England

More than 650 leaders like Leticia help WomenHeart reach women all over the country with lifesaving heart education and support. Would you like to join our WomenHeart Champions? Read about our prestigious training program, the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium, and apply today! http://www.womenheart.org/

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Viva Mexico! Hispanic Heritage Month Of Action

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Viva Mexico

On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo heard bad news, the Spanish were coming for him. On the morning of the 16th, Hidalgo took to the pulpit in the town of Dolores and made a shocking announcement: he was taking up arms against the tyrannies of the Spanish government and his parishioners were all invited to join him. His famous speech became known as “El Grito de Dolores,” Or the “Cry of Dolores.” Within hours Hidalgo had an army: a large, unruly, poorly armed but resolute mob. Hidalgo led his army towards Mexico City.

Along the way they laid siege to the town of Guanajuato and fought off the Spanish defense at the Battle of Monte de las Cruces. By November he was at the gates of the city itself, with an angry army large enough to take it. Yet Hidalgo inexplicably retreated.

In January of 1811, Hidalgo was routed at the Battle of Calderon Bridge by a much smaller but better-trained Spanish army. Forced to flee, the rebel leaders were soon captured. Hidalgo was put to death in June of 1811. The peasant army had disbanded and it looked as if Spain had reasserted control over its unruly colony.

But such was not the case. One of Hidalgo’s captains, José María Morelos, took up the banner of independence and fought until his own capture and execution in 1815. He was in turn succeeded by his own Lieutenant, Vicente Guerrero and rebel leader Guadalupe Victoria, who fought for six more years until 1821, when they reached an agreement with turncoat Royal Officer Agustín de Iturbide which allowed for Mexico’s definitive liberation in September of 1821.

Some people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day. That’s not correct: Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the unlikely Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.- Contributed by The Warriors Running Group

El Grito is celebrated on September 15th in Mexico at 11:00pm before the Independence festivities officially begin at midnight.

Today also marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month which is a month long celebration honoring Hispanic history, culture, roots and individuals who have helped shape this U.S.

Vote 2014



84% of kid-targeted food ads on Spanish-language TV promote food with low nutritional value.

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Obesity rates remain very high, putting Americans at risk for a range of health problems and adding a major burden to national healthcare costs. And, if we don’t act now, this generation of children may be the first in U.S. history to live sicker and die younger than their parents. Latino adult obesity rates have gone up by 10 percentage points since 2002- The State of Obesity a project for the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month, check out the most recent statistics on childhood obesity in our state and across the nation. The State of Obesity report, shares our progress toward reducing childhood obesity, and the work that lies ahead of us to ensure our kids are growing up healthy and strong. adult-obesity-front-large
Read the full report: http://www.stateofobesity.org

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AHA | High Blood Pressure Research Chicago 2014 Scientific Sessions

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Cardiovascular disease afflicts people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, national origins and abilities. The American Heart Association is committed to ensuring that our work force and volunteers reflect the world’s diverse population. We know that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration we need to achieve our mission: building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Council on Hypertension and Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, welcomes you to the High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions, held this September in San Francisco, CA. And November in Chicago, IL 2014.

This conference, focuses on recent advances in basic and clinical research on hypertension, is considered the premier scientific meeting on the subject in the world. The science submitted to this conference continues to bring us the most up to date developments on our understanding of: the causes of hypertension; its relationship to stroke, cardiac disease and kidney dysfunction; and the most effective means for detecting, evaluating and treating high blood pressure across diverse populations.

Christopher Wilcox, MD, PhD
Chair, High Blood Pressure Research Program Committee
Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Director, Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Health
Georgetown University

CA- SEPTEMBER 2014: The Council on Hypertension is pleased to present…
The Excellence Award in Hypertension Research Supported by a grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation:

Life with Angiotensin Receptors
Thomas M. Coffman, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology,
Duke University, Durham, NC

Mechanisms of Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
Toshiro Fujita, MD, PhD
Professor University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Many others were acknowledged. Read more http://my.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@scon/documents/downloadable/ucm_467272.pdf

IL- NOVEMBER 2014: The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the BEST science and is the leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science. Join the global leaders in the cardiovascular community in Chicago 2014- McCormick Place. Nov 15-19, 2014

CHICAGO Hypertension Highlights at Scientific Sessions 2014
• Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Hypertension
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:30–6:45 pm
• Hypertension 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014, 9:00–10:15 am
• Contribution of Arterial Stiffness to the Development
of Hypertension: From Bench to Bedside
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30–8:45 am
• The Pressures of Aging
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:30–6:45 pm
• Joint AHA/American Society of Hypertension Session:
Can We Identify Response Markers to Antihypertensive Drugs?
Wednesday November 19, 9:00–10:15 am

Sept 3 Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional
Member to receive early registration rates
Sept 17 Deadline for early registration rates
Oct 1 Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional
Member to receive member registration rates
Oct 15 Deadline for advance registration rates

Chicago McCormick Place

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Conference Packages Early Bird Through September 17, 2014

Members Get Discounts. http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Membership/Membership_UCM_316891_SubHomePage.jsp

Scientific Sessions – 5 Day Conference Package Description
Saturday, November 15–Wednesday, November 19

Includes access to the Scientific Sessions program for all 5 days and access to the Science & Technology Hall Sunday November 16-Tuesday, November 18th.
Does not include access to the Resuscitation Science Symposium, Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium, or Arrhythmia Research Summit. $225

Scientific Sessions – 1 Day Conference Package Description
Saturday, November 15–Wednesday, November 19

Includes access to the Scientific Sessions Conference program for 1 day and access to the Science & Technology Hall on that same day.
Cannot be combined with the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2 Day Conference, Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium, or Arrhythmia Research Summit. $600

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Resuscitation Science Symposium 2-Day Conference Package Description
Saturday, November 15–Sunday, November 16

Includes access to the Resuscitation Science Symposium program on both days and access to the Science & Technology Hall Sunday, November 16.
Does NOT include access to the Scientific Sessions Conference, Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium or Arrhythmia Research Summit. $100

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium 2-Day Conference Package Description
Tuesday, November 18–Wednesday, November 19

Includes access to Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium on both days and access to the Science & Technology Hall Tuesday, November 19.
Does NOT include access to the Scientific Sessions Conference, Resuscitation Science Symposium, or Arrhythmia Research Summit. $225

Arrhythmia Research Summit – 1 Day Conference Package Description
Wednesday, November 19

Access to the Arrhythmia Research Summit program ONLY.
Does NOT include access to the Scientific Sessions Conference, Resuscitation Science Symposium, Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Nursing Symposium, or the Science & Technology Hall since the Hall will be closing on Tuesday, November 18th. $225

‘Cause You’re Worth It!

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Become a WomenHeart Champion or a Support Network Coordinator through a National Hospital Alliance member hospital!

If you are a woman living with heart disease and want to help other women by becoming a WomenHeart Champion volunteer community educator, apply today for the prestigious 2014 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic! Or, if you are a woman heart disease survivor interested in establishing and leading a patient support group for women with heart disease at your local hospital through WomenHeart’s National Hospital Alliance, apply!

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2014 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium. Symposium fees, meals, and hotel accommodations are covered. Deadline Labor Day Weekend. So apply today! to become a WomenHeart Champion or a Support Network Coordinator through a National Hospital Alliance member hospital! https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/womenheart.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Science_&_Leadership_2014/2014_Science_&_Leadership_Fa.pdf

Note to health care professionals: please share this announcement with patients who you think would make great volunteer community leaders, educators, advocates, and national spokespersons on the issue of women and heart disease. Act Now! wh-logo-160x160px

Applicants must complete and submit the application form, provide the other requested documentation, and participate in a 45 minute phone interview to be considered. For more information, call WomenHeart at 202-728-7199. https://womenheart.site-ym.com/?Programs_SL_Main


Communicating AfterSchool? Read these one-liners

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Here’s some open ended questions, that are sure to spark an interesting conversation.

1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)

2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

3. If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)

4. Where is the coolest place at the school?

5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)

6. If I called your teacher tonight, what would she tell me about you?

7. How did you help somebody today?

8. How did somebody help you today?

9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.

10. When were you the happiest today?

11. When were you bored today?

12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed someone up, who would you want them to take?

13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?

14. Tell me something good that happened today.

15. What word did your teacher say most today?

16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?

17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?

18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

19. Where do you play the most at recess?

20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?

21. What was your favorite part of lunch?

22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

23. Is there anyone in your class who needs a time-out?

24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class, who would you trade with? Why?

25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.

This post originally appeared on Simple Simon and Company by liZ Evans.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-evans/25-ways-to-ask-your-kids-so-how-was-school-today-without-asking-them-so-how-was-school-today_b_5738338.html

Listening is the best gift you can keep giving! for yourself, your children, your family, your community, your nation, your world.


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