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Meet Gerry Yumul 2015 “I am CardioSmart” Grand Prize Winner thanks to the ACC

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Gerry Yumul – Coronary Artery Disease, Victoria, MN
@CardioSmart, American College of Cardiology
While at the dental office in February, I disclosed my chest pain and trip to urgent care, but the dentist said that I should be fine since I wasn’t experiencing any unusual symptoms. But when he injected Novocain into my gums, I fainted and was out for around 7 seconds. After I came to, the dentist strongly recommended that I go back to urgent care. My wife drove me to urgent care, where I got an ECG and was advised to see a cardiologist.

The following week I saw my first cardiologist, Dr. Pagan-Carlo. He took my vital signs and recommended that I get a stress test the following day. The test showed that my resting heart rate was fine but my stressed heart rate was abnormal. I went back to my cardiologist and he strongly advised me to get a coronary angiogram and potentially an angioplasty as well. I was asked then to make a decision and consent to the procedure. This is when I think the knowledge gained from working at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation came into play. I wasn’t inclined to get any major heart procedure since I felt fine that day. But the symptoms and their potential consequences, which I had seen in a lot of communications materials at work, helped me decide that the smarter decision was to follow my cardiologist’s advice.

The recovery period was a huge learning experience for me. In cardiac rehab, I learned how to gradually regain my strength, to live a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and stress management, to develop a way to cope with emotional challenges and appreciate the important things in life, like family and friends. The recovery and health improvements I have made to date validate all my effort and perseverance in changing my lifestyle.

CardioSmart is the patient education and support program developed by the American College of Cardiology. Its mission is to engage, inform and empower patients to better prepare them to participate in their own care. In 2013, CardioSmart established the “I am CardioSmart” contest to find individuals who were living well with specific heart disease conditions: high blood pressure, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, previous heart attack or coronary artery disease, and showcase their stories to inspire other patients. www.cardiosmart.orgwww.facebook.com/CardioSmart.

For the “I am CardioSmart” contest they asked the public how well are you living with heart disease. The responses were overwhelming! Their expert panel chose one winner in the following categories: Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Defect and Coronary Artery Disease. The winner in each category received a $100 Amazon/iTune gift card and have their stories featured on CardioSmart.org.

ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health will post for the next five days their inspiring stories from each of the 4 winners and the grand prize winner—a trip for two to San Diego, CA. And speak at the American College of Cardiology.


It’s National Doctor Day!!! @joinAmate WE THANK YOU!

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11064624_752305741543024_7583491269542494477_nWE THANK YOU!
Dr. Estella Hernandez​,MD/MPH, Dr. Annabelle Volgman,
Dr. Eduardo Montoya, Psy.D., Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan MD, Dr. Julie Ramos, MD, Dr. Karla Campos-Bekardi MD,
Dr. Rafaela Weffer, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Steven Rothschild MD, Dr. Mercedes Martinez MD, Dr. Juanita Mora MD​!


Agradecimiento especial…
Para la Dra Estella Hernández MD/MPH de NutriMedicos ella nos ha bendecido con su continua generosidad collaborando con el Movimiento de ÁmateAhora. Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH es doctora familiar y especialista Bariátrica, de Metabolismo y Peso. También practica Medicina Funcional. Mil gracias por su apoyo generoso y valioso tiempo.

ÁmateAhora, Voces Para La Salud…
ÁmateAhora es único, en el que somos agentes de transformación poderosos y diversos armados para abogar por un bienestar óptimo. Ofrecemos acceso a servicios de Salud en Español! Celebramos Anual con un Expo de Salud, Reto de 90 días (Mensual), ZUMBA (Semanal), y Abogamos para la Salud (Diario). ÁmateAhora causa líderes, Campeones de Salud. Creamos voces unificadas y comprometidas a movilizar a nuestra comunidad a ser responsables de nuestra salud un día a la vez!

Transformar Nuestra Salud al nivel Mundial…
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…
¡Únase con nosotros en dar reconocimiento a la Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH por su gran trabajo y generosa contribución como Mujer Destacada, en nombre de ÁmateAhora te damos gracias por tu labor. Por favor muestren apoyo con un GUSTA, comentario, y/o compartan.


Extra Special Thanks
Dr. Estella Hernandez MD/MPH from NutriMedicos! Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, MPH both a Family Physician and a Bariatric, Metabolism and Weight Management Specialist. She Practices Functional Medicine.

She has blessed us with her continuous generosity collaborating with the ÁmateAhora Movement to help the millions living with disease and the million more who are at risk.

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. We, at ÁmateAhora advocate, support, bring awareness for 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 thank Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD/MPH for your generous and most valued support. Please join us in acknowledging her work with a comment or share.

On behalf of ÁmateAhora we acknowledge you as a Distinguished Woman and Doctor thank you Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. 

Thank You Nutrimedicos

Latinos Unidos esta con Ámate Ahora, Voces para la Salud – Voices For Health!

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A Jugar Pelota! Célebre con la familia, Sunday Funday TODOS LOS DOMINGOS!

Listos para la temporada de béisbol!
Jugaremos en la Liga Mexicana de Béisbol Benito Juárez. Está compuesta por 12 equipos. Día de inicio es el 12 de Abril! Todos los equipos jugarán. La liga usara los tres diamantes. Sera en grande! Inicia a las 9AM luego al medio dia y el último partido es a las 3:00PM. Se lleva a cabo en el Parque Piotrowski. 4247 W 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60623.
A Jugar Pelota con AmateAhora

***9AM Latinos Unidos vs Mud Dogs (Diamante Norte- el que esta cerca de la piscina)

Latinos Unidos vs Mud Dogs (Diamante Norte- por la piscina)
Hay que estar temprano, para calentar, correr, prácticar y tomar fotos! únase con nosotros a las 8am, traigan a su familia.

Te invitamos…
El Sábado 04/04/15 Latinos Unidos tendrán un Béisbol Bash en el BounceSportsplex, 3310 Grove Ave, Berwyn 1:00PM-3:00PM. Ven a conocer, saludar, prácticar con el equipo Latinos Unidos y tomar fotos.

De parte de ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud!
Gracias Latinos Unidos por eligirnos como su causa preferida!!! Les deseamos mucha vitalidad, el apoyo familiar y una extraordinaria temporada de béisbol.

Gracias a los patrocinadores:
Lalo’s Restaurant on Maxwell
Y Familia Santana
Lalo's on Maxwell

Latinos Unidos esta con ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud!
Por favor apóyen a ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud! con un GUSTA/LIKE

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ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health Thank You for Your Support

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

Breaking the Silence…
Leticia is a marathon aficionado, advocate, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, entrepreneur, and caregiver. Mom a pacemaker recipient, after years of not managing her Type2 Diabetes, it damaged her heart and kidneys. Dad passed from a Heat Stroke that led to a massive heart attack. Chronic Illness is a silent killer. She was inspired to break the silence, share her family’s story and founded ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health. Interested in learning more visit http://www.joinAmate.org/


Her HeartStory…
After attending an American Heart Association Conference. She met WomenHeart, shared her family’s story, and was selected as a National Spokeswoman for HeartHealth specifically for the Hispanic/Latino Market. WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a non-profit patient advocacy organization that supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, the #1 killer of women. For more information visit http://www.womenheart.org/

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. Now Leticia has her own heart story. Speaking as a caregiver and advocate now patient heart champion.

Sharing her HeartStory Nationwide…
Leticia Madrigal MA, National Spokesperson for WomenHeart teamed up with a stellar lineup including a bilingual Cardiologist, Fitness Instructor, and bilingual Blood Pressure Screener for the HeartOfFitnessTour para La Mujer Hispana all in the name of Heart Health thanks to Burlington.

HeartOfFitnessTour travels the Nation including Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Arizona, and California, among others. Burlington donates $1 for every dress sold every February-March. Visit a location near you and help support WomenHeart. Bringing awareness to the 42M women living with heart disease and the million more at risk. http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/

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. Para mas información visita http://www.womenheart.org/

Knowing is Not Enough…
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 our health and being proactive. ÁmateAhora, LoveYouNow, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”

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 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 Health.

ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health…
ÁmateAhora is a non-profit bilingual, multicultural and powerfully diverse team of transformation agents standing to Live Healthy Worldwide! Rolling out free health services year round. Producing an Annual health expo (Fall 2015), leading 90Day Health Challenges (Monthly) supervised via Behavioral Psychologist Leticia Madrigal MA and Family Physician, Weight & Metabolism Specialist Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, hosting ZUMBA Sessions (Weekly), and we advocate for health (Daily). Visit http://www.joinAmate.org/

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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)!

Azul Holistic Spa -Eloisa

Eloisa Vasquez-
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

Azul Holistic Spa -EspinozaJose Del Carmelo Espinoza-
Campiono del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Managing Blood Pressure
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Maneja la Presión

Azul Holistic Spa Claudia

Claudia Martinez-
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

Azul Holistic Spa Francisca

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

Azul Holistic Spa OscarOscar Reyes-
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

AmateAhora contó su Historia Del Corazón está noche especial… Anabel Monge, TelemundoChicago

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Que bendecion hablar con Anabel Monge y Juan Orta de Telemundo Chicago. Mil gracias. Es siempre nuestro placer compartir.  

Contamos Nuestra Historia Del Corazón 

Leticia Madrigal, MA Psicológica Industria y Fundadora de AmateAhora comparte, “Estamos continuamente  transformando nuestro estado de salud. Nos alimentan una paz interior el saber y estar en acción de nuestro estado de salud”. #AmateAhora, Por Que Mañana Puede Ser Muy Tarde. 

Acompáñanos Lunes y Miércoles 6PM ZUMBA en 1757 W. 18th St 2ndo Piso. Nuestro Reto de Salud cada 90 Días patrocinado por Dr. Estella Hernandez MD de NutriMedicos, y Nuestro Expo de Salud anual este Otoño 2015. Llamen para una cita con Leticia al 773-587-5909. Para mas información http://www.joinAmate.org

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