Archive | Health

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

Read the full story

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 […]

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

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 […]

Read the full story

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 […]

Read the full story

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

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.

Read the full story

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 […]

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, March 2014, National News1 Comment

The Health Issue

The Health Issue

Read the full story

Posted in 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.

Read the full story

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

APIs are generally a healthy bunch

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

Read the full story

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.

Read the full story

Posted in 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

Read the full story

Posted in 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.

Read the full story

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

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

Read the full story

Posted in 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,

Read the full story

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

Page 1123

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr