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Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable? Women and heart disease Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health Saving face — (Protecting your skin!) What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too) EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks
 
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

30 January 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Adam Diegel, star of “Tosca,” now playing at the Seattle Opera, was once told to change careers after a bad audition.

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“Yellow Face” — A play builds student community

“Yellow Face” — A play builds student community

30 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hot on the heels of last year’s “Mikado” controversy comes a University of Washington production of David Henry Hwang’s play “Yellow Face,” a study of racial and cultural issues surrounding Asian American theatre. The show runs from Jan. 27th to Feb. 1st at the Cabaret Theatre in the UW’s […]

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A-pop! Fresh news off the boat! — New TV series, Margaret Cho, and Ansari fights back

A-pop! Fresh news off the boat! — New TV series, Margaret Cho, and Ansari fights back

30 January 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly We’re only a month into the New Year, but things have certainly started off with a bang in pop culture! Read on for the monthly news roundup for all things Asian and entertainment these last few weeks.

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LETTER: Turning a wrong into a right

30 January 2015

I was reading the blog column in the Northwest Asian Weekly. It upsets me to no end to learn of a real estate broker’s illegal behavior and this crook is getting away with it under broad daylight!

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Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

29 January 2015

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

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My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

29 January 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

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Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

29 January 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.

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From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

29 January 2015

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

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EDITORIAL: Finding answers — Adoptees return to homeland to discover heritage

29 January 2015

A recent article in the New York Times (Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea, Jan. 14) brought to light an interesting topic. Apparently, many South Korean adoptees are returning to their homeland. There is a heavy number of adoptees returning to their native land to find their birth parents and also […]

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Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

26 January 2015

Leah Li will be representing Seattle at the 2015 Miss Chinese International Pageant. She will be among 18 representatives of other cities competing. The pageant will be taking place January 25 in Hong Kong. According to Li, after being in Hong Kong for six days, all contestants  have been “working really crazy hours to make […]

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Wang appointed CEO

Wang appointed CEO

26 January 2015

Programming boot camp Coding Dojo today announces 29-year-old former tech startup executive Richard Wang as CEO and a move to larger campuses in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA. Founded in 2010, Coding Dojo plans to open new dojos in Southern California and the Philippines in Q1 and Q2 of 2015. (end)

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Robes at the Wing Luke

Robes at the Wing Luke

26 January 2015

  The Wing Luke Museum will be exhibiting a collection of the Qing Dynasty Robes. The robes were donated by the Young family. Al Young and sister Connie Yu, keynote speaker, were in attendance at the opening. The robes will be on display until March 29. (end)

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MarketShare providing opportunities

MarketShare providing opportunities

26 January 2015

  MarketShare is a Seattle non-profit with a mission to cultivate mobile food businesses from immigrant and refugee communities. The organization has selected two amateur cooks to take part in their inaugural MarketShare Fellowship program, the aim of which is to transform them into professional operators of small food businesses.

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Consul General of India visits Seattle

Consul General of India visits Seattle

26 January 2015

  The Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee took part in a luncheon

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Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

25 January 2015

AP Wire Service HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion.

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Indonesia executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners

25 January 2015

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.

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China says new air routes needed to ease its flight delays

25 January 2015

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — New commercial flight routes off China’s southeast coast are intended to ease chronic flight delays, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, without commenting on Taiwan’s concerns they could affect flight safety in its airspace.

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Philippine crowd building for papal Mass

25 January 2015

By Nicole Winfield and Teresa Cerojano AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila’s main park for Pope Francis’ final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff’s message of hope for the Southeast Asian country’s most downtrodden and destitute.

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China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

24 January 2015

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.

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Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

24 January 2015

By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.

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