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A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

By Richard Wasserman, MD, Pacific Medical Center Northwest Asian Weekly Some health topics are embarrassing, so much that women are afraid to talk about them even in the privacy of a doctor’s office. It’s understandable. Sharing personal information on uncomfortable topics with a person you hardly know is bound to be unsettling. Understand, however, that […]

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Posted in Features 15, Health, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/31 Comment

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/32 Comments

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Battling kidney disease

By Cynthia Flash Northwest Asian Weekly Lincoln Louie grew up surrounded by chronic kidney disease. The youngest of three children, he saw his brother Danny and sister Lily battle it. For Lincoln, who lives in the Beacon Hill home where he grew up, the sometimes life-threatening disease was just a regular part of life. “To […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Awareness about stomach cancer

By Suzanne Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly On Aug. 22nd, Cornerstone Medical Services hosted the first stomach cancer summit in Washington state’s history. A hundred health, human service, and community leaders gathered at the Clarion Hotel in Federal Way to hear Dr. Joo Ha Hwang (chief of gastroenterology at Harborview Medical Center) explain how to […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/251 Comment

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly In the dimly lit basement of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company on the evening of June 18, Alex Tizon, author of “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” told his audience to turn to one another and say “You’re fat!” with a genuine smile.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

Maggie Kim is a 43-year-old Seattleite of Korean descent who has had two liver transplants due to liver cancer. She now lives an active and healthy lifestyle. She shares her story here, with the hope that it will encourage more people to register as organ donors.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

Aegis Living knows its market

Aegis Living knows its market

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You can easily mistake Aegis on Madison, which held its grand opening this spring, for a five-star hotel or an upscale condo when you walk in. Everything is cozy inside — a grand piano, open dining room, huge fireplace, antiques, stylish chandeliers, and elegant artwork on the walls. It […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

By Jae Hong, MD, Summit Cardiology, UW Northwest Hospital It’s hard to believe, but today, about 76.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native Hawaiians are at a greater risk of high […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

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