National Health Observances

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

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WomenHeart2015My HeartStory…
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.”

heart_of_style_logoSharing My HeartStory Nationwide…
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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Por La Mujer Hispana,  join us #HeartofFitnessTour

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Thanks to BurlingtonCoatFactory I’ll be on the #HeartOfFitnessTour on behalf of WomenHeart.

WomenHeart & Burlington want to educate women nationwide about their risk for heart disease, the #1 killer of women. By knowing & managing their risk factors & their family history, women can protect their hearts. That is why WomenHeart & B

February 1 through March 31, Visit your local Burlington Coat Factory. Customers can support women living with heart disease at their local Burlington stores by donating $1 or more at check-out to benefit WomenHeart and their mission to educate women about the importance of heart health and to support women living with the disease. As a thank you for donating, customers will receive 20% off their purchase at http://www.1-800Flowers.com. Burlington will also donate $1, up to $25,000, to WomenHeart for every dress sold.

burlingtonPeople all across the country are invited to stop by their local Burlington to visit the Heart of Fitness Tour, a mobile event where they will experience a fun and informative women’s oasis, complete with plush comfortable seating and stylish décor. Experienced heart health professionals will be on board to provide complimentary heart health screenings, consisting of blood pressure and Body Mass Index tests, as well as a risk factor questionnaire. In addition, bi-lingual educational materials, sponsored by Burlington, will be provided by WomenHeart Champions,heart disease survivors and community educators.

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Hoy es el Día Nacional de la Esclerosis Múltiple. @joinÁmate les mandamos un fuerte abrazo a los valientes que la padecen.

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Mandamos nuestro amor, fuerza y rezos para todas las almas que los cuidan. #AmateAhora

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Hoy es el Día Nacional de la Esclerosis Múltiple (EM).

Más de 1.000 personas al año padecen esa enfermedad. Es la segunda causa de minusvalía, y con más frecuencia en mujeres que en hombres (2 por 1).

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Es una afección muy dificil. Se siguen las investigaciones y los tratamientos de muy diverso tipo y de muy diversa índole, y se sigue sin sabe qué ocurre con esta mielina.

Nosotros podemos decir, de paso, que hemos trabajado y seguimos haciéndolo con esta afección, y la verdad es que la Medicina Tradicional China (MTC) ha colaborado enormemente a la recuperación de muchas de estas personas.

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#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
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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!

VISITEN SU DOCTOR:
  • 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.

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“Pump Brain” and Cognition

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Join our Rush/WomenHeart of ChicagoWest Meet Up Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Rush Heart Center for Women. This patient support group is for women,

of all ages, with or at risk for, heart disease.

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

5:45pm – 7:30pm

Location: Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Medical Office Building

2nd Floor, Room 2000, 610 S Maple St., Oak Park, IL

Program: Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, MD, Neurologist, Rush Memory Clinic

Topic: “Pump Brain” and Cognition

WH-ChicagoWest@womenheart.org or call (847) 404-2952 for additional information.

For more information on WomenHeart of Chicago West, contact

Complimentary parking around the hospital and medical building

Free of charge and priceless! Light, heart-healthy appetizers served

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NEELUM AGGARWAL, MD

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  • Associate professor of neurological sciences
  • Clinical core co-leader, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Senior attending neurologist, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Co-investigator and senior attending neurologist, Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP)
  • Co-investigator and senior attending neurologist, Minority Aging Research Study (MARS)
  • Physician referral line: (312) 942-3333

Trai​ning

  • B.Sc. (Honors), 1984, University of Windsor, Biology
  • MD, 1988, Chicago Medical School, Medicine
  • Residency, 1992, Henry Ford Hospital, Neurology
  • Fellowship, 1996, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center/Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Academic Interests

Aggarwal’s academic interests focus on understanding the cognitive, physical and psychosocial changes that occur in individuals as they age. Specific areas of her work include community-based participatory research focusing on risk factors for cognitive decline, with a special emphasis on how vascular disease and neuroimaging changes relate to cognitive functioning and Alzheimer’s disease in minority populations.

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and clinical management of persons with all types of dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, Fronto-temporal dementia and Vascular dementia). Clinical trial specialist with expertise in National Institute on Aging-funded trials (Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study- ADCS) and pharmaceutical trials.

Representative Publications

  1. Aggarwal  NT, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, De Jager PL, Bennett DA, Evans DA, DeCarli C. The Association of MRI Measures with Cognitive Function in a Biracial Population Sample Arch Neurol 2010:67(4):475-482
  2. Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Beck TL, Bienias JL, Bennett DA. Motor Dysfunction in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Risk of Incident Alzheimer’s disease Arch Neurol 2006:63:1763-1769
  3. Aggarwal NT, Bienias JL, Bennett DA, Wilson RS, Morris MC, Schneider JA, Shah RC, Evans DA. The Relation of Cigarette Smoking to Incident Alzheimer’s disease in a Biracial Urban Population Neuroepidemiology, 2006: 26:140-146
  4. Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, Berry-Kravis E, Bennett DA. The Apolipoprotein E e4 allele and Incident Alzheimer’s disease in Person’s with Mild Cognitive Impairment Neurocase 2005:11, 3-7
  5. Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Beck T, Bienias JL, Bennett DA. Mild Cognitive Impairment in Different Functional Domains and Incident Alzheimer’s disease Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2005:76:1479-84