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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 […]

National Angel Island Day honors U.S. immigrant heritage

28 January 2010

This proclamation comes after ACR 76, a measure that recognizes Dec. 17 as an annual day to acknowledge the contributions of immigrants to the United States, especially the state of California. The proclamation honors America’s immigrant heritage and commemorates the sacrifices and contributions of America’s Angel Island immigrants. Angel Island is in the San Francisco Bay and once housed an immigration station, now a national historic landmark.

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Doctor calls on help for his young patient

28 January 2010

Steve Alexander, a pediatrician in Beijing working and caring for children with special medical needs, is calling on help for one of his patients, Yi Fan, a Chinese girl who is suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a severe lung disease.

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The year of the dynamic tiger

The year of the dynamic tiger

28 January 2010

The Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the tiger, one of the most dynamic signs in Chinese astrology. The tiger is a dynamic sign because of its unpredictable nature.

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Editorial: Tong donates to Haiti relief; we should emulate

Editorial: Tong donates to Haiti relief; we should emulate

28 January 2010

On Jan. 12, a 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti. The earthquake’s epicenter was 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, causing massive devastation. Seventy percent of the city’s buildings were destroyed. On Jan. 25, Haitian authorities stated that the death toll has exceeded 150,000 people, and as many as 1 million Haitians are homeless. To put this in perspective, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake caused nearly 70,000 deaths.

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Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

28 January 2010

Arnold and Ling Huan Lui are bakers with twins that are enrolled in Denise Louie Education Center’s full day child care program. Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy helps them afford full day care for their girls by paying a portion of the cost of care. “Basically, my wife’s income goes to insurance and childcare. Because of the WCCC, we don’t have to rely on other government assistance,” said Lui.

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Letter: Wary of Wise, who cut women’s center budget

28 January 2010

Amid all your arguments, I question your assessment of Wise “as an Asian American woman, to bring a perspective involving social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.”

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Blog: Goodbye, Todai

Blog: Goodbye, Todai

28 January 2010

Last Sunday, I was surprised to find Todai Sushi Buffet Restaurant inside the Pacific Place Mall closed. It was officially closed on Jan. 2.

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Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

28 January 2010

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) held its lunar new year party and also celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Tea Palace Restaurant last Saturday.

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Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

28 January 2010

Herb Tsuchiya was elected an Asian American Baptist Advocate for the Pacific Northwest’s American Baptist Churches. Tsuchiya succeeds Rev. Yuki Sakiyama of Seattle Japanese Baptist Church, who served in 2008 and 2009.

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Jan. 16: Seattle Center holds Kobe earthquake event

Jan. 16: Seattle Center holds Kobe earthquake event

28 January 2010

The Kobe Earthquake 15th Year Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony was held at Seattle Center to commemorate the anniversary of the Kobe earthquake, which occurred 15 years ago. Kobe is one of Seattle’s sister cities.

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Jan. 17: Christopher Lu is division winner in piano competition

Jan. 17: Christopher Lu is division winner in piano competition

28 January 2010

Christopher Lu won the Northwest division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition this month and will travel to Albuquerque in March to compete as one of seven national finalists.

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Jan. 17: Carnival China Style comes to Seattle

Jan. 17: Carnival China Style comes to Seattle

28 January 2010

The 2010 Carnival China Style showcased ethnic art forms, folk traditions, and customs that make up Chinese culture. It took place at Benaroya Hall and was made possible by the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee, and the China Broadcasting Art Troupe. This was the first time this event has come to Seattle.

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Liu to run for state senate?

Liu to run for state senate?

21 January 2010

It’s no secret that Eric Liu was former President Bill Clinton’s speech writer and political adviser, but word on the street is that he might run for the 37th district seat in the Washington State Senate.

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Washington First weathers storm of controversy with FDIC list

Washington First weathers storm of controversy with FDIC list

21 January 2010

As the world recovers from the global economic crisis, many people have looked to banks and financial service centers as the source for blame, questions, and answers. Along with the public unease, many banks have come under fire from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). It released a list of financial institutions that were under investigation.

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Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board

Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board

21 January 2010

Throughout his hour-long parole hearing, Wai-Chu “Tony” Ng gave reasons for the members of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) to consider as they decide whether to grant him parole on his last five-year count at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) in southern Puget Sound.

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Cindy Chen — a voice for counseling in the Asian community

Cindy Chen — a voice for counseling in the Asian community

21 January 2010

In her cozy office in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Dr. Cindy Chen has shared countless conversations with clients. She is willing to talk about many issues in life — interpersonal relationships, gambling addiction, low self-esteem — as long as clients are willing to open up.

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Filipino WWII vets still waiting for payments

21 January 2010

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — Gaudencio Sotio injured his left leg fighting to expel the Japanese military from the Philippines during World War II. Though Filipino, he was fighting under the command of the United States, which had colonized his homeland in the early 1900s.

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Marine Widow-Immigration — U.S. Marine’s widow and baby return to Japan

21 January 2010

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Marine’s widow who has been fighting immigration law to remain in the United States to raise their 1-year-old child has returned to Japan with no clear resolution in sight.

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Haiti aid is a telling test of China-Taiwan relations

21 January 2010

BEIJING (AP) — One of the world’s trickiest relationships is being tested in devastated Haiti, where China and Taiwan are rushing aid to one of Taipei’s few remaining diplomatic allies. Taiwan even announced that its president would personally deliver earthquake aid later this month.

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Police force first Mr. Gay China pageant to close

21 January 2010

BEIJING (AP) — Police shut down what would have been China’s first gay pageant on Jan. 15 an hour before it was set to begin. This highlights the enduring sensitivity surrounding homosexuality and the struggle by gays to find mainstream acceptance.

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