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New Lead Oncology Host for Yale Cancer Answers Radio Show and Podcast 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & michael.masciadrelli@yale.edu
New Haven, Connecticut, July 18, 2024 - Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) announce Dr. Eric Winer, Director of YCC and President and Physician-in-Chief of SCH , as the new host of Yale Cancer Answers, a weekly Connecticut Public Radio show and podcast. He will make his on-air hosting debut on Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET on WNPR . Dr. Winer's first program, "Confronting Inequities in Cancer," features Dr. Tracy Battaglia , associate director of equity in cancer care at YCC, who will share her research on how best to resolve disparities in cancer. health. In future episodes, Winer and his guests will explore advances in cancer treatment, clinical trials, the financial toxicities patients face, and how to improve quality cancer care.

"At Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, we are committed to providing the best cancer care, research and education," Winer said. "We are determined that every person with cancer who walks through our doors or lives in our community has equal access to cancer care and the advances provided by research. Yale Cancer Answers is an important part of our mission to close the gap. gaps in care by providing understandable and reliable information about cancer and prevention." 

With the rise of early-onset cancers, Winer said there is a growing need for quality medical information that patients can trust about cancer warning signs, treatment options and clinical trials. Winer, the Alfred Gilman Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and vice dean of Cancer Research at Yale School of Medicine, is an internationally renowned expert in breast cancer. He is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Yale Cancer Answers averages 4,000 live listeners during the weekly radio show which is also available on Apple Podcasts, YouTube and the YCC website. 

About Yale Cancer Center:  Yale Cancer Center has been a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center since 1974 and is one of 57 centers in the nation. Yale Cancer Center is a collaboration between nationally and internationally renowned scientists and physicians from Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital. This partnership allows the center to provide the best approaches for cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. 

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Mourns the Passing of Dear Board Member Dr. Gail Wilensky

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Adolph P. Falcón • 202-797-4341, afalcon@healthyamericas.org.   Photo by Geisinger

Washington, July 14, 2024 - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Board of Directors member, Dr. Gail Wilensky, (right). “His commitment, wisdom and unwavering dedication to our mission have left an indelible mark on our organization and the lives of many,” said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, president and CEO of the Alliance. National Alliance for Hispanic Health:  https://www.healthyamericas.org/

Dr. Gail Wilensky was a beacon of insight and humanity, whose contributions over the years have been invaluable. In addition to being brilliant, she was always kind and supportive. He brought a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and a unique perspective that enriched every discussion and decision. She will continue to inspire us as we move forward, guided by the principles she deeply valued. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. 

Those wishing to honor Dr. Wilensky's life can send a donation to Project HOPE, where she worked for more than three decades, or to the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. To read Dr. Wilensky's full obituary, click:  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/gail-wilensky-obituary?id=55566605&fhid=10909 
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (La Alianza)
The Alliance is the leading source of science-based information and a trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States, whose mission is to achieve better health for all. 

For more information visit us at https://www.nuestrasalud.org/

Youth Mentor Valentina Ferrer and Global Superstar J Balvin Celebrate New York Students with Glasswing International 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Grace Parazzoli | gparazzoli@glasswing.org
Valentina Ferrer and J Balvin at Glasswing event 

New York, June 17, 2024 - Last Saturday, Valentina Ferrer, co-founder, model and entrepreneur of KAPOWDER, along with global superstar, J Balvin , joined Glasswing International at the Hard Rock Hotel to inspire and celebrate the achievements of more than 200 New York City high school students, including recently arrived immigrant youth. Valentina volunteers at Glasswing youth programs in New York City, helping develop key skills and instilling confidence in students. "As a Glasswing volunteer, it is a privilege to be a part of these students' journeys; to hear them share their dreams and witness their tenacity as they strive for them ," Valentina shared. 

Glasswing New York's programs focus on developing social-emotional skills, mental health, and reading and English language support, which are critical for students to adapt to the challenges of their new environments. As Celina de Sola, co-founder and president, shared, " Valentina not only shares her experience and motivates students to believe in themselves, but she also reminds them of their courage and potential, something we all needed when we were teenagers."
Valentina Ferrer and J Balvin with Glasswing students in NYC 

At its 10th annual gala on October 10, Glasswing will highlight this work and honor Valentina Ferrer for her deep commitment to the youth and communities of New York, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Gala brings together a diverse group of 400 people, including business leaders, fashion pioneers and icons, diplomats, cause-driven celebrities, thought leaders, corporate partners and media. 

Glasswing works in 15 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and New York City, directly impacting more than 3 million lives and mobilizing more than 150,000 volunteers. Glasswing has invested more than $200 million across the region to address the root causes of poverty and violence through education and health programs that empower youth and communities, and strengthen public systems. 

For more information about Glasswing International, visit  https://glasswing.org/

Samaritan's Purse Deploys to Help Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Iowa 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Meyber Santos, MSantos@samaritan.org , +1 (828) 263-3394
Rhett and Faith Salisbury pray with volunteers who presented them with a Billy Graham Study Bible signed by the team. 

Boone N.C., May 23, 2024 - Samaritan's Purse has personnel in southwest Iowa responding after Tuesday's storm system that produced numerous tornadoes, giant hail and heavy rain throughout the state. A powerful tornado virtually leveled the heart of Greenfield, Iowa, claiming several lives and reducing homes and businesses to rubble. The community of 2,000 people is slowly recovering from the devastation. Samaritan's Purse International Relief A disaster relief unit, a truck loaded with tools and equipment, left the international Christian relief organization's ministry center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, yesterday to provide the assistance so many families need in Iowa. Relief Specialists Disaster responders coordinate with churches and local authorities in Greenfield to help affected families begin the road to recovery. 
Volunteers join in prayer in the Minden neighborhood where twisters ripped up trees and homes. 

"On Tuesday, devastating tornadoes ripped through the heart of the country, leaving a trail of death and destruction," said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. "My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones and homes, and who must now rebuild their lives. Please pray with me for them and for the Samaritan's Purse teams who respond in Jesus' name." In the coming days, volunteers from across the country will be called upon to fan out and serve families in need by repairing their roofs, clearing debris from their properties, and reminding them that God has not forgotten them in the midst of this terrible tragedy. To stay up to date on or be a part of the response, visit SamaritansPurse.org for more information. 
Based in Boone, North Carolina, Samaritan's Purse responds to the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis situations, especially in places where few work. Under the leadership of President and CEO Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide relief to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information, visit  https://samaritanspurse.org./ 

Breakthrough New York Names Next Executive Director Nikki Thompson
By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Adron Carter, director of foreign relations Breakthrough New York, adron@breakthroughnewyork.org.   Photo by citybiz

                      (Nikki Thompson)

New York, May 22, 2024 - Nikki began her role on May 15 and brings extensive experience in the New York City social sector, with a focus on education. She began her career as an admissions officer at Barnard, then worked as a 7th grade social studies teacher in East New York, as a senior manager at the NYC Department of Education, and then at Teach For America. She has spent the majority of her career at One Goal, a national college access and success organization, where she was the founding Executive Director of the New York region and subsequently the first Director of Regional Operations, overseeing six regions. Nikki joins Breakthrough from NYC KIDS Rise, where she served as Director of Development. Nikki expressed her connection to Breakthrough: "As a first-generation college student, Breakthrough's mission to provide low-income students with the opportunities, resources, and relationships to succeed in rigorous schools and careers resonates deeply with my personal experience and my belief that young people can achieve anything, with the right support in their corner.” 

Nikki succeeds Beth Onofry as CEO, who will step down at the end of June after six years in the role as her family relocates to Buffalo. Under Beth's leadership, Breakthrough continued its expansion to three centers in New York and its evolution as a 10-year college access and success program, including serving students across COVID-19. Beth will end her term by celebrating the college graduation of the first class of students who enrolled and completed the full 10-year program. Thanking her for her time at Breakthrough, 

Beth commented: “It has been a great honor to lead this incredible organization for the past six years. We have lived through a time of incredible change and I am proud of how we have endured and what we have achieved together. “I am also excited about what the future holds for our organization and our students.” David Sherman, Board President, commented: “On behalf of the Board, we want to thank Beth for everything she has done for Breakthrough over the past six years, and we wish her all the best in Buffalo. I also want to share how excited the board members are to welcome Nikki. “With his experience and proven track record of leadership, we are confident that Breakthrough will be in an excellent position to continue improving and strengthening the program.”
About Breakthrough New York:
Breakthrough is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing underserved students to succeed in college and beyond. Through innovative educational programs and mentoring, Breakthrough empowers students to realize their full potential and become leaders in their communities. For more information, visit    https://btny.org/

Zuniga Health Unlimited Telehealth Is a Unique Post-Covid Offer 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Sonja Reians, sreians@zunigahealth.com.   Photo by Salud Florida Magazine
Miami, May 16, 2024 - During Covid, telehealth became a key element for people to seek care, and telehealth utilization was at an all-time high. Many post-Covid health plans are ending or limiting their telehealth offerings, while other health plans still believe in the importance of telehealth. Zuniga Health LLC, an innovative health plan for small and medium-sized businesses, has continued its commitment to free unlimited telehealth, while most other health plans charge fees of more than $40 for telehealth visits. www.zunigahealth.com Among the many benefits of telehealth is convenience: users don't have to leave home and can contact a doctor even outside of regular office hours. These benefits are especially interesting for employees who work irregular hours or live in underserved locations, where access to facilities is limited. It is also a savior for many employees with families, who have little time to travel and wait at a doctor's office. Telehealth offers services such as prescription refills, provider visits for pain, fever, seasonal flu, urinary tract infections, skin infections, etc. Telepsychiatry services continue to see strong growth as patients realize how convenient it is to conduct counseling and therapy from home. 

Zuniga Health offers unlimited 24/7 telehealth and telepsychiatry on all plans, even the most basic ones. Services are offered in English and Spanish. Zuniga Health directly addresses the needs of Hispanic small businesses and their employees, as studies have shown that non-English speakers often have difficulty using telehealth. Zuniga Health is the only Hispanic-owned health plan in the U.S. targeting the Hispanic business market. Zuniga Health's mission is to increase the number of Hispanic employees who get affordable and accessible health benefits, and telehealth plays an important role in that. Insurance premiums in the US are increasing by double-digit percentages. These accelerating costs are a threat to the economic stability of small businesses and workers' access to health care. Zuniga Health plans are very affordable and customizable on a "pay as you need" basis.
Zuniga Health's Minimum Essential Coverage (mec) and Minimum Value Plan (MVP) are designed to meet each employee's budget. In addition to unlimited telehealth, all plans have free preventive care and free preventive medications. Employees choose the number of doctor and lab visits they want for the year and pay accordingly. MVP options include hospital days. All plans use a top-tier provider network with thousands of Spanish-speaking providers. 

Goya Cares launches a new educational video to raise young people about mental health

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Natalie Maniscalco, natalie@retromedianyc.com, 845.659.6506
Jersey City, NJ, May 13, 2024 - Goya Cares , a global initiative dedicated to protecting children from the dangers of child trafficking and raising awareness about prevention and health education mental health, announces the release of her new educational video, #PressPause , in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to protecting children from the dangers of child trafficking and raising awareness about prevention and mental health education, announces the launch of its new educational video, #PressPause, in support of the Month of Mental Health Awareness. "Goya Cares focuses on the protection of children and children who suffer from mental illness and become vulnerable to drugs, alcohol, manipulation and abuse. It is essential that we equip young people with the knowledge and tools they need to care for their mental well-being and to support programs focused on education and prevention. We want to reach children before they become victims of abuse, trafficking or exploitation," said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods. 

The 15-minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoMS3dflTik features Sofía Rodríguez, a 15-year-old girl struggling with mental health issues, as well as advice from expert mental health professionals. The moral of the film focuses on the importance of having compassion, standing up for yourself and others, advocating for open communication in families and communities about mental health, and the need for support systems for youth. "Press Pause" highlights the importance of small, kind gestures and the courage to face and talk about personal problems and serves as a reminder of the profound effect that empathy and support can have. With support from Goya Cares coalition partners, Goya offers free school assemblies and curriculum in classrooms across the United States. Press Pause is part of Goya's broader efforts to educate students and parents about the warning signs and red flags of child trafficking, the dangers of online exploitation, and how to get help through the series: Goya Cares LIGHT 

For more information, visit: https://goyacares.com/es/home/

About Goya Cares: Goya Cares was created in 2021 and has helped raise awareness among millions of people around the world, while supporting organizations and individuals, through the Goya Cares coalition. The mission of Goya Cares is to educate, support and protect children and families from being enslaved, abused and subjected to the trauma associated with child trafficking and the impact of mental health; encourage community collaboration by recognizing the risks and working collectively to raise awareness and protect our young people. 

Scammers Are Altering Seniors' Caller IDs: New York State Senior Action Council's "April Medicare Scam" 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Loren Pomerantz, 917-902-0219, loren@combined-forces.com. Photo by CNBC

Albany, New York , April 17, 2024 - The New York StateWide Senior Action Council (StateWide), an organization dedicated to defending the rights of seniors in the state of New York, today announced its Medicare Fraud of the Month for April: Tampering with Seniors' Caller IDs. Statewide Fraud of the Month is a component of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP ), the definitive resource for New York State seniors and caregivers to detect, prevent and report fraud, errors and abuse in health care. StateWide is the New York grantee/administrator for this Federal Program. "Scammers are spoofing your caller ID to appear as Medicare, Social Security, or your doctor's office. They want to verify a person's information to steal their medical identity," explained María Álvarez, CEO of StateWide. He added, "Medicare will never cold call you or ask you to verify your information. Also, beware of scammers offering you FREE gifts in exchange for your Medicare number, that's illegal." 
Alvarez offers the following tips to New York seniors to protect themselves from such fraud: If you answer the phone and it's not who you expected, HANG UP immediately. Verify the IDENTITY of callers. Call again using a trusted number to confirm the legitimacy of the caller. Never give PERSONAL information, such as your passwords, Medicare, or Social Security number to an unsolicited caller. Do not answer any questions, especially those that can be answered with "YES" or "NO." Be careful if you are being PRESSURED to get information right away. Always review your Medicare statements. Look for SUSPICIOUS CLAIMS, such as supplies you didn't receive or services you didn't request. 

To report a suspicious call, or if your personal information or Medicare number has been compromised, call the NYS Senior Medicare Patrol Helpline at 800-333-4374, or visit www.nysenior.org . Our counselors are ready to help! The NYS SMP and its trained counselors and volunteers help educate Medicare beneficiaries in the fight against health care fraud. It also provides information and educational presentations. It is estimated that Medicare fraud costs taxpayers more than $60 billion dollars nationally per year. To help combat this illicit industry, StateWide announced its Fraud of the Month program in 2022 to highlight these scams committed against the state's seniors.

On the occasion of ET Embassy Day, the Raelian Movement Defends the Independence of Puerto Rico through the Establishment of an Extraterrestrial Embassy 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Kasyo Perrier, (617) 967-6179, usa@raelpress.org.   Photo by El Nuevo Siglo   

April 5, 2024, San Juan, P.R. - The International Raelian Movement, under the guidance of spiritual leader Maitreya Rael, proudly announces the 10th Annual ET Embassy Day, scheduled for on April 6, 2024. This historic event underscores a decisive move toward establishing an Embassy on Earth, dedicated to formally welcoming our extraterrestrial creators, the Elohim. "For decades, the Raelian Movement has been at the forefront of defending the independence of territories eclipsed by colonial rule. Now, we imagine Puerto Rico at the heart of humanity's most monumental project: hosting the Embassy of our creators extraterrestrials," declared Charly Urso, leader of the Raelian Movement in Puerto Rico. "This privilege will not only provide substantial economic benefits and opportunities to Puerto Rico, but will also mark it as the nation chosen for this extraordinary honor." 
The initiative aims to take advantage of Puerto Rico's talented workforce and its construction experience, to create an unparalleled architectural marvel. The Embassy will serve as a beacon of peace and a bridge between Earth and the Elohim, who are credited with engineering all life on our planet millennia ago. "Embracing our extraterrestrial creators opens a new chapter for humanity, one filled with the promise of shared advanced knowledge and the potential for Earth to become a paradise," Urso explained. "In addition, the nation blessed to host the Embassy will be under the protection of the Elohim, emerging as a global center of spirituality and science for future generations." ET Embassy Day is more than an event; is a campaign to raise awareness in the global community of the imminent arrival of our creators, in addition to gathering support for their welcome. 

"As we contemplate welcoming the Elohim to Puerto Rico, we invite everyone to join us in this visionary effort. This project is not just about constructing a building; it is about forging connections between civilizations and sculpting a future brightest for humanity," concluded Urso. The Raelian Movement is dedicated to preparing the world for this extraordinary encounter, firmly believing in the transformative impact it will have on world peace, scientific advancement, and spiritual enlightenment. For more details, please visit:  https://www.rael.org/events/et-embassy-day/

FII Conference in Miami attracts celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe and Augusto Valverde founder of Global Child "Travel and Purpose" 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & manuel @globalchildtv.com 

Miami, March 26, 2024 - Augusto Valverde, the visionary behind Global Child "Travel & Purpose", remains at the forefront of a movement dedicated to impactful travel experiences that foster cultural understanding and generate positive change. Through its renowned global travel programme, it has been instrumental in showcasing positive initiatives and overcoming divisions across borders. Its recent participation in the Future Investment Initiative (FII) demonstrates its commitment to addressing global challenges through media and inspiration. 
FII conferences, which serve as platforms for industry leaders and innovators, have provided Valverde the opportunity to advocate for collaborative action on pressing issues such as climate change and technological advancement. The latest FII conference in Miami, themed 'On the Edge of a New Frontier', highlighted the rapid technological changes that are reshaping societies and economies around the world. Valverde, along with other prominent attendees such as CEOs Stephen Schwarzman and Michael Dell, emphasized the importance of addressing these challenges collectively. 

Global Child “Travel & Purpose” reaches a global audience through major streaming platforms, showcasing the transformative power of travel to inspire positive change. Valverde's dedication to spreading hope and fostering connections transcends his participation in business summits and television events. As a PADI Diving Ambassador for Ocean Conservation, volunteer jail chaplain, and spokesperson for Miami International Airport, he continues to champion initiatives that unite people across borders and inspire collective action toward a better future. 

Global Child “Travel & Purpose” can be enjoyed on major streaming platforms around the world including VIX, Vizio, Tubi, Peacock, ButacaTV, RokuChannel, Emirates and LATAM Airlines. 

Social & Web:  @GlobalChildTV   https://globalchildtv.com/

Link:  https://vimeo.com/926612773

Polly the Dog, a new member of Children's Hospital at Montefiore, will help young patients reach their health goals

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Rachael McCallen, RMcCall@montefiore.org , 347-545-7843

CHAM's therapy dog, supported by NHL player Kevin Shattenkirk, begins work for Child Life Month 
Katy and Polly at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore 

Bronx, NY , March 20, 2024 - Polly, a 23-month-old black Labrador, has joined the Child Life team at Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) to support young patients during your hospitalizations and medical appointments. Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) assist children by making medicine a game to help them understand their illness, cope with medical procedures and achieve their health goals. Labrador Polly begins her new job at CHAM during Child Life Month , dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the important supportive role CCLS play with our youngest patients. "Child Life is a specialty that has evolved over the last 100 years and uses different tools to educate and support children through the most difficult times in their lives," says Meghan D. Kelly, MSEd, CCLS. director of CHAM's Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program. "Polly is the newest addition to CHAM. Our Child Life specialists will use Polly to help young patients who are nervous, facing long hospital stays and need help navigating difficult medical procedures. We are delighted to welcome Polly on CHAM's Child Life team." Polly has spent the last six months with expert trainers from the Canine Companions organization, which since 1975 has provided free, well-trained therapy dogs to assist healthcare professionals with specific tasks. 
Child Life team with Kayla 

Polly comes to CHAM thanks to funds raised by former New York Rangers player and current Boston Bruins defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who collaborates with the Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation. "During my visits to CHAM I have seen firsthand how important Child Life specialists have been in treating patients," says Shattenkirk, who already funded staffing to keep CHAM's playroom open and available more hours a day. "My wife Deanna and I jumped at the opportunity to add a four-legged member to the team. We believe Polly will have a very positive impact on all the children she comes into contact with." Polly will serve to "treat" both young patients who need physical and emotional support, as well as those recovering from an operation and need help getting out of bed and walking. It will also help children who need motivation to have open conversations about difficult and stressful topics, such as eating disorders. Polly will keep about seven patients a day company and will live with her own certified child life specialist, Katy Dessick. "Polly is a unique member of our Child Life team," says Katy. "Few children's hospitals have therapy dogs to meet the needs of patients. We are very grateful to Kevin Shattenkirk for making this possible, and also to Canine Companions, who spend countless hours training dogs to support those who need a little more of help." 

Montefiore Health System - Montefiore Health System is one of New York's leading academic health networks and a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality, personalized health care, responsible for approximately three million people in communities in the Bronx, Westchester and Hudson Valley. It consists of ten hospitals, including Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as more than two hundred outpatient care centers. The advanced clinical and translational research of its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular health, pediatrics and transplantation, to its leading school health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare network that provides comprehensive, coordinated healthcare services to patients and their families. families. More information at www.montefiore.org . Follow us on Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn , or access our content on Facebook and YouTube . 

International Women's Day It is no longer ignored: the time has come for the health of Hispanic women

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Adolph P. Falcón, 202-797-4341, afalcon@healthyamericasfund.org

The Healthy Americas Foundation ® launches free webinar 

Washington, DC, March 8, 2024 - During the dynamic celebration of International Women's Day, the Healthy Americas Foundation ® (HAF) is proud to announce the launch of an innovative webinar that aims to address the ignored health needs of Hispanic women. Spearheaded by Dr. Jane L. Delgado, president and CEO of HAF, this project represents a watershed moment in prioritizing the well-being of Hispanic women, who have long been underrepresented in health care conversations. Healthy Americas Foundation Dr. Delgado emphasized, "For more than two decades, Hispanic women have been the largest group of women in the country after non-Hispanic white women, but our health needs have often been put aside." In response to this disparity, HAF collaborated closely with Hispanic health and community organizations to determine what crucial health information Hispanics want as they navigate the complex aspects of their lives. Her comments clearly laid out the path forward: Hispanic women want health guidance that is comprehensive and takes their culture into account, without focusing on illnesses or assigning blame. In turn, health professionals expressed the need for effective strategies to communicate complex health information in a way that makes sense. 

Building on this valuable community experience, HAF launched a set of seven comprehensive seminars, My Sister , which were condensed into a dynamic two-hour on-demand webinar. Mi Hermana distinguishes itself by being available in Spanish and English, having cultural competency, and using a non-commercial approach. It focuses exclusively on providing a vital understanding of health without promoting any product or service. This engaging webinar delves into the various aspects of health, including the body's systems and their interconnection, mental health and well-being, and important environmental health factors such as access to clean water and clean air. It also offers the latest scientific advances and a practical understanding of nutrition, lessons on interpreting food labels, the meaning of USP certification, and personalized health planning strategies. 

The content, available in Spanish and English, transcends conventional paradigms of health education by promoting comprehensive understanding rather than addressing health issues in isolation. This webinar, aimed at physicians, other health professionals, and anyone interested in Hispanic health, offers the opportunity to receive two free continuing medical education credits . To gain access to these valuable resources and join the movement to make everyone's health better, please visit  https://www.healthyamericasfund.org/mi-hermana.  
About the Healthy Americas Foundation ® -
The Healthy Americas Foundation ® (HAF) aims to improve the health of individuals and families throughout the Americas. HAF's efforts build on the expertise of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and its many allies. For more information, please visit  https://www.healthyamericasfund.org/

Dr. Wendi S. Williams, Chancellor of Fielding Graduate University, Runs for APA President 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Kaylin R. Staten, APR, MPRCA | kstaten@fielding.edu | 805.898.4076 | fielding.edu
Provost and First Vice President of Fielding Graduate University, Dr. Wendi S. Williams , is running for president of the American Psychological Association (APA) . Wendi S. Williams, Dr. (PRNewsfoto/Fielding Graduate University) 

Santa Barbara, Calif., January 26, 2024 - Dr. Williams has been involved with APA for 16 years and brings extensive experience in executive leadership and governance in academic and nonprofit organizations throughout her career. Leveraging her expertise in wellness in the context of work and leadership for diverse populations, Dr. Williams is introduced with the Radically Well Together platform. From her campaign website , Dr. Williams articulates the following: "Being radically well involves applying the clarity and coherence of scientific methods to understand the conditions of unrest in our world. With the rich resources of our field (theories, frameworks, practices and methodologies) we can boldly address unequal, unjust conditions and oppressive of one another. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to this work as a counseling psychologist, educator, leader in professional organizations, and in service to the American Psychological Association. I would be honored to continue this journey as your next president."

For more details on Dr. Williams' campaign for APA President, feel free to contact her campaign manager, Dr. Delishia Pittman at wendi4apa@gmail.com . 

Learn more about Fielding Graduate University at  https://www.fielding.edu/
For 50 years, Fielding Graduate University has been training leaders, academics and professionals for a more just and sustainable world. As accredited nonprofit leaders, we combine face-to-face and online learning, delivering a graduate education that fosters individual development, community collaboration, and social engagement. Taught by faculty representing a broad range of knowledge and practices, our rigorous curriculum offers courses and degrees in psychology, leadership, and education for professionals living and working anywhere in the world. More information at fielding.edu:  https://www.fielding.edu/ 

Grossman Law Offices Reports Serious Truck Accident in Henderson, Texas 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by Zelosos por Buenas Renovables

Henderson, Texas , Jan. 8, 2024 - Grossman Law Offices, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is notifying the public of a serious truck accident involving an 18-year-old male occurred on December 11, 2023, at approximately 3:00 p.m. m. in Henderson. 
Grossman Law Offices is a personal injury law firm located in Dallas, Texas. 

Henderson Accident Details: According to Grossman Law Offices, the accident occurred on Webster Drive just west of Highway 79. Jennifer Thrasher, 18, was traveling east in a Jeep Wrangler. A southbound box truck, attempting to turn left from a private road onto Webster Drive at an inopportune time, collided with the driver's side of Thrasher's Jeep Wrangler. Thrasher, who was the sole occupant of the Jeep, suffered suspected serious injuries. The emergency service immediately transported her to a local medical center and no further injuries were reported. 

Local authorities continue to investigate the incident. Currently, no further details are available about the accident. At this time, no further details about the accident are available. 
About Grossman Law Offices:
Grossman Law Offices is a prominent Texas-based law firm focused on wrongful death and personal injury cases. With more than 30 years of dedication and an unwavering commitment to justice, their goal is to make a difference in the lives of those affected by tragic accidents. 

For more information: For more information about this incident or to explore Grossman Law Offices' dedication to supporting those affected by personal injuries, please visit the Grossman Law Offices website:  https://www.injuryrelief.com/ or contact us directly at 866-513-3847 . 

Survey reveals inflation remains a priority for Christmas shoppers 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jill Randolph, Jrandolph@debt.com.  Photo by La Prensa de Houston
Debt.com's latest holiday spending survey shows that many people will spend more money due to inflation and use their credit cards to cover the costs. 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , Nov. 20, 2023 - Inflation continues to drive up prices on everything from groceries to holiday gifts, but a new Debt.com survey shows many Americans aren't as worried about the impact of prices like last year. Debt.com is the consumer website where people can find help with credit card debt, student loan debt, tax debt, credit repair, bankruptcy, and more. Debt.com works with vetted and certified providers that give the best advice and solutions for consumers ‘when life happens.’ Debt.com surveyed 1,000 Americans about their holiday shopping plans. More respondents (60%) than last year (54%) believe they will spend more on holiday shopping this year due to inflation . Among respondents, three in five (54%) say they will use credit cards to cover the costs of holiday shopping. "It's almost an American tradition to go into debt during the holidays. 

The fear of high prices and 'FOMO' (fear of missing out) is very strong leading up to the holidays," said Howard Dvorkin , CPA and president of Debt.com. Two-thirds (66%) of respondents are bringing forward their purchases compared to last year. More than one in three (34%) started shopping in November, and 15% did so over the summer, when inflation briefly fell for the first time in two years. Still, credit card debt is up 16.6% from just a year ago, and Americans now owe more than $1 trillion on their credit cards. With average interest rates of more than 26% on major credit cards and more than 30% on store cards, Dvorkin says, "Shoppers should ask themselves if they really need to buy gifts for everyone or, instead, buy gifts for a small group of family and friends. 
About Debt.com: Debt.com is a consumer website where users can find help with credit card debt, student loans, tax debt, credit repair, bankruptcies and more. Debt.com works with approved and certified providers who provide the best advice and solutions for consumers "when life throws you surprises." 

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Women Inc. Magazine Announces Most Influential Corporate Board Directors of 2023 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Catrina Young, catrina@womeninc.com 

Atlanta, October 11, 2023 - WomenInc.com, the authoritative voice celebrating the achievements of women in business, is pleased to announce the launch of its Fall 2023 issue, in which highlights the " most influential Directors of Corporate Boards of Directors of 2023 ". This long-awaited release is now available in both print and digital versions.
WomenInc magazine announces the most influential female corporate directors of 2023 

Featured on the cover of this issue is Karen S. Lynch, President and CEO of CVS Health. Inside, readers will have access to an exclusive profile illustrating Lynch's important and transformative contributions to the healthcare industry, along with insightful articles that delve into the triumphs of accomplished professional women and businesswomen across diverse industries. 

"Showing the triumphs and meaningful stories of professional women is not only essential, it is imperative. In every story there is an unspoken inspiration, a lesson and a guiding light for others to follow," said Catrina Young, Executive Vice President and Director of Communications at WomenInc.com. "In this spirit, we are proud and celebrate each of the women named to our definitive 2023 list. These are women whose leadership, insight and diligence have not only broken glass ceilings, but have also paved paths of possibility." for others." 

This year's fall issue is not just a magazine; is a board and celebration all in one, spotlighting more than 640 directors who expertly lead the boards of publicly traded S&P 500 and Big-Cap companies. This is a comprehensive and festive recognition of women executives, influencers and leaders whose strategic board governance has been nothing short of exemplary. 

"We extend our sincere congratulations and deep respect to the corporate directors recognized in this special edition," Young continued. "Their stories of leadership and commitment are the threads that weave the fabric of this unique and influential board." To explore the full list of WomenInc's 2023 Most Influential Women on Company Boards of Directors, visit WomenInc.com/2023-MICBD . 

About WomenInc.com - WomenInc.com is more than a magazine; It's a movement. As a vital women's advocacy platform, it echoes the voices and feelings of women who lead, inspire and innovate. Through the captivating photography, insightful reporting, and compelling social commentary presented in every issue, WomenInc.com doesn't just report the news, it creates it. For the modern, progressive female leader and consumer who demands more than headlines, WomenInc.com not only informs, but influences. For more information, visit  http://womeninc.com/ 

Goya Cares releases the new docufilm victims to raise awareness about the epidemic of child trafficking victims

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Natalie J. Maniscalco, 845.659.6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com

Jersey City, New Jersey, September 25, 2023 - Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to combating child trafficking and educating about children's mental health, launches VICTIMS (available on GoyaCares.com ) , a revealing documentary based on true events that shows the heartbreaking epidemic of human trafficking in the world and the disturbing moments a family faces when trying to recover their daughter. "VICTIMS", Produced by Goya worries. This eye-opening story based on true events shows the heartbreaking problem of human trafficking in the world, the disturbing moments a family faces when trying to recover their daughter, and a business leader's mission to alert people about what is happening.  
"It has been our deep vocation of service to others that has brought us to this crucial point, driven by the desire not only to clarify but to eradicate this indescribable evil. We are immensely proud to produce and premiere another film, produced by Vibra Latina , and based on the life of a family, who has gone through immense pain trying to save their daughter from drug trafficking and addiction. Our mission is to continue to spread awareness about this crisis and ultimately help put an end to it," said Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods and executive producer of VICTIMS. 

As the largest Hispanic-owned food company, Goya has used its international platform to establish the Goya Cares coalition , a network of organizations and companies that help recover, restore and reunite survivors, while others help provide preventive education. 

"We, as Goya Cares coalition partners, are so grateful for the valuable support you have given us to tell our story and create a lasting legacy for our beloved daughter. Through the creation of our new organization, Meant to Soar, and the premiere of this film, our highest aspiration is to raise awareness, heal future generations and prevent other families from suffering the same tragedy," said Elsa and Charles Ezell, co-founders of Meant to Soar. Visit www.goyacares.com for more information about Goya Cares. 

Click here to watch the full documentary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx3tmPkDijo
"VICTIMS", Produced by Goya Cares. This revealing story based on actual events shows the heartbreaking problem of human trafficking in the world, the disturbing moments that a family faces when trying to recover their daughter, and the mission of a business leader to alert people about what is happening. Victims, available at  https://goyacares.com/es/home-es/

Visit https://www.goya.com/es/ for more information about Goya Foods. 

Relevant Radio offers different ways to prepare for the Catholic event of the decade 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Rich Pieczynski, rpieczynski@relevantradio.com
Chicago , Sept. 21, 2023 - An encounter with the Eucharist changes us: find out how and experience it for yourself with Relevant Radio and the National Eucharistic Revival. Eucharistic Encounters, video stories detailing the transformative power of coming closer to Jesus, are shared on Relevant Radio by the Reverend Francis J. Hoffman "Fr. Rocky." Prepare your heart and mind with Eucharistic Encounters , a weekly series of stories of lives renewed by the Eucharist, by the Reverend Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky." Filmed in beautiful locations in the Chicago and Green Bay areas, discover how receiving Christ in the Eucharist can change your life for the better. 

"If you want your children to always practice faith, you just have to listen to these stories," says Fr. Rocky in the first story he shares. This series is made for the whole family and all ages, and is perfect for deepening your Eucharistic faith at your own pace. Get inspired by this new video series, delivered straight to your inbox each week. Relevant Radio invites you to receive Jesus at the National Eucharistic Congress, a unique event to be held in Indianapolis, July 17-21, 2024. Learn more about the Eucharistic Encounters and best-priced travel packages to attend the National Eucharistic Congress by registering at https://relevantradio.com/ee-and-travel-packages/

Relevant Radio: https://relevantradio.com/ brings Christ to the entire world through the media with informative, entertaining and interactive programming twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Relevant Radio is at the service of the Church with more than 200 owned and affiliated radio stations, and broadcasts from coast to coast that reach more than 270 million souls. Programming can be heard around the world via audio streams on relevantradio.com and on the free mobile phone app. 

Recent Study Reveals New Hope for Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Sara Harutyunyan, Dr U Devices Inc, sara@dru. com 

Los Angeles, Aug. 29, 2023 - Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic announced that a recent research report hinted at a potential breakthrough in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN), a condition chronic and burdensome The study titled " Papular Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Treatment Success using Follicular Unit Excision " was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) case reports. Three patients with acne keloid nuchal (AKN) were successfully treated by FUE using UGraft Zeus (PRNewsfoto/Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic) AKN is characterized by persistent inflammation, scarring hair loss (alopecia), and distressing symptoms such as foul-smelling discharge, keloid-like lesions, malaise, itching, and social difficulties. Although it predominantly affects men of color, recent studies have shown that whites of European descent account for 9-10% of cases , with women least affected. 
The study reports the first use of a procedure called follicular unit extraction (FEU), often used in hair transplantation, as a possible remedy for AKN. Using the EUF technique, individual hair follicles within visible AKN papules are removed, with the goal of slowing the disease while minimizing scarring. The research highlights the positive results seen in three patients who underwent this EUF-based treatment. Dr. Sanusi Umar, lead author of the study and Associate Physician at the University of California Los Angeles, Torrance Harbor-UCLA, and Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic in Manhattan Beach, explains: "Our study suggests that the EUF technique could be a promising treatment for AKN, especially when it comes to hair-bearing papules. This method has the potential to achieve long-lasting remission while preserving the patient's appearance." 

The study delves into the methods used, the patient selection criteria, and the innovative FUE technology UGraft Zeus® (Dr. U Devices Inc., Manhattan Beach, California), which makes it possible to extract hair, often curly, affected by AKN and deeply embedded in scar tissue. Research underscores the importance of specialized EUF devices and minimizing the risk of damaging hair follicles. Patients with confirmed AKN lesions that had not responded to standard treatments experienced lasting relief after a single EUF treatment session. The research deepens our understanding of AKN and opens a potential avenue for effective treatment. These findings give hope to people with AKN and to healthcare professionals looking for novel strategies to address this condition. 

Thirty Exceptional Students Win Prestigious Featherstone Scholarships 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Lanaea Featherstone, 1-410-294-4055, lanaea@thefeatherstonefoundation.org

Aug. 11, 2023, Baltimore - The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit organization, announces the recipients of the Featherstone College Scholarship Award. Today, during a special awards celebration, thirty Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit scholarships for their outstanding academic achievements. 
The Featherstone Awards Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes Baltimore's most promising young people and promotes academic equity in higher education.  The phenomenal group includes: Kurt L. Schmoke , President of the University of Baltimore Travis E. Mitchell , Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Maryland Public Television, will deliver the keynote address. Felipe Garcia Landa, Deputy Consul of the Embassy of Mexico Alicia Wilson, co-founder of The Black Philanthropy Circle, will receive the Featherstone Changemaker Award. This prestigious award recognizes an influential leader who drives social change and makes a positive impact in the community. "The Featherstone Scholarships are designed to provide high-achieving students from underrepresented communities with the financial means to empower our next generation of student leaders and challenge the status quo," said David Rosario , owner of State Farm. 

"State Farm is honored to continue our longstanding support of the Featherstone Foundation." "We are happy to support the extraordinary achievements of promising Baltimore City students in this city," said Burgundi Allison , associate director of fun and prevention for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. "The work of the Featherstone Foundation aligns with our focus on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children, youth and young adults need all three to succeed." 

The Featherstone Foundation has a history of creating equal access to opportunity. The foundation has awarded more than $326,000 through 131 scholarships to outstanding students from 25 countries who now attend 12 institutions . Each scholar has demonstrated exemplary academic achievement. This year's honorees attend Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Stevenson University, University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland. The Featherstone Awards Ceremony will take place on August 11, 2023 at the University of Baltimore at 4:00 p.m. Learn more here:  https://thefeatherstonefoundation.org/ceremony/ 
The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation creates sustainable solutions geared toward closing the opportunity gap for underserved communities.  Lanaea Featherstone, 1-410-294-4055, lanaea@thefeatherstonefoundation.org

Health Net grants $2.2 million to improve the overall health of Sacramento County homeless residents

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Michelle Jelacic, MediaInquiries@healthnet.com.  Photo by Microjuris al Día   

In collaboration with the statewide Continuum of Cares, Health Net will help provide housing and services to meet the needs of California's most vulnerable residents. 

Sacramento, Calif., July 11, 2023 - Health Net announced today that the company will award $2.2 million in grants to support homeless Sacramento County residents with housing and other services. These funds will support local Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. CoC is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and other services for homeless families and individuals. Health Net of California "Health Net's efforts to improve the quality of life for homeless Californians are a testament to our dedication to the communities we serve," said Martha Santana-Chin, President of Medi-Cal at Health Net. "We are proud provide these funds to Sacramento County residents to support them on their journey to health and wellness." 
Grants will fund work that may include, among other things: 

Partnership and capacity to support the referral of services, including: 

*Connection and integration with the local Coordinated Entry System for homeless people 
*Identify and address barriers to providing medically appropriate and cost-effective housing, in relation to community supports 

Infrastructure to coordinate and meet the housing needs of members, including: 

*Connection with Street Medicine teams 
*Connection of Health Net with the local information system for the management of homeless people 
*Managed care plan process for tracking and managing referrals for housing-related community supports 

Service delivery and member engagement, including: 

*Increase the number of Health Net members screened for homelessness or risk of homelessness *Increase the number of Health Net members who have been identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness and have been released from an inpatient facility 
*Increase the number of homeless Health Net members receiving at least one housing-related community support 

"Health Net has been a dedicated partner to Sacramento County and we are grateful for their continued commitment to addressing homelessness for our most vulnerable residents," said Sacramento County Supervisor District 2 Patrick Kennedy. "This investment not only provides financial support and protection, but also offers vital resources to people who might not otherwise have access to them." "Health Net has served Californians for more than 40 years and has been a staunch advocate for Sacramentoans," said Sacramento County District 3 Supervisor Rich Desmond. "Your investment will empower both individuals and families who need it most, providing them with a platform to build healthier futures." Health Net knows that homelessness and the quality of it can affect a person's health and well-being. The company is proud to take these much-needed steps to improve the overall health of people in Sacramento County. Sacramento Steps Forward appreciates Health Net's "All In" commitment to cross-sector coordination and support for shared approaches to improve Sacramento's collective response to homelessness," said Lisa Bates, Executive Director of Sacramento Steps Forward. By making investments aligned with our local homelessness response system, we are moving closer to a day when homelessness is rare or non-existent." 

In addition, Sacramento County has been an incredible leader, contributor, and partner in implementing the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) state initiative, ensuring that Sacramento's most vulnerable residents have access to all of the innovations and reforms of CalAIM. These partnerships continue to strengthen Health Net's efforts to offer comprehensive care to the communities they serve. In fact, the company awarded a $100,000 grant to help make Sacramento Street Medicine possible. For years, this program has provided health care to hundreds of Sacramento County's most vulnerable residents, bringing care directly to those who need it most. 
To learn more about the Health Net initiative, visit:  https://www.healthnet.com/content/healthnet/en_us.html

Are credit cards affecting your mental health? A new poll says yes. 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Christine Burton, CBurton@MediaMgMtGroup.com.     Photo by Debt.com

Collectively, Americans owe almost $1 trillion on credit cards and report that their plastics make them feel "stressed," "sad," and even "hopeless." 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida , May 17, 2022 - Credit cards are so convenient that many Americans say the temptation to use them, even when they know they shouldn't, is taking a toll on their mental health .  https://www.debt.com/research/mental-health-money-survey/
Debt.com surveyed more than 1,000 Americans to find out what role credit cards play in stress, depression and overall mental well-being today. The results were notably worse than last year: In 2022, more than 21% of respondents admitted to feeling "stressed out" after using credit cards. This year, that number rose to almost 34%. That stress continued when they looked at their credit card bill. In 2022, just looking at credit card statements stressed 39% of survey respondents. This year, the number increased to 43%. Last year, just over 3% admitted, "My partner and I got into an argument over my credit card spending." This year, this value increased to more than 11%. Overall, 74% of those surveyed last year agreed that "the convenience of credit cards can negatively affect mental health." This year, the number reached 78%. 

One obvious explanation for these increases is persistent and long-lasting inflation that is eating away at Americans' incomes. But, says Howard Dvorkin, CPA and president of Debt.com, there's a more subtle and complex reason. " Inflation is just a symptom of a general disease," Dvorkin noted. "Americans have faced one economic crisis after another and their financial immunity system has been so weakened that they are turning to credit cards as temporary relief." They are also using credit cards to mask social problems. Just over 11% of respondents say they hide credit card spending from their partner. Another 4% avoid dating entirely due to debt. Many mentioned "retail therapy" (impulse buying to feel better) as their coping mechanism. Almost 12% buy items with a credit card every week and then regret it. For most, this resulted in an average debt of $1,000 or less. However, the figures on that amount were worrying: 16% incurred debt between $1,000 and $5,000 Nearly 15% had debt between $5,000 and $15,000 2% had debts between $15,000 and $20,000 Nearly 3% incurred debt of more than $20,000 

Along with mental health, physical health can also deteriorate due to credit card debt. More than 6% of people indicate that they have experienced loss of sleep and appetite or low self-esteem due to their credit card bills. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Don Silvestri , president of Debt.com, is calling on Americans to consider their credit cards as a factor impacting their mental health. "Credit card balances are up nearly 20% from a year ago, according to TransUnion, and have proven to be not only a financial comfort but an emotional support," he says. "When I tell people that their credit cards may be affecting their mental health, they don't believe me until I ask them some of the questions Debt.com asks in its annual survey." Both Dvorkin and Silvestri say the easiest way to restore mental health is to eliminate credit card debt, and both say it's relatively easy to do.  "Fortunately, getting out of credit card debt doesn't require years of expensive psychotherapy," Dvorkin said. "Start with a free debt analysis from a certified counselor." 

About: Debt.com 
https://www.debt.com/ is a resource that offers consumers education, self-help guides, professional solutions, and much more. At Debt.com, consumers can find expert advice on money: how to make it, how to save it, and how to spend it. They also help consumers find the perfect debt resolution company for their situation and make sure they are happy with the results. Debt.com has been featured in the Washington Post, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes and other media, making him a mainstay in the debt reduction industry. S

Colombian doctor awarded for innovative research on dementia 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire

Bogota, Colombia , May 2, 2023 - On April 15, at the MIT Harvard Colombia Summit "Shaping the future" organized by the MIT Harvard Club of Colombia, Dr. Lina Zapata won the Beyond Leadership for Medical Innovation for his research project aimed at improving the diagnosis of dementia in Colombia and reducing inequity in brain health in the country. The Beyond Leadership Awards aim to recognize those who build the future of Colombia in the fields of sustainability, medical innovation, peace and reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion. Maria Eugenia Rey (miembro de la Junta directiva Nacional de Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia) y Dra Lina Zapata Upon being awarded, Dr. Lina Zapata stated: "Winning the Beyond Leadership award is a tremendous honor, and is a testament to the hard work of our team to address one of the most pressing health issues facing Colombia today in day."  He added: "Education is key in the fight against dementia. It is not just about improving diagnosis and treatment, but also about raising awareness and reducing stigma. By educating the general public about dementia, we can promote earlier detection , promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting those living with the disease and their carers.We need to work together to make sure everyone understands the impact of dementia and the steps we can take to reduce its prevalence and improve the quality of care. lives of those affected. 
Maria Eugenia Rey (miembro de la Junta directiva Nacional de Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia) y Dra Lina Zapata. 

Currently, more than 55 million people worldwide have dementia, of whom more than 60% live in low- and middle-income countries. The aging of the population in Colombia is growing rapidly, and with it, the prevalence of dementia. In addition to the impact on the quality of life of patients and their family caregivers, dementia is one of the most expensive non-curable chronic diseases, which places an increasing burden on the Colombian health system. A major problem in Colombia and in most Latin American countries is that people with dementia are diagnosed infrequently, and dementia is not well characterized. The delay in the accurate diagnosis and the misdiagnosis of dementia prevent adequate treatment, genetic counseling and worsen the prognosis. This situation is exacerbated in Latin America due to the limited options for culturally valid cognitive tests and the sociobiological and phenotypic diversity of Latinos, which affect the characterization of dementia. 
Dra Lina Zapata winning the MIT Harvard Club de Colombia Beyond Leadership Award - Medical Innovation. 

To address these issues, Dr. Lina Zapata leads an interdisciplinary research team in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, within the Fundación Valle del Lili Research Center, with the aim of testing the accuracy of technology-based cognitive assessments. novel and scalable to support the accurate detection and characterization of dementia in this region of Colombia. Dr. Zapata's research team has used digital tools to identify the cognitive, clinical, and genetic profiles of Colombian adults with dementia in southwestern Colombia, within a mixed and diverse population (indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and with European ancestry), using genetic risk model software, and is currently studying the whole genome. This will help make early and accurate diagnoses of dementia, detect new genetic mutations for neurodegenerative diseases in this region, and eventually reduce inequity in brain health in Colombia. Dr. Lina Zapata's project has received grants and funding from major international associations against dementia, such as the Global Brain Health Institute (USA), the Alzheimer's Association (USA), the Alzheimer Society (UK ) and the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (RedLat). 
Dra Lina Zapata winning the MIT Harvard Club de Colombia Beyond Leadership Award - Medical Innovation. 

One of the main benefits of this project is the inclusion of a population understudied and underrepresented in international research on dementia. This will allow us to better understand the clinical presentation of dementia in Colombia (which may differ from that of other countries for cultural and genetic reasons), gain more knowledge about our genetic vulnerability in relation to neurodegenerative diseases, but will also allow Colombian patients with dementia participate in international clinical trials for future treatments, and reduce inequality in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Dr. Lina Zapata said "Through our research, we aim to provide more accurate and culturally relevant diagnosis and treatment for people living with dementia in Colombia, while promoting diversity and inclusion in global dementia research." dementia.

Oklahoma Math Teacher Named 2023 National Teacher of the Year 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Carolyn Phenicie, Carolyn.Phenicie@ccsso.org

Washington, DC , April 19, 2023 - The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today that Rebecka Peterson (r), a high school math teacher, is the 2023 National Teacher of the Year. CCSSO National Teacher of the Year Logo Peterson has taught high school math classes ranging from intermediate algebra to advanced level calculus for 11 years at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A proud immigrant of Swedish-Iranian descent, Peterson is passionate about making math engaging, relevant, and accessible to all students, regardless of background. In the midst of a difficult first year of high school teaching, she found " One Good Thing ," a collaborative blog for teachers to keep track of the good things happening in their classrooms. She credits posting daily there with helping her recognize the beautiful and positive experiences that occur in her classroom, which inspired her to stay in the profession. Since then, he has contributed 1,400 blog posts. As Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, she has visited teachers across the state to highlight their important work through the Teachers of Oklahoma campaign. As the 2023 National Teacher of the Year, Peterson will spend a year representing educators and serving as an ambassador for students and teachers across the country. She plans to spend her year glorifying teachers' stories about the good things that happen in the classroom, hoping to encourage today's teachers and attract new educators to the profession. She believes that when we take the time to learn each other's stories, we are more open to looking for places where our values ​​intersect. "Everyone has a powerful story to share: hearing the stories of my students and my fellow educators in Oklahoma has helped me grow personally and professionally," Peterson said. "I believe that hearing one story after another has an exponential positive impact. It is an honor to be able to share the stories of our country's brilliant students and dedicated educators as the next National Teacher of the Year." 

The National Teacher of the Year Program, a CCSSO program, identifies exceptional teachers across the country, recognizes their effective work in the classroom, engages them in a year of professional development, and amplifies their voices. "Despite the challenges of recent years, there is joyful and innovative learning in classrooms across the country every day. I look forward to the new ways Rebecka will help bring to light the stories of good things happening." in our schools," said CCSSO Executive Director Carissa Moffat Miller. "I am proud that CCSSO has had the privilege of supporting great teachers like Rebecka through the National Teacher of the Year Program for more than 70 years." Each year, exemplary teachers from each state, US non-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Educational Activity are selected as State Teachers of the Year. From that pool, the National Teacher of the Year is chosen by a selection committee made up of 17 individuals and educational organizations. The Selection Committee said: "Rebecka is a caring and passionate educator who understands the importance of connections and provides one-on-one support to students, in their math classes and beyond. She has a deep understanding of both educational policy and the teaching practices and understands that sustained change on a small scale can make a big difference for students. We know people across the country will connect with the stories she shares as the 2023 National Teacher of the Year." 
"Rebecka Peterson has inspired our children in the classroom, but we all know that her work is not done yet and that she will inspire millions in her young but distinctive career. Rebecka has changed the lives of countless students. She impacts everyone around her. and makes everyone better. She sees potential not only in our children, but also in our teachers," said Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters. "She represents the future of Oklahoma and assures us all that the future is bright. I wholeheartedly support Rebecka for Teacher of the Year, and on behalf of all of Oklahoma, we are proud to call her our own." The National Teacher of the Year Program is sponsored by Google for Education, Equitable, Pearson, Cambium Assessment, Cognia, Curriculum Associates, Data Recognition Corporation, ETS, GoGuardian, MetaMetrics, NWEA, Smarter Balanced, and Voya. The finalists for the 2023 National Teacher of the Year are Harlee Harvey (Alaska), Carolyn Kielma (Connecticut), Jermar Rountree (District of Columbia), and Kimberly Radostits (Illinois.) More about the finalists can be read here . Learn more about Rebecka Peterson at  https://ntoy.ccsso.org/ 

Sean Sherman, indigenous cuisine activist  and award-winning Chef, named on TIME'S list of the100 most influential people

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jennifer Weismann, jennifer@owl-marketing.com, 612-716-0556.   Photo 1 Supplied.  Photo 2 by La Voz de Perú

Minneapolis, April 13, 2023 - TIME named Sean Sherman , award-winning chef and advocate for indigenous food customs, to the TIME 100 2023 , its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

Sean Sherman, chef, author and advocate for indigenous food customs, was named to TIME 100 2023, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Sherman founded the non-profit organization NĀTIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems). He also founded Owamni, a restaurant dedicated to decolonized cuisine. Both the restaurant and its cookbook "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" have been recognized by the James Beard Foundation. Photo by Bill Phelps for Meal Magazine. 
Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, is a leader in the movement to revitalize indigenous food systems. Founder of the nonprofit organization NĀTIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems), Sherman leads a team of food staff, educators, and advocates, creating crucial resources for the movement. NĀTIFS gather and disseminate knowledge about indigenous food systems, including agriculture, culinary, ethnobotany, and others, and serve as a connection point for individuals and organizations interested in native food culture and sovereignty, while advocating for customs indigenous gastronomy at the political level. 

"I am delighted to accept this honor on behalf of my ancestors, who lived in balance with the natural world," Sherman said. "For generations, they have been nourished by the bounty of the land where we live, and we thrive. The food customs that sustained our indigenous ancestors have the potential to rebalance and heal our bodies, weave connections within our communities, and bring harmony to our relationship with the planet. The cultural knowledge our ancestors left behind is a gift to us, one that I am committed to reclaiming and sharing for the benefit of generations to come." 

The mission to build a new indigenous food economy demands new resources, which led Sherman to establish the first NĀTIFS Indigenous Food Lab in Minneapolis, a culinary training, development and support center. His Owamni restaurant is dedicated to decolonized cuisine, and was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as America's Best New Restaurant in 2022. Sherman was also nominated for Best Chef: Midwest that same year. In 2017, he published The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen , which won the James Beard Award for Best New Cookbook in 2018. The cookbook showcases Chef Sean's philosophy of reclaiming indigenous foods in a modern context. Sherman also won the prestigious James Beard Leadership Award in 2019. 
The TIME 100 list, now in its 20th year, recognizes the impact, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential people. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 24 issue, available at newsstands Friday, April 14 and now at time.com/time100 . Follow @TIME for updates on the list on Twitter and Instagram and at Facebook.com/TIME . 

Award-winning chef Sean Sherman is also an educator, author, advocate, and activist for indigenous cuisine. As a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, her mission is focused on revitalizing indigenous food systems around the world, raising awareness of the cultural and health benefits of Native American and other traditional cuisines. He is the founder of the non-profit organization NĀTIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems), which works to restore and nurture indigenous food systems in North America, as well as his flagship project, the Indigenous Food Lab, which seeks to improve the health and increase wealth in tribal communities. Through her passionate activism and advocacy, Sherman helps reclaim and celebrate the rich culinary heritage of indigenous communities around the world. For more information, visit www.seansherman.com . 

Postal Service Celebrates Author Toni Morrison on New Forever Stamp 

By U.S. Postal Service / PR Newswire
Tuesday, March 07, 2023, Princeton, N.J. - The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison (1931-2019), whose artfully crafted novels explored the diverse voices of African Americans, in a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Princeton University. Author Toni Morrison Forever Stamp Author Toni Morrison Forever Stamp "One of the goals of our stamp program is to raise awareness and celebrate the people who represent the very best of our nation," said Pritha Mehra, USPS chief information officer and executive vice president, who served as the dedicating official. "It's a privilege to represent the 650,000 men and women of the Postal Service, as we honor Toni Morrison with one more tribute — our new stamp that will be seen by millions and forever remind us of the power of her words and the ideas she brought to the world." 

Joining Mehra for the ceremony were Chris Eisgruber, president of Princeton University; Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress; Gene Jarrett, faculty dean at Princeton; Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton; and photographer Deborah Feingold, whose portrait of Morrison appears on the stamp. Michael Cadden, university lecturer at Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts, was master of ceremonies. "It was a privilege to photograph Ms. Morrison, an amazing author who contributed so much to the world through her works," said Feingold. "However, it is an absolute honor to know that the same photograph capturing a moment in time is now the subject of a Forever stamp. I am delighted that my photograph was used as a source to design the stamp and to participate in today's unveiling and celebration." A letter of tribute from former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama was read and a video tribute from Oprah Winfrey was played during the ceremony. 

The stamp features Feingold's photograph of Toni Morrison against a bright yellow background. Ethel Kessler, a USPS art director, designed the stamp.  For more information about the Postal Service, visit  https://www.usps.com/

 Young people from Puerto Rico are recognized by Prudential's Emerging Visionaries program  

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo 1 by YouTube.  Photo 2 Supplied

A Guaynabo student is awarded a $5,000 prize and an invitation to the 2023 summit for her work to overcome challenges in a changing world. 

Newark,  NJ , Feb. 21, 2023 - Siona (Dolly) Pramoda (at right), 14, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, was named a 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary today for her inspiring commitment to improving of the lives of others.  As one of 25 Prudential Emerging Visionary winners, Dolly will receive a $5,000 prize to help take her innovation to the next level. You are also invited to take an all-expenses-paid trip with your parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, for a three-day summit in April, where you will receive orientation, skills development, and networking opportunities with Prudential employees and other young leaders. 

Prudential's Emerging Visionaries program recognizes youth ages 14 to 18 whose fresh perspectives and innovative solutions address pressing financial and social challenges in their communities. "The goals of our Emerging Visionaries program reflect Prudential's overall purpose: to improve lives by solving the financial challenges of our changing world," said Charles Lowrey, president and chief executive officer. "We applaud all of our honorees for their commitment to improving the lives of others and creating inclusive and thriving communities." 

The winner of the Emerging Visionary 2023 from Prudential of Puerto Rico: Siona (Dolly) Pramoda is the leader of "SafeTeensOnline", a peer-led community that shares experiences and teaches young people online safety and privacy skills. "SafeTeensOnline" identifies students as high risk based on their usage patterns, knowledge, and perception of cyber risks. Next, the participants are integrated into learning modules on Internet safety topics, created in conjunction with experts in the field and led by youth ambassadors from their community. The initiative takes place in more than 40 schools in four countries and 15 US states. 
Emerging Visionaries is a collaboration between Prudential Financial and Ashoka, a leading high-impact social organization, with the support of the Financial Health Network, an authority on financial health and a long-standing partner of the Prudential Foundation. During the summit, which will take place from April 22-25, 2023, five winners will also have the opportunity to present their solutions in a pitch and one of them will be awarded an additional grand prize of $10,000 in funding. In addition, Prudential employees will once again vote to name the Employees' Choice Award winner, who will receive an additional $5,000. 

The program is an evolution of Prudential's Spirit of Community Awards, which for more than 26 years has recognized more than 150,000 outstanding young volunteers. To read about all of this year's Prudential Emerging Visionaries, visit    https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries

The Archdiocese of New York launched a mobile application for the new digital news channel 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Fredy Patiño,  Fredy@ivoice.agency, +1 (718) 354-6921.  Photo by archny.org       

The Good Newsroom TM is expanding its coverage, bringing positive community news and stories to mobile phones to facilitate communication with the Latino community. 

New York , Feb. 7, 2023 - The Archdiocese of New York announced the launch of a mobile app for its new news channel, The Good Newsroom TM . This innovative application is designed to continue the mission of the news platform: to share positive stories from the community, highlighting good works and their impact in the region. In an effort to enhance a sense of fellowship in the community, the Archdiocese has taken great strides to include New York's Latino community in its coverage efforts. The news platform publishes bilingual content, in English and Spanish, including a column in Spanish in the foreground of its main page. 
"The Good Newsroom TM must play an important role in the Latino community of New York," said Bishop Joseph Espaillat, key member of the Planning and Oversight Committee of the broadcaster, The Good Newsroom. "There is not a lot of media coverage of the Church in the city. We know that spirituality and faith are of great importance to Latinos, but rarely do you read stories or news about what is happening in the Catholic community." 

The new app makes great use of video narration and fast response times to report on Archdiocesan events and initiatives. Informational content ranges from updates on parishes, schools and charities, to breaking news in the community. "As Latinos, we should be listening more to this type of information," Bishop Espaillat said. "That is our purpose, to speak about faith in a way that has not been done before, using all possible tools to announce the Good News or Good News. 
"Through a commitment to digital innovation, the Archdiocese has replaced Catholic New York , its biweekly newspaper that has been in print for more than four decades. "We realized that when we wrote the reports, they became old news by the time the newspaper reached the hands of the readers," explained Monsignor Espaillat. "For that reason we decided to create this new platform." 

The Good Newsroom TM mobile app is now available and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play. Visit the link  https://thegoodnewsroom.org/ to view their daily news and learn more. 

The children of late grandmother Tracy Gaeta file a lawsuit against the City of Stockton, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones, and Officer Kyle Ribera for excessive force, negligence, wrongful death and other claims
By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Gary Gwilliam, ggwilliam@giccb.com, Jayme Walker, jwalker@giccb.com and Angelina Austin, aaustin@giccb.com, 510-832-5411.  Photo by Twitter

Stockton, Calif. , Jan. 13, 2023 - On the afternoon of February 22, 2022, after a minor traffic accident with an unidentified Stockton Police Department officer, Ms. Gaeta was followed to an isolated rural area of ​​Stockton, California, where there were no witnesses to the tragic events that occurred. Tracy Gaeta breathed her last at the end of Rolerson Road, where within seconds she was killed by a Stockton Police Department officer who fired thirty-three (33) rounds into her car. The lawsuit alleges this was a stunning display of excessive force and reckless disregard for human life, as well as malicious conduct. 

Today, the children of Tracy Gaeta (Photo), a 54-year-old grandmother who was killed by a Stockton, CA police officer, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District. 

"The disregard for the life of Tracy Gaeta by a member of the Stockton Police Department is shocking and outrageous. We look forward to bringing justice to her family, " said Jayme Walker, Esq. of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, who represents the family. Ms. Walker continued: "Ms. Gaeta was not intoxicated. She was experiencing a mental health crisis. Her family is shocked that she was involved in an altercation with the police, especially that she was killed by the police ". 

The complaint states in part: "Instead of holding his position and waiting for other officers to arrive from the safety of his police patrol, Defendant RIBERA exited his vehicle without justification and needlessly drew his service weapon, constituting a demonstration disproportionate force in relation to the seriousness of the alleged crime(s) in progress, leaving the scene of a minor traffic accident". 

"The excessive use of deadly force against Ms. Gaeta is simply egregious. Reviewing the officer's body camera and dash camera recordings, it seems clear that the use of deadly force against Tracy Gaeta was willful, excessive, and objectively unreasonable under the circumstances reflected in the video. This is another example of race playing a significant role in the use of deadly force against minorities," said Angelina Austin, Esq. of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer. 

"Officer Ribera needlessly escalated the situation, refusing to wait a few minutes for support and exited his patrol car, then intentionally aimed and fired approximately 33 rounds at Tracy Gaeta in a shocking display of excessive deadly force," stated Gary Gwilliam, Esq. by Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, the law firm retained by Tracy Gaeta's family. 

Introducing the Connected California program to close the digital divide

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jessica Padilla Bowen, 858-663-2328, jpadillabowen@katherinepadilla.com
Program supported by the California State Library, Southern California Library Cooperative, and local libraries 

Pasadena, California, Dec. 9, 2022 - Get connected, California! The California State Library and Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC) have partnered with local libraries to introduce Connected California, a free program that seeks to bridge the digital divide. The program offers one-on-one help over the phone for community members to find low-cost internet services and devices, learn basic computer skills, and find and use online resources for career development, applying for a job, and more. . Connected California: A free service that connects to low-cost computers and internet, online resources, and more. 

How does it work? - Californians can contact a "Digital Navigator" to make an appointment by phone, email, text or through an online form. From Monday to Friday, a friendly and trained expert will respond within 24 hours of the person's contact. The navigator will work one-on-one with the community member over the phone to discuss how best to help. Navigators are available to assist in English and Spanish. 

"We are committed to connecting more people and helping them develop the digital skills they and their families need to succeed and prosper," said Greg Lucas, State Librarian. "Now that more and more services are going digital, local libraries are here to support Californians by helping more people find and apply for free or low-cost internet and devices, as well as free access to life-changing resources available on the market." available online through local libraries. 

The free program is available to all California residents. Appointments can be made by phone at 1-800-790-5319, by texting 626-873-8396, by emailing help@connectedca.libanswers.com and through an online form at    https://connectedca.org/
Connected California is supported in whole or in part by the American Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Library. 

The digital divide during and after COVID-19 - According to the California Public Policy Institute , the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of universal digital access. The gaps in reliable access to the internet and digital devices that have contributed to inequalities have become more apparent during the pandemic. Over the past two years, educators and policy makers have worked to address two key barriers to access: affordability and lack of infrastructure. Connected California will actively work to close the digital divide in our state for people of all ages. 
By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire


San Mateo, Calif., Nov. 14, 2022 - Today is World Diabetes Day and Beyond Type 1 , a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the diabetes community, launches #VeLasSeñales , a campaign of the diabetes community to raise awareness about the signs of diabetes by sharing their personal stories.
#SeeTheSigns is a powerful campaign from Beyond Type 1 and Beyond Type 2 that encourages the diabetes community and everyone impacted by the illness to post a picture or video of themselves holding up their fingers to show the number of signs they or their loved one had prior to their diagnoses. The campaign will be in both English—#SeeTheSigns—and Spanish—#VeLasSeñales.

Beyond Type 1 has the largest digital footprint among diabetes nonprofits and #SeeTheSigns is calling on its community of 2 million people with diabetes and everyone affected by diabetes to post a photo or a video of themselves holding up their fingers to show the number of signs they or their loved ones saw before their diagnoses. The campaign will take place in both English, #SeeTheSigns, and Spanish, #VeLasSeñales. 

Some people are holding up four fingers to show four signs, some two, and some zero. Nick Jonas, the multi-platinum recording artist, actor and co-founder of Beyond Type 1, kicked off the campaign on Instagram to more than 33 million followers, sharing that he featured four signs. Nick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13 and will celebrate his "diaversary" on November 15, the day after World Diabetes Day. 

"I had lost 25 pounds (11 kilos) in two weeks. I was thirsty all the time. I was going to the bathroom a lot and was irritable. I knew something was wrong, but I didn't know what," says Nick. "We want everyone to know what the signs are so they can see them. I'm a fan of all people living with diabetes – they are leading the #SeeTheSigns by sharing their personal stories and showing the many facets of diabetes. Anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes, at any age, anywhere. 

Knowing what the signs are, especially in type 1 diabetes, can be the difference between life and death. According to the DT1 Index (T1D Index) it is estimated that, worldwide, nearly 36,000 people died this year from type 1 diabetes without ever being diagnosed [1] . Not recognizing the signs can lead to a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), whose symptoms can be confused with those of the flu or another virus. 
Type 1 diabetes differs from type 2 diabetes in that it is an autoimmune disorder, but both diseases have four key signs: excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and exhaustion. "One in 10 people worldwide have diabetes. One in two is undiagnosed [2] . With type 1 diabetes in particular, this can be life-threatening," said Deborah Dugan, CEO of Beyond Type 1. "At Beyond Type 1 we offer specific spaces for the Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes communities, to come together and share, to learn and laugh, to cry and thrive. Every day I am amazed at the resilience of this community." 

Those who share their story in #VeLasSeñales include people with diabetes - of any type - and their loved ones who saw the signs. Other participants include nearly 1,000 volunteer activists from all 50 states. Beyond Type 1 volunteers have been raising awareness about the signs of type 1 diabetes for the past several years in a program supported by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Contact a health care provider immediately if you see the signs #SeeTheSigns. 

Having a real Christmas tree at home brings joy to everyone who sees it... and smells it 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by HG Patrimonial
Howell, Michigan, Nov. 1, 2022 - Joy to the world, indeed. There is a simple way to stimulate the feeling of joy in oneself: just breathe in the gift that a real Christmas tree brings with its smell. According to the Real Christmas Tree Board (RCTB), when respondents across the country were asked to choose how they felt when they smelled a real Christmas tree, they chose "joyful" more than any other emotion (the 42% of real tree buyers and 39% of all respondents). The second options were "happy", "nostalgic", "calm" and "grateful". 1 Not a bad result at a time when we could use a little less stressful feelings and a little more feel-good ones. 

The "Joy to the Real" campaign shows the "perfectly imperfect" journey to the joy of bringing home a real Christmas tree. Consumers' favorite holiday scent is "Christmas itself." In the same survey, four out of five respondents (81%) agreed that "real Christmas trees smell like Christmas" itself. 1 48% of those who bought a real tree last year said their main reason for doing so is because they love the smell. 1 When asked to rank the different smells associated with Christmas, respondents said that the real Christmas tree is their favorite smell of the season (56%), more so than cookies (50%), cinnamon (50% ), hot cup chocolate (45%) and gingerbread (43%). The smell of mint stands at 42%, followed by the smell of a campfire (37%) and roasted chestnuts (16%). 1 

The "Joy to the Real" campaign shows the "perfectly imperfect" journey to the joy of bringing home a real Christmas tree. "Ours is the real thing," says Marsha Gray, executive director of the RCTB. "So naturally, it's important to us to highlight real moments that become cherished memories, and not a staged vision of an unattainable experience." To do this, the RCTB has requested real videos from fans of real trees, detailing everything from the purchase of the tree and its arrival at home, through its assembly and decoration, to turning on the lights. The result is a snapshot of all the little things that make great memories. You can watch the video here. 

The "Alegría a lo Real" campaign will be advertised on social networks and in certain digital advertisements. "We think the tour creates the joy," Gray said. "And that's what we're focused on in the 'Joy to the Real' campaign. It's based on the idea that an artificial Christmas tree is one product, while a real Christmas tree is something else entirely. In a previous national survey, 76% of those surveyed told us that's how they saw it, seeing real Christmas trees as an experience, not just a product." two "We like to say that experiences with real trees create joy in the moment, traditions throughout the years and memories that last a lifetime," he added. Those who switched to a real tree seem to agree. 78% of those who previously bought an artificial tree, but tried a real one in 2021, say they wish they had started buying a real one sooner. 

Oscar de La Hoya and  Adventist Health White Memorial  Hospital  announce donation of more than $1 million to treat breast cancer, calling others to join and help Los Angeles communities access quality health care 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jane Murcia, jane@goldenboypromotions.com, (310) 871-7525.  Photo by Proceso.com.do

Los Angeles, Oct. 22, 2022 - Today, Adventist Health White Memorial announced it will be able to expand its capacity to offer chemotherapy to breast cancer patients, thanks to a recent $1 million donation from Oscar de La Hoya, boxing superstar and native of East Los Angeles. The donation from the 10-time world champion, who founded and runs Golden Boy Promotions in downtown Los Angeles, will significantly expand breast cancer services in the Boyle Heights community. 
Óscar De La Hoya

"My mother died of breast cancer at age 39, and not a day goes by that I wonder what else I could have done to help prolong her life," de La Hoya said of Cecilia, her mother. "Sadly, Los Angeles has an untold number of women facing this terrible disease, without access to life-saving care. It is my hope that this donation can help raise awareness and empower others who have been so blessed." like me to offer similar support. 

"Oscar is a major philanthropist, donor and partner in our hospital," said John Raffoul, president of Adventist Health White Memorial. "We are continually honored and blessed by your generosity." Hundreds of women are treated for breast cancer at Adventist Health White Memorial every year, and they thank the hospital for prolonging their lives and improving the quality of their lives. 

"I had the great honor of personally thanking Óscar De La Hoya for this great gift that he has given us, and for this opportunity in life that he has given me and those who may say that they do not have a guaranteed safety net," he said. Martha Guzman, a patient at White Memorial. "Many people who are sick and under-resourced have found hope at White Memorial through all the staff, doctors and financial support. Thanks to Oscar and this hospital I can see my son get married next May, exactly a year after the cancer surgery that saved my life. My life is a miracle, and it's thanks to this hospital.

"De La Hoya is a long-time donor to the hospital, where several departments are named in his honor, including the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center, the Oscar De La Hoya Labor & Delivery Center, and the Oscar De La Hoya Neonatal Intensive Care Center. . The formal presentation of the donation will take place in the coming weeks, where De La Hoya, White Memorial staff and patients will be available to answer questions. 

About Adventist Health White Memorial -   90% of Adventist Health White Memorial patients are Hispanic. As a safety net hospital, it is the only private, not-for-profit hospital offering comprehensive care to the Federally Designated Medically Underserved Area of ​​Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.
About the Oscar de La Hoya Foundation
- In 1995, boxing superstar Oscar De La Hoya created a foundation named after him to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help of many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people a year. The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center, and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles), as well as numerous after-school programs that help guide youth toward positive lives and away from gang violence, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse. 

Apollo: When we went to the moon premiers October 21 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jamie Winter Jamie@winterpublicrelations.com, 720.425.2580

Denver, Oct. 10, 2022 - "Apollo: When We Went to the Moon" opens at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on October 21. This exhibit takes you back to the space race that led to the Moon landing in 1969. See more than 100 objects from the archives of the US Space and Rocket Center, leave your footprints on a virtual moon, and come aboard of a lunar rover model in this multi-sensory exhibit. Denver Museum of Nature & Science 

The landing on the Moon by Apollo 11 was a momentous achievement for the United States and ushered in the expansion of space exploration and new technologies, such as the lunar rover. However, the success of the mission was only one of several historical moments that were happening in the country during that time. Alongside the cultural and political event of the Apollo program, there was the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the anti-war movement. 
More than 400,000 people contributed to the success of the US space program. The best and brightest scientists, mathematicians, artists, engineers, writers, coders, doctors, and hundreds of other experts worked for more than a decade to send humans to the Moon and bring them home safely. 
"The current US space program is the product of those who worked to make the first steps on the Moon possible," said Ka Chun Yu, curator of space sciences at the Museum. "From history and politics to the Apollo missions, the International Space Station and the current Artemis program, this exhibit showcases the power of human ingenuity, commitment and cooperation." 

"Apollo: When We Went to the Moon" is a traveling exhibit jointly produced by the US Space and Rocket Center and Flying fish. This exhibition will be on view until January 22, 2023. 
About the Denver Museum of Nature and Science - 
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is the Rocky Mountain region's premier resource for informal science education. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 

Charlamagne Tha God will receive the Humanitarian Medal Celebrated radio host to be honored for his efforts to end stigma around mental health 

Por PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Foto por Page Six

Harlem, New York , Oct. 7, 2022 - Hall of Fame debutant, television personality and best-selling author Charlamagne Tha God (photo), will receive the distinguished Emma L. Bowen during a gala in his honor in New York City on Friday, November 18, 2022 . 
"The Humanitarian Medal honors individuals who have made significant contributions to individuals and communities with the same passion and fervor as our late founder," said Patricia C. Jordan, chair of the Emma L. Bowen Community Service board of directors. Center. "We are delighted to honor Charlamagne, who like Ms. Bowen, has dedicated herself to helping people, especially those in the Black community, confront the stigma surrounding mental illness so that they can overcome their challenges in an effective and productive way. 

Charlamagne has been extremely outspoken about his mental health struggles and has used his various media platforms in order to help thousands of people, particularly those from Black communities. Among their efforts is the organization of the free annual Mental Health Expo event in New York City, in commemoration of World Mental Health Day. This year's event will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Saturday, October 8, 2022. 

Named for Ms. Bowen, who was a lifelong activist for community mental health care and minority rights in the media, the Humanitarian Medal is awarded to those whose efforts selfless in favor of others personify his legacy. Past honorees include Cynthia Bissett Germanotta, who co-founded the Born This Way Foundation with her daughter Lady Gaga ; Bill T. Jones , Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center honoree; Rev. Al Sharpton, prominent Civil Rights activist; Janice Huff , a weather forecaster for NBC in New York, and Mark Goldsmith , a former cosmetics executive and founder of Get Out and Stay Out.

The Ford Foundation provides $1.5 million in emergency funds to Puerto Rico 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by Ferplei

Emergency Funds Supplement More Than $22 Million in Funding to Puerto Rico Over the Past Five Years for the Island's Long-Term Recovery
New York , Sept. 28, 2022 - The Ford Foundation announced today that it will provide $1.5 million in emergency funding to Puerto Rico to support recovery efforts following Hurricane Fiona. In partnership with local nonprofits and community organizations, the foundation supports philanthropic and advocacy efforts for those affected by the storm. This contribution brings Ford's total commitment to the long-term recovery in Puerto Rico to more than $22 million since 2017. Ford Foundation Logo 

The catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona left 75% of the population of Puerto Rico without drinking water and the entire island without electricity, and there is no clear estimate of when public services will be restored. The brunt of the storm's impact hit areas in the Southwest, where there are still 3,600 homes covered by blue tarps from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in December 2019. 

Although the current crisis was created by Hurricane Fiona, the severity of the damage is directly related to the slow and ineffective response to previous disasters. “We have seen, in previous natural disasters, that underlying structural inequalities have a direct impact on relief and recovery efforts, and deep inequities are further exacerbated without deliberate and meaningful intervention,” said José García, director of the Future program. of Workers of the Ford Foundation. "In order for more than three million people in Puerto Rico to not only survive after this disaster, but also recover with dignity, we need coordinated leadership and rapid investments in all sectors, as well as listening to the needs of the most affected communities. There is no time to lose". 

"Since Maria, Ford has promoted bolder funding initiatives to support immediate post-disaster response and long-term advocacy and transformation processes. After five years of continuous support, and now in the face of systemic challenges for Puerto Rico that Fiona brings to light, we feel accompanied by this Foundation", commented Ariadna Michelle Godreau Aubert, founder and executive director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico . "We encourage other foundations to view this juncture as an opportunity to step up and reimagine how we support survivors. While basic needs are by definition essential, we also need resources to think through and implement a strategy for future conditions and possibilities for communities eager to enjoy their right to stay and return to their homes and lands, as well as guarantee decent living conditions".
- The Ford Foundation is an independent organization working to address inequality and build a future rooted in justice. For more than 85 years, it has supported visionaries on the front lines of social change around the world, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance the fulfillment of humanity. Today, with an endowment of $16 billion, the foundation is headquartered in New York with 10 regional offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Actor and Recording Artist Anthony Bless Debuts New Music Video for His Hit Single "Take You Back" 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Paris Rose, paris@thecommonground.agency

Los Angeles, Sept. 16, 2022 - Anthony Bless, a very talented singer and actor, has just released a shocking and controversial music video for his new hip hop single "Take You Back." Ray Fonseca and Mo Hines are responsible for directing the video, which includes Pulse Records recording artist Calvin Davis Jr. 

The highly anticipated music video exposes the tensions and difficulties inherent in an unhealthy romantic bond. This infectious and upbeat track emphasizes the powerful message of overcoming adversity by drawing attention to it. The powerful track written and produced by Anthony Bless is now available on iTunes . "This video holds a special place in my heart. The story and narrative of the song not only serve to entertain, but also to tell my own experiences. I hope this song encourages and resonates with people who have lived through similar experiences" Anthony commented. Click here to watch "Take You Back" 
About Anthony Bless:
This talented Latin artist was born and raised in Queens, New York, in a humble background. After the death of his father after a long battle with cancer, Anthony took on the responsibility of the family. Bless began to develop his craft and found opportunities to perform in major establishments and on stages, driven by the need to support his family and never lose sight of his father's insistence on self-discipline, focus and precision. Bless landed prominent roles on the USA Network television show "EAST LOS HIGH" and series "Shooter," as well as a major recurring role on Tyler Perry's hit series "SISTAS," and was eventually cast in the permanent cast of Tyler Perry's next hit show, "RUTHLESS," as agent Malcolm Green. Further advancing his music career and his philanthropic endeavors are just some of the things Bless is focused on right now. This singer has no plans to slow down as he prepares to release his latest album and promotes his new single. 
"Take You Back" (official music video) by Anthony Bless, featuring Calvin Davis Jr.:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=019j8YhvgrU

Powerful campaign exposes danger of sea level rise due to heat-traping emissions in Florida

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Santa Cruz Communications, Danixa López, danixa@santacruzpr.com
Miami, Sept. 12, 2022 - The extreme dangers posed to the state of Florida by heat-trapping emissions are at the center of an innovative new campaign launched today , featuring a gift shop Unique with an unexpected twist. The CLEO Institute , the VoLo Foundation, and the Union of Conscious Scientists have partnered with Miami advertising agency Zubi to create the "Florida, The State Of Emergency" gift shop , which focuses on the most critical issue facing the state. : The climate crisis and how it will affect Florida's tourism, economy and coveted lifestyle for years to come. Watch the short VIDEO that reveals the shocking reactions of shoppers when they realize something is drastically wrong and learn the hard way how the impact of the climate crisis can affect their daily lives. For more information and to sign the petition, visit cleoinstitute.org/floridainemergency 

Presented by The CLEO Institute and powered by the VoLo Foundation , two nonprofit organizations that are working to solve the climate crisis statewide, in partnership with the Union of Conscious Scientists , an organization that applies rigorous, independent science to solve the most urgent problems of our planet, " Florida, The State of Emergency" calls people through this powerful video to anticipate the effects of rising sea levels and chronic flooding in their daily lives. He urges them to help address the climate emergency by signing a petition stating their desire and position to put Florida on a renewable energy path and rapidly transition to net-zero emissions. 
"Floridians are already experiencing the impacts of a changing hot climate at an alarming rate. Extreme weather events like hurricanes and heat waves are claiming lives, increasing the cost of living, reclaiming priceless habitats and species, erasing coastlines , threatening our drinking water supply, and much more. Unfortunately, these impacts are not felt equally. Low-income Floridians and members of historically marginalized communities – people of color, indigenous communities, women, and the elderly – bear a disproportionate burden The climate emergency can no longer be ignored and our government has a responsibility to act urgently and implement equitable climate solutions that put people before profit now," said Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director of The CLEO Institute. 

"Florida is already experiencing the impacts of the climate emergency. We have the technology and science to solve this crisis and protect the well-being of our communities. Our elected officials must take the necessary steps to ensure we reach a goal of net-zero emissions and renewable energy by 2040. The time to act is now," said Thais López Vogel, founder and administrator of the VoLo Foundation.
"Floridians are on the front lines of climate change, with rising sea levels, rapidly intensifying hurricanes, and staggering levels of extreme heat set to hit the state. Florida communities deserve decisive, bold, and community-based action." science by their leaders to protect them from these threats and limit how bad they will get," said Dr. Rachel Licker, Senior Scientist on Climate Change, Union of Conscious Scientists. 

"Florida, The State of Emergency" is supported by Adsmovil , a certified minority-owned company and pioneer in Hispanic mobile advertising and digital media; and The Invading Sea , the opinion arm of the Florida Climate Reporting Network, a collaborative network of news organizations from across the state that focuses on the threats posed by a warming climate. 

Watch the Video:  https://youtu.be/Wr4Er8l9Has

For more information and to sign the petition, visit:  https://cleoinstitute.org/floridainemergency/
New report from the National Women's Law Center and its partners examines the housing crisis and its policies in the United States, as well as the impact on women of color 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by News Leaflets

Washington, Aug. 15, 2022 - Today, the National Women's Law Center, in collaboration with the Insight Center and the Groundwork Collaborative , released The Roots of Discriminatory Housing Policy: Moving Toward Gender Justice in Our Economy ("The Roots of Discriminatory Housing Policy: Moving Toward Gender Justice in Our Economy"), a report that highlights the inextricable links between housing justice and gender justice, as well as outlining solutions to promote housing as a public good. The release follows the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report : prices rose 8.5% year-on-year in July and rents increased 6.3% between July 2021 and July 2022, the highest rate in more than 35 years. 
"Women have always borne the brunt of a socioeconomic system designed to benefit from their underpaid and undervalued work," said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. "By virtue of this powerful collaboration, my colleagues excavate the damaging housing policy decisions that littered our history and created the disaster we face today. And, most importantly, this document reminds us of the best policy options." and reasonable solutions that can put us on the path to a more equitable tomorrow. 

Through critical analysis and historical examination, the article highlights the housing crisis in this country, its disproportionate impact on women of color, and its roots in centuries of underinvestment and policies that are racist, sexist, and discriminatory against people. with disabilities that helped white men build wealth while taking wealth away from women, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Women, particularly women of color, were already more likely than non-Hispanic white men to spend most of their income on housing before the pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, African American and Latina women have consistently been more likely than non-Hispanic white men to fall behind on rent and mortgage payments. 

"Stable housing is an essential element of economic security for families and a critical part of a healthy and sustainable economy," said Dr. Rakeen Mabud, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Policy and Research at Groundwork . "Policymakers must use all available tools to address the acute crisis that so many women and families face today." 

Andrea Flynn, Senior Director of the Insight Center, added : "Safe, accessible and affordable housing should be invested not as a commodity, but as a public good. Housing creates opportunities and outcomes related to employment, education, health , transportation, care and general well-being across generations. A safe home, in a community full of opportunity, is a prerequisite for human prosperity and economic security." 

For more information on housing and gender justice, as well as to read the report, visit:  https://nwlc.org/

Tanya Ramos-Puig, Past President of the Latin GRAMMY Foundation®, Named Executive Director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Maxine McBride, (904) 703-5326, maxine@clockworkmarketing.com, Tanya Ramos-Puig, (904) 642-0210, Tanya@mbfpreventioneducation.org
MBF names its first Latina executive director 

Jacksonville, Fla ., July 27, 2022 - The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is proud to announce the appointment of changemaker and advocate for equity in education, Tanya Ramos- Puig, as executive director. Building on a 25-year history of protecting children, Ramos-Puig will lead the Foundation into its next season in fulfilling its mission to educate and empower all children and adolescents against abuse, bullying , digital dangers and other forms of victimization of minors.

Tanya Ramos-Puig (r), executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. Photo by David Lang. (PRNewsfoto/Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.)        

"In 1997, MBF began as a legacy from my late wife, Monique Burr. Today, after developing multiple evidence-based and trauma-informed programs for children and adolescents, the Foundation welcomes a dynamic new leader with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, we believe Tanya's commitment to our work to change lives will increase our reach and impact," said Ed Burr, Founder and Chairman of the MBF Board of Directors. "I also want to thank our outgoing CEO, Lynn Layton, for her commitment and leadership over the past 14 years." "I am humbled and honored to serve as the new leader of MBF, an organization with a proven track record in educating and empowering children around the world with tools and strategies they can use to help adults keep them safe." Ramos-Puig said. "In collaboration with our passionate MBF team, board and sponsors, I am confident that the next chapter will be one of growth and sustainability as we work to fulfill our mission of protecting children." For nearly three decades, Ramos-Puig has dedicated her career to improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for youth in the world's most under-resourced communities. 

Most recently, she served as President of The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Latin Recording Academy ® . With a history of promoting growth in organizations through her key leadership positions, including Executive Director of Pencils of Promise, Chief Revenue Officer of Education Pioneer, and at the Children's Aid Society where she received the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award, Ramos -Puig is known for being a tireless advocate for equity in education. She is an alumna of the New York Leadership Center Choir and INROADS, a board member of both Raised by US and Classy.org, and has been an adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College. 

He has a BA in Sociology from NYU, an MA in Urban Policy and Management from The New School (where he received a Jacob Kaplan Scholarship), and is a graduate of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management Graduate School of Business Executive Level Program. from Columbia University. For more information, visit  https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/tanya-ramos-puig-joins-mbf-as-chief-executive-officer/

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 in memory of Monique Burr, a dedicated advocate for children. Some of MBF's prevention education programs include: MBF Child Safety Matters ® (MBF, Child Safety Matters ®), MBF Teen Safety Matters ® (MBF, Teen Safety Matters ®), MBF Athlete Safety Matters ® (MBF, La Athletic Safety Matters) and MBF After-School Safety Matters ® (MBF). These are evidence-based, trauma-informed, comprehensive prevention programs that educate and empower children and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and appropriately respond to abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, exploitation and human trafficking. MBF programs have been taught to millions of young people in the United States and around the world. 

The great Puerto Rican businesswoman and actress, Roselyn Sánchez partners with Life Happens to educate people about the importance of having life insurance 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo 1 by All Movie.   Photo 2 Supplied  

The actress and mother of two shares the importance of having financial stability and making decisions that protect our loved ones  

Arlington, Virginia , June 21, 2022 - Life Happens, a national nonprofit organization that educates consumers on the importance of life insurance as part of a financial plan, today announces his collaboration with actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, model, producer, author, wife and mother Roselyn Sánchez (l), to highlight the importance of life insurance during Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) of Life Happens in September. 

 As a mother of two children, Roselyn knows how much everything changes when one becomes a mother. "For starters, you no longer live for yourself, you live for your children," she commented. "Family is the most important thing to me, and every decision, both big and small, comes back to them." Like Roselyn, all parents are constantly faced with different options for their families. It can be overwhelming, but luckily the decision to get life insurance doesn't have to be. That's why this year's LIAM campaign theme is: Either Get Life Insurance: An Easy Choice. 

This year's campaign for LIAM has taken on new importance as the need for life insurance continues to grow. According to the 2022 Insurance Barometer Study , conducted by Life Happens and LIMRA, 44% of Americans would experience financial hardship within six months if the main breadwinner in their household died, while that one in ten believes that the difficulties would arise in just one week. The same survey also revealed that the need for life insurance is higher in certain communities, with the Hispanic community expressing the highest need: 51% say they need life insurance or expanded coverage from their current police. 

 As a native of Puerto Rico, Roselyn has partnered with Life Happens to change this statistic and encourage all Americans, including Hispanics, to purchase life insurance. By educating people about this important product, Roselyn hopes she can inspire people to get the coverage they need. 

"Life insurance is something that many people think about, but don't act on. I know this can be especially true in the Hispanic community, something that I hope to change through my alliance with Life Happens", highlighted Roselyn Sánchez. "Through education and this year's Life Insurance Awareness Month campaign, I believe all Americans will see that the decision to get life insurance is not a big commitment, but rather a decision. easy that doesn't cost too much". 

Resources featuring Roselyn and this year's theme "Life Insurance: An Easy Choice" are now available on Life Happens Pro:  https://lifehappenspro.org/life-insurance-awareness-month

"Roselyn Sanchez (r), is an amazing role model as she brings the same energy and passion she has for her career and her family to our campaign and mission," said Faisa Stafford, President and CEO of Life Happens . "We are thrilled to have Roselyn as our spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month 2022 as she will deliver the message that providing financial security to our loved ones with life insurance is truly an easy and affordable decision." 

Roselyn will serve as LIAM's national spokesperson in September. As part of this partnership, Roselyn will share more about her life insurance experience, including in this online public service announcement (PSA):  https://lifehappens.org/roselyn/.  To learn more about LIAM and Life Happens' partnership with Roselyn, visit the Life Happens website:  https://lifehappens.org/

Nearly 75% of Americans say the convenience of credit cards can negatively affect mental health, and more than a third feel sad or guilty after using their cards
By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Jilliana Ourth, JOurth@Debt.com, 954-377-9778.   Photo by Líder Empresarial
A new survey from Debt.com indicates that impulse purchases with credit cards can lead to stress, guilt and mental health problems. 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 23, 2022 - Credit cards are so convenient that many Americans say the temptation to use them, even when they know they shouldn't, is taking a toll on their mental health. Debt.com is the consumer website where people can find help with credit card debt, student loan debt, tax debt, credit repair, bankruptcy, and more. Debt.com works with vetted and certified providers that give the best advice and solutions for consumers ‘when life happens.’ Debt.com surveyed more than 1,000 Americans to find out what role credit cards play in stress, depression, and overall mental well-being today. More than 21% of respondents say they feel stressed after using credit cards, another 20% say they feel guilty, and 6% say they feel desperate. More than 30% say they avoid looking at their credit card bills because it's too painful, and nearly 20% applied for new credit because they were sad or stressed. 

"Credit cards are so convenient that they become a temporary solution to personal problems," said Howard Dvorkin, CPA and president of Debt.com. "Going to a store is no longer required to shop. You can do it from your phone while you're in bed, and that combination is dangerous and expensive." More than 45% admit to having missed a payment on their credit card because they did not dare to check the balance of the statement. "When you go into debt while feeling down, it never makes you feel better," observed Don Silvestri , president of Debt.com. "Not only does it affect mental health, but it can also spread to loved ones." The social impact of debt and mental health leaves 20% of Americans out of conversations about goals and plans, and 10% avoid hanging out with family and friends because of debt . Nearly 6% of respondents admit to hiding their credit card spending from their partner, and another 5% avoid dating due to debt. 

Retail therapy, which involves making impulsive purchases to reverse feelings of sadness, was common among respondents. While this resulted in a median debt of $1,000 or less, figures above that amount were concerning:

*Debt greater than $1,000 up to $5,000 –25% 
*Debt greater than $5,000 up to $15,000 – nearly 18% 
*Debt greater than $15,000 up to $20,000 – more than 3% 
*Debt greater than $20,000 – almost 3% 

Along with mental health, physical health can also deteriorate due to credit card debt. More than 5% of people say they have suffered from loss of sleep, appetite, or low self-esteem due to their credit card bills. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Debt.com urges Americans to take care of themselves by managing their debt. Visit Debt.com to learn how to eliminate your credit card balances and bring balance back to your life. 
About: Debt.com
is a resource that provides consumers with education, self-help guides, professional solutions and much more. At Debt.com, consumers can find expert advice on money: how to get it, how to save it, and how to spend it. They also help consumers find the perfect debt relief company for their situation and make sure they are happy with the results. Debt.com has been featured in the Washington Post, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes and other outlets, making it a mainstay in the debt reduction industry.

Do you think you may have a drinking problem? 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & pressinfo@aa.org (212) 870-3119.   Photo by AARP

Alcoholics Anonymous can help 

New York, May 9, 2022 - This is a question a problem drinker might ask, then immediately list reasons why this might not be true. 

To help people come to their own conclusions about whether they have a problem with alcohol, AA provides a self-assessment tool: "Is AA for You?" . It includes twelve questions to help a person decide if AA is worth trying. 
Alcoholism is a disease that does not respect age, diversity of abilities, beliefs, race, gender, wealth, occupation or education. Our experience shows that anyone can be an alcoholic. And, without a doubt, anyone who wants to stop drinking is welcome in AA.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous shares what many people with a drinking problem have found to be a helpful insight: that if, when you really want to stop drinking, you find you can't do it altogether, or if when you drink, have little control over the amount of alcohol you drink, you may have a drinking problem. The good news is that AA provides a solution for those seeking help. 

AA works closely with professionals who can direct a client who may have a drinking problem to AA's program of recovery in their own state or province. 

An AA member shares the following: "When I was ready to do something about my alcoholism, I went to a counselor in my company's employee assistance program." I told him the truth about how I was drinking. This professional told me, "You might want to try going to AA; it's something that might work for you." In my desperate mind, I thought: "it has to serve me" . And it really helped me." 

Others reach out to AA on their own through the Internet. Out of curiosity about alcoholism or problem drinking, they turn to our website, aa.org , where they can find information about Alcoholics Anonymous or find an AA meeting near them. 

Whether in person or online, if you have a problem with alcohol, AA can help. For more information, you may contact the Public Information desk at the General Service Office at publicinfo@aa.org or by calling (212) 870-3119. 

To find an AA meeting, download the AAWS Meeting Guide app.:  https://www.aa.org/meeting-guide-app

As hispanic parents open their eyes to threatening ideology, a group of mothers recruits a new spanish-speaking leader 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Tiffany Justice, media@proactivecommunications.com , 812-528-0315 (cell).

Moms for Liberty celebrates a Colombian-American model and actress to reach Hispanic audiences
Melbourne, Fla., April 27, 2022 - Hispanic American parents are increasingly aware of the ideological threats affecting their children in public education. Recognizing the importance of this constituency known for its belief in traditional values, Moms for Liberty, a national advocacy group focused on parental rights, today announced the hiring of Catalina Stubbe (photo), a bilingual mother of four, model and actress from Colombia, as its new director of Hispanic Broadcasting. 

"We are so excited to have Catalina join our team focused on connecting Spanish-speaking moms across the United States," said Tiffany Justice, co-founder of Moms for Liberty. "As a mother of four children, Catalina understands the importance of unifying and empowering parents across the country to promote ideals of freedom and autonomy." 

"Mothers have the power to change the world and Moms for Liberty has empowered fathers across the country," said Stubbe. "I am honored to serve in this amazing organization that inspires me every day."
About Catherine Stubbe - 
Stubbe is a former Miss World Colombia actress and fashion model who was born in Colombia, earned a sociology degree from Université de La Sorbonne in France, and moved to the United States 13 years ago. She is the mother of four children and the founder and CEO of Stubbe Ranch. 

About Moms for Liberty - Moms for Liberty has 186 chapters in 35 states and more than 85,000 members. Founded by two moms and former school board members who witnessed shortsighted and destructive policies directly harm children and families, Moms for Liberty works to organize, educate and empower parents to stand up for their parental rights at all times. the levels of government. 

Estrella Jalisco and Dodgers Icon Player Fernando Valenzuela present the new Special Edition Dodgers Michelada

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo 1 Supplied.   Photo 2 by La Vida Baseball 

Beer brand invites fans to show their team pride for a chance to win a special fan experience at Dodger Stadium 

Los Angeles, April 12, 2022 - To kick off the 2022 baseball season, Estrella Jalisco, the beer brand with more than 100 years of Mexican tradition and the official beer sponsor of the Dodgers during The 2022 season teams up with the Los Angeles team to introduce the new Estrella Jalisco Dodgers Michelada, a flavorful special-edition michelada at 3.5% ABV, made by blending a Mexican-style lager with Clamato and lime juice. 
Estrella Jalisco introduces the new special edition Dodgers Michelada and offers fans the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Dodger Stadium with legendary Dodgers baseball icon Fernando Valenzuela. 

The refreshing balance of sweet, salty and tangy flavor is perfect to enjoy while watching a game, celebrating wins or simply showing Dodger pride. 

In honor of the new special edition Estrella Jalisco Dodgers Michelada, the brand is stepping up with legendary Dodgers baseball player and sports icon, Fernando Valenzuela. Known for his trademark pitching style and unbeatable rookie year, Fernando once again rallies fans around the Los Angeles baseball team. 

Starting April 12, 2022, Estrella Jalisco offers fans the opportunity to win the best experience at Dodger Stadium. This opportunity will feature an encounter with Fernando Valenzuela, the opportunity to throw out the leadoff ball in a game during the 2022 baseball season, and signed memorabilia. To participate, fans can tag @estrellajalisco and share the craziest thing they've done to show their team pride using the hashtag #contest on social media. Entries will be accepted until April 20, 2022. 

"After playing for more than a decade with the Dodgers, I've learned that by daring to be true to myself and knowing my strengths, great things can happen," Fernando Valenzuela said. "The Dodgers community is so passionate and engaged - we have the best fans in the world. I look forward to seeing you show your Dodger pride and meeting the lucky winner of the Estrella Jalisco contest at the ballpark." 
A religious reaction to Fernando Valenzuela's eyes. 

The news comes weeks after Estrella Jalisco launched its latest advertising campaign, "Vive Tu Estrella," which highlights the courage of Mexican-Americans who dare to live their lives authentically. Now, Estrella Jalisco is on the lookout for the most passionate Dodgers fans to show their pride. 

"At Estrella Jalisco, we celebrate the bold, proud and brave," says Kelsey Willis, brand director for Estrella Jalisco. "We are excited to partner with Fernando Valenzuela, a baseball legend who defied the odds by following his true passion and wowing fans in the process. There is no better spokesperson to introduce our limited edition Dodger Michelada." 

For more information, follow @EstrellaJalisco on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram . The Dodgers Michelada Contest requires no purchase. Open to US residents age 21 and older. Starts 4/12/22 and ends 4/20/22. See the Official Rules at    https://www.estrellajalisco.com/AgeCheck.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2frules for prizes and details. Message and data rates may apply. Void where prohibited.

Debt doesn't always cause divorce, but it's often the result of it, according to a survey by Debt.com and DivorceMag.com 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire

For many respondents, debts exceeded $5,000, and their credit scores fell more than 50 points. 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , April 11, 2022 - One-third of divorced couples say money problems were a "major factor" in breaking up their marriages, but nearly two-thirds went into debt after their divorces were final. 
Debt.com is the consumer website where people can find help with credit card debt, student loan debt, tax debt, credit repair, bankruptcy, and more. Debt.com works with vetted and certified providers that give the best advice and solutions for consumers ‘when life happens.’ 

These results, obtained from a new survey conducted by Debt.com and DivorceMag.com , were consistent across all income groups and across all age ranges. More than half of those surveyed reported debts greater than $5,000. Almost 15% of those people reported debts of more than $25,000. "No matter how much you make, couples will fight over money. 

No matter how much you have, a divorce will cost you money," said Don Silvestri , president of Debt.com. "We already knew this from our years of helping Americans get out of debt, but those high numbers were a bit surprising...and depressing." 

Also, note how divorce affects credit scores . Just over 32% of respondents said their credit scores fell more than 50 points, the most popular response. While another 13% saw a decrease of 50 points or less, 20% saw no change. 
"Divorce can be so emotionally, mentally and financially draining that many people who go through it don't think about secondary issues like credit scores," says Diana Shepherd (CDFA®) , Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Divorce Magazine . "Unfortunately, it really takes a high score after divorce to secure a new place to live, new credit cards, or even a new vehicle. A low credit rating can mean higher interest rates, which will further stretch your limited resources." financial". 

Respondents' ages range from Gen Z (18-29) to baby boomers (60+), with an almost even split between genders and income levels ranging from less than $10,000 to more than $200,000. 

Other results: Just over 40% shared a debt with their ex-spouse that is now theirs alone. This is usually a joint credit card that is now in your name only. Just over 20% considered legal separation instead of divorce to avoid taking on more debt.

New primary care clinic for people over 65 raises the standard of medical care 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & 352-480-0679, www.SaludVIP.com

SaludVIP, a patient-centered medical network, opens a new primary care clinic to offer better health care to the Medicare Advantage community in Marion Oaks 
Tampa, Fla ., April 4, 2022 - SaludVIP, a Florida-based patient-centered primary care network, is pleased to announce the opening of its new local clinic in Marion Oaks. 

Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, SaludVIP continues to demonstrate its ability to provide high-quality care during the most difficult times. 

The new clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that allow patients to receive all the care they need under one roof. 

"We are proud to bring a revolutionary health center to the Marion Oaks neighborhood that will offer primary care along with a community center for our patients," said SaludVIP's Dr. Gilfredy Acevedo Hernández. "We are excited to meet new patients and offer them the quality preventive care they have earned and deserve." 

The model that SaludVIP implements gives priority to quality time between the doctor and the patient. SaludVIP believes that by spending more time with the doctor, patients will receive more comprehensive diagnoses and treatment, leading to a better quality of life and less time spent in the hospital. 
Unlike other health care providers, SaludVIP encourages people to visit their doctors often in this space where highly specialized care is created exclusively for them and their specific needs. 

In its efforts to make care accessible to all, SaludVIP helps eliminate potential health care burdens by offering services that include same-day appointments, transportation assistance to and from clinics, and virtual consultations when needed. SaludVIP physicians are always dedicated to doing what they must to offer a better experience and the highest quality of care to their patients. They believe in quality, not quantity. 

The new SaludVIP primary care clinic, located at 194 Marion Oaks Blvd., Ocala, Florida , accepts patients who receive Medicare Advantage plan benefits. Those interested can call 352-480-0679 or visit  https://saludvip.com/ for more information.

Ankura advises the Government of Puerto Rico in the largest restructuring of the public sector in the history of the United States 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 16, 2022 - Ankura Consulting, LLC ("Ankura" or the "Company"), an independent global expert and advisory services firm, announced that yesterday, March 15, 2022, the Plan of Adjustment for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (the "Commonwealth" or "Puerto Rico") entered into force. On January 18, 2022, United States District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the adjustment plan that established the restructuring terms for approximately $34 billion of debt, which is the largest restructuring of municipal debt in the History of The United States. The adjustment plan paves the way for Puerto Rico to emerge from bankruptcy with a stable and sustainable balance sheet. Ankura Logo 

Through the implementation of the plan, Puerto Rico reduces the total amount of central government debt from $34 billion to $7.4 billion; reduces Puerto Rico's maximum annual debt service payments from a maximum of $4.2 billion to $1.15 billion; and reduces per capita debt by 86%. 

"This is a great collective achievement for Puerto Rico, thanks to the fiscal and economic team of the Government, the Legislative Branch, the Council of Administration and Financial Supervision (the "Supervisory Council") and all those who have worked in the last five years to reach this historic moment," said Fernando Batlle (L), president of Ankura in Latin America, who directs all aspects of Ankura's advisory work for the Government. He added: "The completion of the Commonwealth Plan of Adjustment is the 'reset' button for Puerto Rico and ushers in a new era of fiscal stability with new opportunities to shape a modern and successful economy."

From Goya Beans to Rosarios Goya, CEO Bob Unanue addresses Poland with special delivery of faith, prayer and hope to the people of Ukraine

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Natalie J Maniscalco, natalie@retromedianyc.com, 845.659.6506
Jersey City, NJ , March 14, 2022 - A phone call and offer of a single rosary from Shannon Haase of San Antonio, Texas turned into a donation of thousands upon thousands of rosaries from his prayer community, hoping that Goya could deliver the miracle of rosaries to the people of Ukraine. Bob Unanue (photo), responded that he and his team would personally deliver the rosaries. A special mass will be held in Poland to bear witness to this incredible gift of love, faith, and hope from the people of the United States. 

"Darkness is the absence of light and evil is the absence of God. With the miraculous gift of these rosaries, these beacons of light, a symbol of prayer, love and hope, we will break through the darkness and inspire the leaders of our world." reject evil and draw closer to God," said Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods. 

With the help of the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), Goya Foods, through Goya Europe, its European facilities in Spain, and the global Goya Gives initiative, will continue to distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food, water and supplies, as needed. to Ukraine and Poland, where many refugees are fleeing. With the gift of these rosaries from faithful Americans, Goya seeks to fulfill the Goya Cares mission of nourishing the soul and spirit. For more information about Goya, visit: www.goya.com .

 For more information about Goya Foods, visit  https://www.goya.com/es/

Award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson joins Dress for Success® Worldwide as a global ambassador to celebrate her 25th anniversary 

Por PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Patricia Steele, Vice President of Global Communications Dress for Success Worldwide, psteele@dressforsuccess.org.   Photo by Spiegel

The founder of The Outset is honored on International Women's Day as part of the organization's "Your Hour, Her Power" campaign 

New York, March 8, 2022 - Dress for Success Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit resource for women's employment, today announced that award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson (left), will become Global Ambassador of the organization. Johansson and her new skincare brand, The Outset, will add their voices and support to Dress for Success Worldwide in its mission to help women achieve financial independence. As a long-time advocate for women's empowerment, Johansson will help raise awareness of the critical role Dress for Success plays in helping women advance professionally, prosper personally, care for their families and help rebuild. the communities. You will participate in select Dress for Success campaigns as well as various events and promotions. The Outset team will also donate their time and expertise to interact with Dress for Success customers on a volunteer basis. "I believe that when we support each other's journey toward discovering self-confidence, the world is a better place," Johansson said. "I am honored to partner with Dress for Success; they make it possible for women to achieve their dreams by doing their best." In addition to serving as a global ambassador for Dress for Success, Johansson is recognized for her work supporting women and advocating for gender equality as part of the organization's annual "Your Hour, Her Power®" campaign. In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Your Hour, Her Power honors inspiring women leaders and invites people to donate the equivalent of one hour's pay to help women achieve their economic independence. "We are delighted to welcome Scarlett as a global ambassador to raise awareness of our mission at such a pivotal time for women," said Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. "Scarlett's support of women's empowerment, coupled with her personal passion for helping us demonstrate our impact as the leading global nonprofit resource for women's employment, is literally a turning point for our organization". 

Women are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate, resulting in $800 billion in lost income worldwide. For the past 25 years, Dress For Success has led global efforts to help women achieve financial security and transform their lives. This new partnership with Johansson will help Dress for Success reach more women, advance its mission and raise awareness of its cause. Since its launch in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to 144 locations in 23 countries, helping more than 1.2 million women work toward their independence. Dress for Success has transcended beyond dresses to offer a variety of services and access to opportunities for clients. More than 60% of clients identify as women of color, and 56% are mothers. "We want the world to know, particularly in our 25th anniversary year, the many ways we contribute to re-entering women through services and programs that go far beyond professional attire," said Meyer- Shipp. "We are not just a non-profit organization; we are an agent of change." To learn more about Dress for Success Worldwide and the Your Hour, Her Power campaign, visit: yourhourherpower.org . To learn more about Johansson's new skincare brand, visit:  https://theoutset.com/

Visit https://dressforsuccess.org/ to learn more. 

Goya Europe will distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to the people of  Ukraine

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Natalie J Maniscalco, natalie@retromedianyc.com, 845.659.6506.   Photo 1 by Kilgore News Herald.  Photo 2 Supplied
Jersey City, New Jersey, Feb. 28, 2022 - Goya Europe, the European arm of Goya Foods Inc., will distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to the people of Ukraine, in response to the call international aid to cover the basic needs of food, fuel and medicine. Through our facilities and Goya distributors throughout Europe, the company is very well positioned to be able to provide humanitarian aid and quickly get products to Ukraine and Poland, where many citizens are taking refuge. Goya Europe, the European arm of Goya Foods Inc., distributes hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to the people of Ukraine, in response to the international call for critical aid for food, fuel and medicine.

Through our facilities and Goya distributors across Europe, Goya is very well positioned to provide humanitarian aid and quickly ship products to Ukraine and Poland, where many refugees are fleeing. (PRNewsfoto/Goya Foods, Inc.) "Through our global Goya Gives initiative, Goya has always been at the forefront of humanitarian aid and disaster relief campaigns. This situation is aggravated by the fact that it is a warlike attack and a historic genocide against innocent civilians and we cannot sit idly by and do nothing," said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods | Goya Europe. "We are lucky to have a close presence so we can respond to the call for help. Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine and all those on the ground risking their lives to help those in need." 
"The strategic location of Goya Europe allows us to respond immediately to the demand for help and relief. In this sense, we have already begun to organize the logistics of food shipments through our distribution partners in Poland and Ukraine," he said. William Unanue, General Manager of Goya Europe. 

Through Goya Gives, Goya donated more than 4.5 million pounds of food during the pandemic, more than one million pounds of food for the people of Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, more than 400,000 pounds of food for the people of Venezuela during government unrest and more than a million pounds of food to Haiti during the earthquake and at home during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Isaac, Harvey, Irene and Ida. 

 For more information on Goya Gives, visit:  https://www.goya.com/en/

The Traps of Love: Romance and Domestic Violence Scams 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire

Washington, Feb. 14, 2022 - This Valentine's Day, it's just as important to celebrate love with your loved ones as it is to learn to recognize the dangers of online dating sites and the relationships they create. they can be toxic. USAGov en Español, the official guide of the United States Government, wants to help you and your loved ones protect yourself from romance scams and recognize the signs of domestic violence in a relationship. 
USA.gov in Spanish. (PRNewsfoto/USA.gov in Spanish) 

Don't fall for love traps: protect yourself from romance scams

Not all that glitters is gold on dating apps and websites. In these means, used by millions today to find a partner, unfortunately, there are many scammers waiting to lure you into their trap and trick you into stealing your money. 

Pay special attention if you know someone who is posing as a military officer who is abroad or a doctor who works for an international organization and know the signs of fraud. A scammer will try to ask you, for example: 

*Your personal phone or email, almost immediately, to talk to you outside of the dating site. 
*Money to visit him or for something urgent. 
*Make a money transfer or open a bank account. 

Learn how to recognize a romance scam, learn the stories scammers commonly make up, and know where to report them . 

Don't let your heart cloud your reason: take action against domestic violence 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Survey on Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced intimate partner violence.

Domestic violence does not always translate into beatings or physical abuse; psychological and emotional abuse, manifested in words and actions, can be just as damaging. 

The first step in getting out of a domestic violence situation, or helping someone do so, is to recognize the signs that might indicate someone is in an abusive relationship. Some behaviors that may be signs of abuse include: 

*Excessive display of jealousy over time spent apart with friends. 
*Insults or humiliation of the partner, especially in front of other people. 
*Threats directed at the partner's children or pets. 

If you or a loved one is in danger because there is an abuser in your life, you can seek help by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (for Spanish press 2) or you can contact a specialist at Spanish, through live chat . 

Find resources to prevent and report abuse, report fraud, and much more, in USAGov en Español:  https://www.usa.gov/espanol/forma-de-uso

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Key Action by Approving Second COVID-19 Vaccine

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by www.fda.gov

Silver Spring, Md., January 31, 2022 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a second COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine; the approved vaccine will be marketed as Spikevax for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. 

 Key points:
*Spikevax meets the FDA’s rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality required for approval. Moderna COVID-19 
*Vaccine has been available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 18 years of age and older since Dec. 18, 2020. 
“The FDA’s approval of Spikevax is a significant step in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the second vaccine approved to prevent COVID-19. The public can be assured that Spikevax meets the FDA’s high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality required of any vaccine approved for use in the United States,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “While hundreds of millions of doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine have been administered to individuals under emergency use authorization, we understand that for some individuals, FDA approval of this vaccine may instill additional confidence in making the decision to get vaccinated.” 

Spikevax has the same formulation as the EUA Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and is administered as a primary series of two doses, one month apart. Spikevax can be used interchangeably with the EUA Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to provide the COVID-19 vaccination series. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine remains available under EUA as a two-dose primary series for individuals 18 years of age and older, as a third primary series dose for individuals 18 years of age and older who have been determined to have certain kinds of immunocompromise, and as a single booster dose for individuals 18 years of age and older at least five months after completing a primary series of the vaccine. It is also authorized for use as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) single booster dose for individuals 18 years of age and older following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine. 

“The FDA’s medical and scientific experts conducted a thorough evaluation of the scientific data and information included in the application pertaining to the safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality of Spikevax. This includes the agency’s independent verification of analyses submitted by the company, our own analyses of the data, along with a detailed assessment of the manufacturing processes, test methods and manufacturing facilities,” said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “Safe and effective vaccines are our best defense against the COVID-19 pandemic, including currently circulating variants. The public can be assured that this vaccine was approved in keeping with the FDA’s rigorous scientific standards.”

People who owned residential citrus trees in Miami-Dade County that were destroyed between 2000 and 2006 under the Citrus Canker Eradication Program could get money as a result of a settlement

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire.   Photo by BLes  

Coral Gables, Fla., Jan. 24, 2022 - Robert C. Gilbert, Attorney at Robert C. Gilbert, PA/Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, PA, on the Los Angeles County Canker Litigation Citrus, Case No. 03-8255 CA 13, in the Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. 
A class action settlement has been reached for full compensation for the Certified Lawsuit of Owners of Approximately 247,972 Residential Citrus Trees in Miami-Dade County, Not Found to be Infected with Citrus Canker and were destroyed by the Florida Department of Agriculture (the "Department"), on or after January 1, 2000, under the Citrus Cancer Eradication Program CCEP). The lawsuit seeks full compensation based on the replacement cost of the trees at the time they were destroyed. 

Generally, individuals are part of the Lawsuit and included in the Settlement if they owned citrus trees located in Miami-Dade County that: were not used for commercial purposes; the Department did not determine that they were infected with citrus canker; Y they were destroyed by the CCEP on or after January 1, 2000 . 

Under the Settlement, which is subject to Court approval and appropriation by the 2022 Florida Legislature, a Settlement Fund of $76,871,320 will be created to pay (1) eligible Class Members ; (2) notification and administration costs; (3) attorneys' fees, costs, and expert fees; and (4) awards for services to the five group representatives. Additional details are available in the Settlement Agreement, available on the MiamiDadeCitrusCankerFund.com website:  https://www.miamidadecitruscankerfund.com/

Individuals do not have to do anything to receive a payment. If the Settlement is approved and the Settlement Fund is created, all eligible Settlement Members who received notice by mail and who do not exclude themselves from the Lawsuit will automatically receive a payment. People who did not receive a notice in the mail, but believe they are included in the Lawsuit, should call 1-833-630-1411 for help. Individual payments will be calculated based on the total number of eligible trees owned by each Class Member that were destroyed. If a Class Member previously received a payment of $55 per tree and/or accepted and used Shade Florida's $100 debit card, these amounts will be subtracted from their total payment. 

For more information: Visit: https://www.miamidadecitruscankerfund.com/  Call: 1-833-630-1411 Write to: Citrus Canker – Miami-Dade – 7526, PO Box 2599, Faribault, MN 55021-9599

Zeel Announces Roosevelt Island Vaccine Booster Day in Partnership with Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Elizabeth Amorosi beth.amorosi@zeel.com 917-208-7489

New York, Jan. 12, 2022 - Zeel, the leading technology platform for booking healthcare services for home, school or office, announces COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Day on Roosevelt Island in partnership with Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright (r) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The event will take place on Thursday, January 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. to 4:30 p.m. m. at the Carter Burden Senior Center located at 546 main Street on Roosevelt Island. Home appointments are available for homebound residents. Call 212-288-4607 to schedule your appointment at the event location or at your home. Zeel wellness on the way 

“We are pleased to partner with Zeel as we continue to provide booster doses to combat variants of COVID-19,” said Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, who has sponsored a total of seven booster/vaccination days on the Upper East Side, Yorkville. and Roosevelt Island. Seawright noted that Zeel's supply of the Moderna booster is vital to ensuring all communities are adequately protected in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Since April 2021, New York City-based Zeel has vaccinated tens of thousands of New Yorkers in 150 New York City public schools, in thousands of homes, and in traveling venues from Times Square to Coney Island. 

Samer Hamadeh, Founder and CEO of Zeel, said, "I'm particularly proud of our tireless vendor teams who are on the ground putting reinforcements into the arms of those who need them most. We are grateful to Assemblywoman Seawright and organizations like Chambers of Brooklyn and Queens businesses, who see the urgency of this program and are doing everything they can to get as many people out there, especially among at-risk populations and essential workers." 

Zeel's city-wide network of more than 200 nurses and 200 drivers and administrators has worked tirelessly for almost a year. From the city's most revered museums to renowned restaurants like East Harlem's Rao's, Zeel has been there administering shots and boosters to the essential workers who are the very lifeblood of the city. 

About Zeel - Zeel is a technology-enabled health and wellness platform that allows patients to book massages, physical therapies, COVID testing and vaccinations, as well as other medical services through a national network of 11,000 nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists and other service providers. health and wellness through its best-in-class app or its website www.zeel.com . Since its launch in the spring of 2013, Zeel has served more than 1.5 million home health and wellness appointments for patients and consumers in 40 states. The company recently partnered with the New York City Department of Health to vaccinate thousands of New Yorkers in their homes, schools, and at traveling locations across the city. Zeel's network health and wellness providers are available for appointments 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and Zeel's customer service teams work tirelessly to support patients and providers. Zeel's industry-leading, HIPAA-compliant technology has landed the company among the Financial Times' Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2020, Crains NY's Fast 50 in 2019, and among the Inc. 5,000 from 2017 to 2019. For more information, visit  https://www.zeel.com/

Shegerian & Associates: Los Angeles Jury Awards Senior Vice President of Claims Litigation Unprecedented $ 155.4 Million Wrongful Termination Judgment Against Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers Insurance Exchange 

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire & Rosanna Vargas, media@shegerianlaw.com , 310-860-0770

Los Angeles, Dec. 18, 2021 - Two companies were ordered to pay $ 155.4 million to a former Senior Vice President of Litigation in Claims for compensatory and punitive damages after he won his wrongful termination lawsuit.
Carney Shegerian with his legal team at the Los Angeles offices of Shegerian & Associates. 

On Tuesday, the jury found that Farmers Group, Inc. and the Farmers Insurance Exchange had retaliated against Andrew Rudnicki, a 37-year-old dedicated and decorated employee who was months away from his anticipated testimony in a case alleging claims under of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) ( Coates vs. Farmers ). 

Fearing that his testimony could expose Farmers' inaction, the firm retaliated against Rudnicki and shamefully used him as a scapegoat to conceal its own failure to respond to concerns raised by Rudnicki on behalf of prospective Coates plaintiffs who gave rise to the Coates litigation. 

The jury agreed. On Tuesday, Rudnicki received $ 5.4 million in compensatory damages. The jury also concluded that an official, director or executive representative of at least one of the defendants acted with intent, oppression or fraud against Rudnicki, which triggered a second phase of the trial. 

On Thursday, the punitive damages phase of the trial began. Upon its conclusion, and in less than 40 minutes, a jury awarded Rudnicki an unprecedented $ 150 million punitive damages award against Farmers Insurance Exchange and Farmers Group, Inc. 

The verdict is believed to be one of the highest in the state of California for similar allegations. 

The lawsuit was filed and prosecuted by Shegerian and Associates on Rudnicki's behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court (Case # BC630158). 

About Shegerian & Associates: Shegerian & Associates has won over $ 500 million in labor disputes for its clients and maintains a 98% success rate. We have offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Riverside, and New York:    https://www.shegerianlaw.com

Scottsdale philanthropist "Guardian Warrior" is first non-Mexican to win prestigious award

By PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire

Scottsdale, Ariz. , Dec. 15, 2021 - Recognizing decades of tireless volunteer work and leadership at the Scottsdale-based Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation , local philanthropist Gil Gillenwater was chosen for the Sonora Award for Philanthropy as the philanthropic person of the year for the Mexican state of Sonora. Gillenwater is the first non-Mexican citizen to win this award. 
Gil Gillenwater, founder and president of Rancho Feliz Fundación Caritativa. Photo credit: RAEchel Running. (PRNewsfoto / Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation) 

The ceremony took place yesterday, December 14, 2021, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The Sonora Award for Philanthropy was created in 2005 in order to create awareness and social responsibility among altruistic individuals, companies and institutions. 

Gillenwater founded Rancho Feliz in 1987 with the goal of addressing both sides of poverty: from the material poverty of Mexico to the spiritual or purpose poverty of the United States. In addition to providing food, housing, health care and education to underprivileged people in Mexico, the organization offers a cross-border establishment where American and Canadian volunteers travel to Mexico and find meaningful connections by helping those who are not born in privileged circumstances. Gillenwater says: "We feed their stomachs, they feed our souls. We call this 'reciprocal donation' and to date more than 25,000 volunteers, mostly students, have improved their own lives by helping the less fortunate. Volunteers return to marry this new perception, helping to rebuild the moral fabric of our own communities. Everyone wins under our volunteer model. " 

Gillenwater, a lifelong Arizona resident, currently serves as the president of Rancho Feliz. "I am truly honored to receive this award and thank the many volunteers who have given so much time and support to Rancho Feliz," said Gillenwater. 
For 34 years, Rancho Feliz has raised and invested more than $ 16 million to build homes, educational centers, childcare centers, orphanages and volunteer dormitories along Arizona's southern border. The organization has distributed several tons of medical supplies, sponsored many medical procedures, and distributed more than 400 tons of food to provide 4.6 million meals to the hungry. He has funded more than 2,000 scholarships and even created a dog spay and neuter program. "This infrastructure has provided the foundation for entire families to rise out of extreme poverty and reach the global middle class," said a representative of the award committee for the Sonora Prize for Philanthropy. 

Gillenwater's real estate career began in 1976. He and his partners formed limited partnerships that bought, zoned, and sold more than 10,000 acres of land in Arizona. In 2007, Gil gave up his real estate career and focused his energies on travel and philanthropy. Gillenwater is a recipient of the Hon Kachina Award, Arizona's highest honor for volunteering, and also received the annual "Good Neighbor Award" from the National Association of Realtors which also honors volunteering. 

For more information about Rancho Feliz and to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit  https://ranchofeliz.com .

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