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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 […]

January: New officers at VABAW

January: New officers at VABAW

11 February 2010

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its new 2010 officers. They are President Lam Nguyen-Bull, President-elect Ty Ho, Secretary Martin Le, and Treasurer Sinjin Dinh.

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Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

11 February 2010

A reception was held at Albert Shen’s house to honor those in new positions appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Chris Gregoire.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

11 February 2010

Jee Kim is Federal Way’s new part-time Korean community liaison. Kim is charged with breaking down barriers for Federal Way’s sizable Korean population.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

11 February 2010

Seattle's Chinatown International District Lunar New Year Celebration Year of the Tiger 2010 Saturday, February 13, 2010 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hing Hay Park

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/5, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

Year of the tiger to break record? CIDBIA to beat last year’s turnout.

Year of the tiger to break record? CIDBIA to beat last year’s turnout.

05 February 2010

While planning last year’s Lunar New Year Celebration, Maribeth Ellis and Julia Nelson of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) expected approximately 4,000 people to attend the celebration throughout the day.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

05 February 2010

Snoqualmie Casino, in partnership with Kevin Stewart Productions, organized the Miss Northwest Asian Pacific Contest, a cultural pageant. It took place on Jan. 16 at the Snoqualmie Casino.

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Posted in 2010, Archive, Cultures, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Local businesswomen and corporate heads dish on life, career, fashion, and basketball

Local businesswomen and corporate heads dish on life, career, fashion, and basketball

05 February 2010

Last year, with the bad shape of the economy, 14 businesswomen of color not only stood out, but outdid their competition ...

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Young baritone the only Asian to advance to regional opera auditions

Young baritone the only Asian to advance to regional opera auditions

05 February 2010

Apart from opera singing, what does Yu Seok Oh, a 30-year-old, Korean-born baritone based in Shoreline, have in common with renowned opera singers Renée Fleming, Ben Heppner, and Hei-Kyung Hong?

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/122 Comments

Saving the exploited from human trafficking

Saving the exploited from human trafficking

05 February 2010

By Justin Vorhees FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A runaway teen is lured into prostitution. An exchange student is recruited by an escort service. An illegal immigrant is forced into labor without pay. Whether coerced by threat of physical abuse or psychologically manipulated by promises of a better future, victims of modern day slavery are often […]

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Funny action-man Jackie Chan ably dives headfirst into gritty gangster drama

Funny action-man Jackie Chan ably dives headfirst into gritty gangster drama

05 February 2010

By Irfan Shariff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY International action film star Jackie Chan wants to prove that he can do more than just stunts. With the release of “Shinjuku Incident,” Jackie Chan proves he has a dark side. From acclaimed Hong Kong director Derek Yee, “Shinjuku Incident” takes Chan’s character, Nick (a.k.a. Steelhead), and smuggles him […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/122 Comments

Asian American women strive toward feeling happy with life and body

Asian American women strive toward feeling happy with life and body

05 February 2010

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Body image — or the perception of how one’s body looks — gets reassessed every January. In 2010, losing weight returns as one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Forty-three percent of Asian American women said they considered themselves overweight. This statistic is based on a 1997 survey, […]

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Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/125 Comments

Obit: Masako Murakami (1919–2010): traveler, business owner

Obit: Masako Murakami (1919–2010): traveler, business owner

05 February 2010

By Shaodan Chen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Masako “Masa” Murakami, the last of four children in the well-known Murakami family, recently passed away on Jan. 29 at the age of 90. Masa contributed to her family’s store, the Higo 10 Cent Store (later the Higo Variety Store), throughout her life with her enthusiasm for the imported […]

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Blog: You don’t need Yo-Yo Ma or Midori to pack Benaroya Hall

Blog: You don’t need Yo-Yo Ma or Midori to pack Benaroya Hall

05 February 2010

Local stars can be attractive, too. It’s up to us to discover them. If you were not among the 2,376 people in the audience at Celebrate Asia!, a remarkable performance showcasing Asian American talents collaborating with mainstream musicians, you missed one of the most exciting events in Seattle. Held at the Benaroya Hall on Jan. […]

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Posted in Opinion, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Former Taiwanese ballet dancer goes modern with Seattle Dance Project

Former Taiwanese ballet dancer goes modern with Seattle Dance Project

05 February 2010

Like many Asian Americans, Edwaard Liang spent a part of his youth dabbling in various performing arts, whether it was playing the violin or being involved with martial arts. Yet, it was dance that has allowed him to build a respectable career as one of the most critically acclaimed ballet dancers and choreographers in the world.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

China government opens cracks in culture of secrecy

05 February 2010

By Tini Tran THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese businessman battled for years to get cities to reveal their budgets, but his quest seemed quixotic in a country notorious for keeping citizens in the dark. Then China did what would once have been unthinkable — it enacted an open-government policy, and last […]

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Indian parents vie for nursery school admissions

05 February 2010

By Ravi Nessman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI (AP) — The nursery school scramble is on. Tens of thousands of parents across New Delhi are taking time off of work to complete applications, paying poorly disguised bribes to school officials, and obsessively checking websites in desperate bids to win spots in good private schools for […]

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U.S. announces $6.4 billion in arms sales to Taiwan, U.S.–China relations to be affected

05 February 2010

By Foster Klug THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning to sell $6.4 billion in arms to Taiwan, a move that will infuriate China and test whether President Barack Obama’s efforts to improve trust with Beijing will carry the countries through a tense time. The notification to Congress, posted Friday, Jan. […]

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Few minorities applying for redistricting panel in Calif.

05 February 2010

By Jacob Adelman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — An important effort to redraw legislative districts in California and shake up the political landscape seems to be missing one important element: minorities. State officials are weeks away from beginning to select members of a 14-person commission that voters decided should reshape the state’s Senate, […]

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January: New board members and officers for Kin On

January: New board members and officers for Kin On

05 February 2010

The Kin On Nursing Home and Health Care Center 2010 board members are Patty Buckingham, Benson Chen, Kenneth Tao, and Duc Tran. Helen Kay is the president, Katty Chow is the first vice president, Stella Leong is the second vice president, Hannah Wong is the secretary, and David Lee is the treasurer. Kin On is […]

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Dec. 10: Two Asians win 2009 UW minority award

Dec. 10: Two Asians win 2009 UW minority award

05 February 2010

Teresita H. Mandapat of Pearly Whites Laser Dentistry and Greater China Industries, represented by founder Ben Zhang, won University of Washington Minority Business of the Year Awards for Pierce and King County, respectively. The awards ceremony and dinner were held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Other winners were Canon de Sol Winery, Kalispel Tribal […]

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