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Tooth tip: Unleash the power of the tiny string

By Washington Dental Service Foundation Good oral health is a critical part of your overall health. Oral disease is preventable if you follow these simple steps: Brush twice a day, eat tooth-friendly snacks (including fruits, vegetable, and cheese), get regular oral health checkups, and floss daily.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

APIs encouraged to sign up for health care before March 31 deadline

According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Chinese Americans to Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

By Daphne Kwok Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Posted in Health, March 2014, National News1 Comment

The Health Issue

The Health Issue

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Posted in Features 12, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Staying engaged physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually is good for one’s health at any age. This is especially important after retirement.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/211 Comment

APIs are generally a healthy bunch

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

By Ron Chew Contributor to Northwest Asian Weekly A new clinic will be coming to Bellevue in April, giving people another option for high quality and affordable health care.

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Posted in Features 12, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/211 Comment

Save your smile with healthier snacking

Save your smile with healthier snacking

By the Washington Dental Service Foundation Here is one good reason to keep your hand out of the bag of chips — this one may surprise

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Posted in Features 12, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/211 Comment

‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

The Bellevue Fire Department, in conjunction with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, will present a series of free, town hall-style meetings focusing on the steps community members can take in the face of a heart attack.

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Posted in Features 12, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The gym is attractive due to its convenience. It can also, however, feel a little bit too

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Posted in Features 12, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

APA children at risk of autoimmune disease

APA children at risk of autoimmune disease

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Asian and Pacific American children are susceptible to an autoimmune disease that attacks the blood vessels,

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Posted in Health, Vol 32 No 39 | 9/21-9/270 Comments

Donating life

Donating life

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Janet Liang, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 22, turned her struggle into a national movement by blogging and raising awareness about the need for minority donors. Thousands of supporters joined the “Helping Janet” movement, expanding the bone marrow donation registry in an attempt […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/180 Comments

10 ways to stay healthy at work

10 ways to stay healthy at work

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, work, work… It’s obvious the hours spent at work can be physically and mentally demanding, but spending long periods of time in offices, shops, or kitchens can be unhealthy in less obvious ways — think of the adverse effects of prolonged sitting or standing and the hygiene traps […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/183 Comments

10 ways to improve the Asian Diet

10 ways to improve the Asian Diet

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly As 2013 kicks off, so do the New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. Yes, getting in shape means changing your diet, but that doesn’t mean that you need to give up your favorite Asian foods! After all, Asian cuisine can be great for you. “Asian diets tend to be […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/181 Comment

Some things you should know about breast cancer, and some you can forget

Some things you should know about breast cancer, and some you can forget

By Elisa Del Rosario Director of Grants, Education, and Advocacy

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Posted in Health, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/182 Comments

Ed Wong notes disparity in Asian blood donation

Ed Wong notes disparity in Asian blood donation

By Katelin Chow Northwest Asian Weekly For Ed Wong, 81, fighting the odds seems bleak, but he’s not fighting for himself. Ever since his son Kirby died in 2000 from complications following heart surgery, Ed has been on a mission to get more Asians to donate blood.

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Posted in Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 31 No 30 | 7/21-7/270 Comments

Immigrants have hard time keeping their kids enrolled in their health insurance

Immigrants have hard time keeping their kids enrolled in their health insurance

By Viji Sundaram New America Media When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son. So when his son got sick a few months later […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 31 No 13 | 3/24-3/300 Comments

The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Tom Mar, DDS, owns Mar Family Dentistry, located in the International District at 318 6th Ave. S. in Seattle. He was a governor’s scholar and studied at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Davis. For this article, Mar cheerfully answered questions about teeth. NWAW: Are there dental issues […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/230 Comments

Autism not diagnosed as early in minority children

By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs, so more parents know that they can seek help […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 31 No 10 | 3/3-3/90 Comments

10 unexpected (and natural!) ways to keep your stress in check

10 unexpected (and natural!) ways to keep your stress in check

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, study, taking care of others, worrying about finance, and relationships…

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Posted in Health, Vol 31 No 8 | 2/18-2/242 Comments

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