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Azul HOLISTIC SPA Acknowledges our ÁmateAhora 90Day Polar Challenge Champions

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Mil Gracias y Thank You Azul HOLISTIC SPA! por patronizar los premios de reconocimiento del Reto Polar de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora. *Azul HOLISTIC SPA – The Healing Power Of Human Touch – Visit them at AZUL West Loop and AZUL River North. More info: http://www.azulholisticspa.com

ÁmateAhora 90 Polar Challenge

What is the 90 Day Health Challenge:

It’s a Health Challenge, you call it (by choosing your goal you gain a team) and we track it (we measure your performance).

We track your monthly body composite analysis (must take off your socks), We track your monthly blood pressure, We offer nutritional coaching by attending our monthly meet ups where we invite leading experts on health topics along with Leticia Madrigal Performance Psychologist.

Thanks to NutriMedicos you also receive a 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD family physician, specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management at 1743 W. 18th St, Pilsen, NutriMedicos.

You get a 40 Minute ZUMBA workout thanks to Coach Oscar Reyesand thanks to Los Hermanos Rios Market, 1757 W. 18th St, Pilsen,2floor we have their fabulous space where we host our coaching, screenings, and workout (bring gym shoes)!

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Campiona del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHealth (Team Leader) –
Top Performance in Losing Weight
Equipo: #PorMiSalud (Lider De Equipo) –
Superior Rendimiento en Bajar Peso

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Campiono del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Managing Blood Pressure
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Maneja la Presión

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Campiona del EQUIPO Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Leading a Team with Significant Results
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Ser Líder del equipo con Resultados Significativos

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Francisca Madrigal-
Campiona del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Dropping Body Fat %
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Bajar % de Grasa Corporal

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Campiono del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyFamily –
Top Performance in Increasing Family’s Consumption of Veggies
Equipo: #PorMiFamilia –
Superior Rendimiento en Aumentar el Consumo de Vegetales al nivel Familiar

Seeking a Dynamic ZUMBA Instructor to Join our AmateAhora ZUMBA Fitness Team

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Saludos & Good Day from #AmateAhora 90Day Monthly Health CHALLENGE & Weekly #ZUMBA. Humbly requesting your much needed services. For today’s ZUMBA class & on occasion (Team Pictures, Acknowledgement Days, Lead Zumba). At 1757 W. 18th St 60608, HeartOfChicago Pilsen in the 2nd Floor. ZUMBA Is at 6PM we also do Blood Pressure Screenings (Led by BP Team) before class. It’s a 40mins ZUMBA adults & a few older adults class. WE have a Super Fun Co-Ed Team. WE have a sound system, party lighting system, dozen mats. And me as co-lead ready to assist. If you are interested to join our AmateAhora ZUMBERO Instructors Team. Plz inbox. We seek your ZUMBA Leadership for today 6PM

EL DIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA MUJER…DOMINGO 8 DE MARZO…ON-LINE…1pm-3pm…CON MUJERES LIDERES de todas las edades en www.PLANETAXLIVE.com

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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

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Early Voting Ends Sat Feb 21st! Vote at the location that is works best for you, Bring ID, and Vote.

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Early Voting for the Feb. 24, 2015 Municipal Election will be offered from Mon., Feb. 9 through Sat., Feb. 21.

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All 51 Early Voting sites will be open Monday through Saturday – 9 am-5 pm. Sunday hours will be offered at five regional sites, as listed below.

Any voter registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voter lives.

Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to use Early Voting, but voters do need to present government photo ID during early voting.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS & HOURS

Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., Feb. 15: 9 am-3 pm

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., Feb. 15: 9 am-3 pm

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., Feb. 15: 9 am-3 pm

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., Feb. 15: 9 am-3 pm

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

33rd Ward – Horner Park  2741 W. Montrose Ave
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., Feb. 15: 9 am-3 pm

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western
Feb. 9 – Feb. 21
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

TU ERES EL CAMBIO QUE QUIERES VER EN EL MUNDO

Join WomenHeart & Burlington on the Heart of Fitness Tour, visiting 10 States & PR. KickOff 2/3rd

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What’s Happening February? February is “Heart Health” Month

While every adult should be checked for heart health, women in particular need to focus on this issue. Burlington stores and WomenHeart have partnered together in support of this initiative. The Heart of Fitness Tour hits 10 National Locations. Join us! Stop by say hello I’ll be at 5 of the 10 locations. Se habla Español y Material en Español.

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Reaching the more than 43 million women who are living with or at risk for heart disease is WomenHeart’s objective. Meet and Greet your very own National WomenHeart Champions.

There are over 600 of us. We are women with heart disease who have been trained to share our stories and important messages about heart health to empower women to take charge of our heart health.

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Why at a Shopping Center? Shopping is one of the top ten ways women spend their time.

That’s where WomenHeart’s partnership with Burlington comes in!  What better way to share potentially lifesaving heart health information with the most women possible than when they are shopping? This has been a formula for success for WomenHeart, who has partnered with Burlington stores for the past four years on nationwide educational outreach activities during February, American Heart Month, as well as the month of March.

Burlington Presenting the 2015 Heart of Fitness Tour

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This year, WomenHeart and Burlington will once again join together to present a new Heart of Fitness Tour, an educational outreach initiative designed to reach women in ten cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.


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Heart of Fitness Tour: Bonus Opportunity

February 1 through March 31, customers are invited to help raise funds to increase awareness about the importance of women’s heart health and support women living with heart disease. Burlington will support WomenHeart’s mission to empower women to take charge of their heart health by donating $1 for each dress sold in Burlington stores, up to $25,000, in February and March. Burlington customers will also be invited to make a donation to WomenHeart at the cash register in Burlington’s 590 retail locations.  As a thank you for their donation, customers will receive a coupon for 20% off a purchase from 1-800-Flowers.com.

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Heart of Fitness Events

  • Medical professionals will offer complimentary heart health screenings, including blood pressure checks and heart disease risk factor screenings. At past events, customers have been identified and referred for medical evaluation for potential heart disease.
  • Fitness instructors will lead participants in fun, moderate exercises.
  • WomenHeart Champions — women heart disease survivors who have been trained to deliver community education — will be on hand to answer questions and distribute complimentary Red Bags of Courage, filled with heart health information and resources, in both English and Spanish.

Burlington Coat Factory Heart of Fitness Cities and Dates

Each event takes place 11:00 am- 4:00 pm.  The fitness activity is scheduled Noon – 1:00 pm.

IL Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District. Tuesday, February 3         Chicago, IL (1100 South Canal St.) 3dfd1ed

NY Meet Dr. Claudia Serrano M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory– Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL claudia-serrano-gomez-md--11524mediumfixed

Thursday, February 4
        New York, NY (40 E. 14th St.)
Thursday,  February 6       New Jersey, NY (TBA)

Thursday,  February 6         Puerto Rico (SR 2 & Main Ave.)

Tuesday,  February 10         Dallas, TX (3131 Forest Ln.)

Thursday, February 12         Houston, TX (16311 F.M. 529)

Tuesday,  February 17         Miami, FL (5737 NW 7th St.)

Thursday, February 19         Tampa, FL (955 W. Brandon Ave., Brandon)

Thursday, February 26         Atlanta (5766 Buford Hwy. North, Doraville)

AZ Meet Dr. Karla Campos M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL  Tuesday,  February 24    Phoenix, AZ (5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe) 

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LA Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory Thursday, February 26      Los Angeles (1201 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL 3dfd1ed

Helping the Millions living w Disease & the Million more who are at Risk, Vote for Dr. Estella Hernandez MD

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imgresNutriMedicos Logo_New_SpanVote for Estella Hernandez, Today.

Extra Special Thanks to Dr. Estella Hernandez MD from NutriMedicos! She has blessed us with her continuous generosity helping the ÁmateAhora Movement help the millions living with disease and the million more who are at risk. ÁmateAhora wants to continue developing relationships with organizations like NutriMedicos that are committed and willing work with ÁmateAhora to elevate a sense of urgency around chronic disease. Patient care, patient empowerment, caregiver support, and inspire overall healthy living; educating families about the prevention, management of chronic disease and cause people to take action for their health. We @joinAmate thank Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD Family Physician, Bariatric, Metabolism and Weight Management Specialist, Practicing Functional Medicine. for your generous andmost valued support. Please join us in acknowledging her work by voting for Estella Hernandez as La Raza Mujer Destacada. On behalf of ÁmateAhora we thank you for vote. Panelist at Amate Ahora 2013

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Voten Por Dr Estella Hernandez, Hoy! #MujerDestacada, La Raza Newspaper

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Agradecimiento especial para la Dra Estella Hernández MD de NutriMedicos ella nos ha bendecido con su continua generosidad ayudando al Movimiento de ÁmateAhora. Juntos ayudamos a los millones que viven con enfermedades y los millónes más que están en riesgo. ÁmateAhora quiere seguir desarrollando relaciones con organizaciones como NutriMedicos que están comprometidos y dispuestos a trabajar en esta misión. Para elevar un sentido de urgencia de nuestra salud especialmente de las enfermedades crónicas. La atención al paciente, dar apoyo para los cuidadores de los pacientes, e inspirar la vida sana en general; educar a las familias sobre la prevención y manejo de enfermedades crónicas y asistir a la comunidad a tomar medidas para su salud. Nosotros @joinAmate damos gracias a la doctora Estella Hernández, MD Family Physician. Especialista Bariátrica, Metabolismo y Peso. Ella practica Medicina Funcional. Mil gracias por su apoyo tan generoso y valioso tiempo. Por favor, únase con nosotros en el reconocimiento de su trabajo al votar por Estella Hernández como Mujer Destacada, La Raza. En nombre de ÁmateAhora te damos gracias por votar.

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Leticia Madrigal, MA – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL

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Leticia is a marathon aficionado, advocate, industrial/organizational psychologist, and caregiver. Mom a pacemaker survivor after Type2 Diabetes damaged her heart and dad passed from a Heat Stroke that led to a massive heart attack. She was inspired to share their family’s story and founded ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health. She reached out to WomenHeart. Thanks to WomenHeart, insisting she see a Cardiologist, they saved her life. Fall 2014 she was first detected with a Heart Murmur, later diagnosed with Valvular Regurgitation aka “Leaky Valves”. It’s a condition where the valves don’t close properly making her heart work harder.

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Thought she was protected from heart disease, due to her healthy lifestyle, but quickly learned that every woman is at risk. Leticia urges you to be your family’s Heart Health Champion. She shares, “There comes great peace and power in coming to terms with your health and being proactive. ÁmateAhora, LoveYouNow, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”

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This February Leticia Madrigal MA, National Spokesperson for WomenHeart will co-lead with a Cardiologist the HeartOfStyleTours for La Mujer Hispana collaborating with BurlingtonCoatFactory. Where she will be sharing her HeartStory in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Stay tuned for the details.

Mujeres Hispanas Están en Mayor Riesgo…
¿Sabía usted que la enfermedad cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte entre las mujeres en Estados Unidos y que las mujeres hispanas están en mayor riesgo? Un reciente estudio indica que por lo menos el 71% de las mujeres hispanas tienen por lo menos un factor de riesgo asociado con enfermedades cardiacas.

Compartiré Mi História De Corazón al Nivel National…
WomenHeart y el Equipo de Burlington se unen por el cuarto año consecutivo para Educar a las Mujeres sobre las Enfermedades del Corazón, la Causa Principal de Muertes en las Mujeres. En Febrero, Leticia Madrigal, MA portavoz de WomenHeart compartirá su história de corazón en Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Síguenos atentamente para todos los detalles. 

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Interested in learning more visit http://www.womenheart.org/

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Your fork, fingers and feet can determine your fate via Dr. Joel Kahn #amateahora

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Imagine walking out of the doctor’s office for your check up at age 50 and beaming because you were told that you were at super low risk for heart disease. In fact, the doctor said you had ideal levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, fasting glucose and smoking status. Would you be surprised that ideal levels are found in only a small number of those checked? Did they get their healthy heart status by luck or did they have lifestyle habits early in life that promoted winning the “ideal” status banner? Can you plan, even in your teens or 20’s to do the same? read more http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/plant-powered-diet-youth-healthy-heart/

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CARDIA Study Shows Choices Matter When it Comes to Preventing Heart Disease

The Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults Study or CARDIA has been studying the health of thousands of people recruited when they were 18-30 years old and followed for 20 years or more. They reported on habits associated with having this “ideal” heart status and the lessons are instructive and simple for all. At the beginning of the study, 44 percent had low risk heart status mainly because they were so young, and the “ideal” measurements by 20 years of follow-up fell to 25 percent of the group. Apparently things like getting older, jobs and raising families challenge us to remain on a healthy path.

The researchers looked at five simple lifestyle habits to see how they related to having the low cardiac risk at year 20. These habits were: not smoking, optimal body weight, and diet habits that incorporated higher amounts of fiber (think plants), potassium (think plants), calcium (think nuts and seeds) and less saturated fats (again think plants.) Regular physical activity and average alcohol intake (vs. none) were the other lifestyle habits measured. They also looked at a second score (AHEI) of food items and gave point for higher levels of eating vegetables, fruit, fish and poultry, non-meat protein like nuts and soy, whole grains, low trans fats, moderate alcohol intake, and a higher polyunsaturated to saturated fat intake.

The Results Are In

Drum roll please! Whether judged by the five lifestyle habits or the multi-component AHEI food score, the better the lifestyle at a young age, the greater was the chance of ending up in middle age with a low heart disease risk status. It is not chance, it is lifestyle choices baby! You are in control. Your fork, fingers and feet can determine your fate.

For example, participants who practiced all five lifestyle habits had a 60 percent low risk heart status compared to participants with zero to one healthy habits who had about a five percent chance of being rated low risk in mid-life. That is a big difference that will result in a much better chance of living a normal span of years without illness and disability. The same trend and numbers existed for those with the highest points on the AHEI score vs the lowest. The most powerful predictor of ending up low risk in mid-life was…..never smoking as the other positive lifestyle habits were most common in those that also chose to never smoke. So give it up now if you are still smoking. Eat leaves, don’t smoke them!

From a Doc’s Perspective

I heard a piece of ancient Indian wisdom this week I want to share. It says “A person with health has 1000 dreams while a person without good health has only one dream.” The message of the CARDIA trial is that you are never too young, or too old, to plan to lower your risk of heart disease, the number one killer in Western society. Failing to plan is planning to fail and it will steal your dreams. Never smoke, eat lots of your damn vegetables and fruits, work out, stay thin by passing up on extra processed junk foods, and enjoy a glass of wine now and then. Please keep my waiting room empty.

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A, B, C, D…understanding the parts of #Medicare. Coverage choices. Deadline today 12/7th!

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You have two ways to get Medicare. 1-855-611-4116 ReEnroll AARP

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Step 1

Enroll in Original Medicare when you become eligible
Original Medicare

Covers hospital stays

Covers doctor and

outpatient visits

Step 2

If you want additional coverage, you have choices
Keep Original Medicare and add Medicare Supplement Insurance

Helps with some of the out–of–pocket
expenses not paid by Medicare Parts A & B

Keep Original Medicare and add Medicare Supplement Insurance

Helps with some of the out–of–pocket
expenses not paid by Medicare Parts A & B

Enroll in Medicare Advantage plan Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Or
Combines Parts A & B and may cover prescription drugs
Additional benefits
If your Part C plan doesn’t

include prescription drugs,
consider adding Part D

And/Or Medicare Part D

Covers medications
your doctor prescribes

Medicare supplement plans only work with Original Medicare. If a private insurer knows that you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, the insurer can’t sell you Medicare supplement insurance unless you are switching to Original Medicare.

How Medicare parts and plans work together

As this article shows, you can combine different Medicare parts and plans to meet your specific needs. Your choices depend on which path you take—Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage.

Some people who choose Original Medicare add prescription drug coverage (Part D) and Medicare supplement insurance, but it’s not required. Most Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage plus additional benefits like vision, dental and hearing coverage—all in one plan.

If you have a Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan (PFFS) that does not include prescription drug coverage, you can buy a standalone Part D prescription drug plan. This is the only type of Medicare Advantage plan that allows you to do this.

View all the Medicare parts – plus Medicare supplement insurance – in one simple chart.

View chart  click here.http://www.medicaremadeclear.com/about/medicare-coverage-choices/