National Health Observances

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:

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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

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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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

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.
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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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Obesity is NOT OK! And weight-based bullying, fat-shaming NOT OK! Sign the OAC’s Petition to Remove all apps with fat-shaming.

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Along with potentially serious health problems, obesity also carries with it the burden of being the last acceptable form of discrimination in today’s society. Because of this, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling on Amazon Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc. and the Microsoft Corporation to take the following actions:

Remove all applications perpetuating fat-shaming
Modify application review guidelines to exclude the approval of any application perpetuating weight bias, stigma or fat-shaming

Fat-shaming apps have the potential to continue the cycle of weight-based bullying in our Nation. Add your voice to removing fat-shaming apps: Apps such as, “Fatify,” “Fatbooth,” “Fat You” and others greatly perpetuate fat-shaming and weight bias in today’s society. childhood-obesity

Children are the primary users of these types of apps, and the apps are teaching children that the disease of obesity is a funny cosmetic issue, which we know is not true.

A letter by OAC President/CEO Joe Nadglowski and OAC Chairman Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, appeared in the Sunday New York Times! Read the full letter about why obesity is an important health issue and that fat shaming can actually make it worse: Stop Weight Based Shaming

Approximately 30 percent of girls with excess weight and 24 percent of boys with excess weight report being teased by peers at school. These apps have the potential to further exacerbate weight-based bullying and fat-shaming – especially in children. Stop weight shaming

The Health of Your Home Begins with you! Stop Childhood Obesity! La Salud De Tu Hogar Comienza Contigo! childhood_obesity


Get Healthy This Year! Take Our FREE Wellness Challenge, ÁmateAhora! Join us Thursday August 28th

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Free monthly body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measurement, nutritional coaching with team support, and 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. Our generous sponsor! 90 Day Champions Win Prizes. NutriMedicos Logo_New_Span

What: 90 Day ÁmateAhora Challenge, FREE
When: Thursday, August 28th 2014 at 630pm
Where: NutriMedicos- 1719 W. 18th Street (Pilsen, 60608)
How: RSVP on our event page or call 773.587.5909c Let's Do This!
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… dumping stuff in the blood can lead to severe long term illness. Mary Toko, Vaccine Researcher.

Proponents argue that vaccination is safe and one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century. They point out that illnesses, including rubella, diphtheria, and whooping cough, which once killed thousands of infants annually are now prevented by vaccination. They contend that anti-vaccination studies are often faulty, biased, and misleading.


Opponents argue that children’s immune systems can deal with most infections naturally, and that the possible side effects of vaccination, including seizures, paralysis, and death, are not worth the risk of safeguarding against non-life threatening illnesses. They contend that numerous studies prove that vaccines may trigger problems like autism, ADHD, and multiple sclerosis. Read more…


Children with ADD, ADHD, Autism or other behavioral disorders should never be given a vaccine… and never one with Thimerosal. It is an unnecessary mercury preservative. Linked to brain damage. Because this Thimerosal is banned from vaccines in Europe and elsewhere. Eileen Dannemann, Director of the National Coalition of Organized Women

Listen to Dr. Meryl Nass and other MDs speak out about the dangers associated with vaccination.

Fats that Heal Fats that Kill

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Hi everyone Daniel Foltz, Ámate Ahora Ohio Chapter Rep, sharing with you a very interesting look into the making of the oils we use to cook with!!!! It really amazed me on how much stuff is put in. Then removed from the oil to take the rancidness out of the oil after its been heated. Interestingly enough the process, like Crisco goes through, to make a solid is why some products can sit on the shelf for 30 years. Never rots, and there’s absolutely no nutritional value at all.

Dr. Udo Erasmus discusses a multitude of topics affecting the oil industry and the consumption of fats and oils and human health. Central to Udo’s book is the obvious misunderstanding that surrounds “Fats that Heal” versus “Fats that Kill”. He exposes the current fad of low-fat, no-fat, and even fake fat diets and the detrimental effects it has on an individuals physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Healing fats are required, together with other nutrients, to prevent and reverse so-called “incurable” degenerative diseases: heart disease, cancer, and Type II diabetes. Healing fats also help reverse arthritis, obesity, PMS, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, fatigue, yeast and fungal infections, addictions, certain types of mental illness, and many other conditions. Educate yourself!!!!! Check out the link. Enjoy.

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5 Fats That Don’t Make You Fat

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Daniel Foltz, Ámate Ahora Ohio Chapter Rep, shares there are a lot of myths out there regarding nutrition. We are always eager to try the next health fad or new diet in hopes of dropping pounds and feeling great. One of the biggest misconceptions is that fat makes you fat. Our society is obsessed with low-fat and fat-free products thinking they are healthier. This simply is not true. The majority of foods that are labeled low-fat or fat-free are refined processed foods in which the fat has been replaced with more sugar. Not a good option. In fact, many fats are very healthy, essential to our wellbeing, and even promote weight loss.  Our body requires fat in order to function properly. Plus, many necessary vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning the only way your body can absorb them is in the presence of fat. Check our these yummies. By Jen Broyles

Healthy Fats
1. Almonds Healthy Fats


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2. Avocados Healthy Fats


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3. Seeds Healthy Fats


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4. Olive Oil Healthy Fats


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5. Coconut Oil Healthy Fats