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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 […]

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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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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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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Dec. 15: Drago and McIver bid farewell to Seattle City Council

Dec. 15: Drago and McIver bid farewell to Seattle City Council

05 February 2010

Councilmembers Jan Drago and Richard McIver had a joint farewell party at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room. Present was the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC), which gave Drago the Commander’s Award. In 2000, Drago was the first local elected official to support naming a U.S. courthouse after Japanese American William Nakamura.

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Jan. 15: Caballero on ADA board

Jan. 15: Caballero on ADA board

05 February 2010

The American Diabetes Association elected Jeffrey Caballero, executive director of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, to its board of directors. Caballero has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jan. 21: Gov. Rosellini turns 100

Jan. 21: Gov. Rosellini turns 100

05 February 2010

In a nonprofit and nonpartisan event, former Washington State Gov. Albert Rosellini celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 16 with seven other Washington state governors. A letter from President Barack Obama was read by former Gov. Gary Locke, who organized the event. Rosellini was Washington’s 15th governor for two terms, from 1957 to 1965. (end)

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Nighttime lurkers in ID discourage visitors and scare residents

05 February 2010

To the Editor: As a long time Seattle resident of 60 years, I am quite upset by the nighttime scene in the International District (or as we still call it, Chinatown). I have to physically protect my 90-year-old husband, and he protects me, from the evil lurking on so many corners. By this, I mean the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Wise is an easy target for critics; balanced perspective is welcomed

05 February 2010

To the Editor: Finally, a more balanced perspective about the Provost’s Nike board service [in the editorial from the Jan. 23–29 issue]. The press on leaders so frequently highlights high profile negative cases, and while I don’t know the Provost well, I do know that not all administrators are evil, greedy sycophants. The reality is […]

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Legislators graded via racial justice report card

05 February 2010

On Jan. 18, the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NFCO), supported by more than 20 advocacy groups for racial and social justice, released the Racial Justice Report Card for the 2009 state legislature in Olympia. This report card is the first to grade each legislator’s voting record and leadership in authoring racial equity legislation. It […]

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

Snoqualmie man charged with malicious harassment

05 February 2010

SEATTLE (AP) — A 24-year-old Snoqualmie man accused of spray-painting racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on several Snoqualmie churches and other buildings has been charged with nine counts of malicious harassment ...

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Flatt edges Nagasu for title, both all smiles

Flatt edges Nagasu for title, both all smiles

28 January 2010

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With her Olympic dreams being over, Sasha Cohen stuck around to watch Mirai Nagasu and Rachael Flatt.

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Victim’s family struggles with hit-and-run aftermath

Victim’s family struggles with hit-and-run aftermath

28 January 2010

More than a month after a hit-and-run incident that killed 30-year-old Jerome Dumlao, officers are still investigating and a family is still in mourning.

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Minidoka saved from power lines?

Minidoka saved from power lines?

28 January 2010

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is seeking to preserve a part of American history that lies in a remote part of Idaho. The proposed construction of part of a 500-mile transmission line near a former Japanese internment camp in Minidoka would provide renewable energy to Idaho, Nevada, and California. However, the project poses an obstruction to the historical site, according to JACL.

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Former Seattle consul general’s replacement sworn in as judge

Former Seattle consul general’s replacement sworn in as judge

28 January 2010

When International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Fumiko Saiga, who was based in Seattle as consul general of Japan from September 2000 to July 2002, died of heart failure at age 65 last April, no one was sure who would take her place.

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Pakistani Canadian pleads not guilty in terror cases

28 January 2010

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago businessman accused of leading a double life as an international terrorist pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 25 to making plans for an attack on a Danish newspaper and helping to arrange the rampage in 2008 that killed 166 people in the Indian city of Mumbai.

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