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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: What a week for entertainment and politics!

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

12 March 2015

  Not the usual Chamber’s dinner So what was unusual? Mayor Ed Murray, who declared he’s a sheep, spoke briefly at the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year dinner at the China Harbor Restaurant last week. Murray, 60, was born in the Year of the Sheep. According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in […]

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EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

12 March 2015

Why do we not address the homeless Asian community more? Yes, it is actually a problem. And it is also especially ignored when it comes to the female Asian population. The male Asian population might be more noticeable due to less fear of panhandling and perhaps a tendency to be more aggressive when absolving their […]

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PICTORIAL: Everyone is a winner Costumes and crackers — Costumes and crackers

PICTORIAL: Everyone is a winner Costumes and crackers — Costumes and crackers

10 March 2015

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual children costume contest was a huge success. According to the Seattle Police Department, there were approximately 15,000 people in attendance for the Lunar New Year festivities. There were many diverse races of children in the contest, and for the first time, there were children of Indian descent participating. The variety of […]

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Fists & Fury — Martial arts festival comes to the Cinerama

Fists & Fury — Martial arts festival comes to the Cinerama

09 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Cinerama Theater, owned and operated by Paul Allen, presents its first-ever martial arts film festival, “Fists & Fury,” from February 27 to March 5th, featuring, amongst other attractions, several films from Seattle legend Bruce Lee.  Greg Wood, the Cinerama’s Director of Operations, took some questions over email. […]

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A-pop! Notes on the Oscars… — And more TV shows featuring Asian Americans

A-pop! Notes on the Oscars… — And more TV shows featuring Asian Americans

09 March 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Happy February! Between the Academy Awards to the launch of America’s first all-Asian starring cast on TV since the 90s, this month has been full of news and events. Read on to find out the latest in Hollywood. The 87th Academy Awards This year’s Oscars host, actor Neil Patrick […]

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COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

09 March 2015

By Warisha Soomro Tesla STEM High School I hail from a region where an individual’s world is centered on the people they associate with daily and the screen that keeps them in constant contact. There is a bubble that surrounds the tech city, distancing its inhabitants from the rest of the word while the advancements […]

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Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

09 March 2015

James Doane is running for the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors position in District 7-S. Doane has been Corporate Counsel at Costco Wholesale for 10 years, following more than 20 years in private practice in Seattle, including 12 years as a partner at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K & L Gates), employment […]

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Fukui-Sketchley awarded

Fukui-Sketchley awarded

09 March 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only University and community-selected award, and is […]

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Hasegawa, lawmakers, commemorate the Day of Remembrance

Hasegawa, lawmakers, commemorate the Day of Remembrance

09 March 2015

  Legislators commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 in Olympia which was acknowledged on Feb. 23.  The order was a  wartime measure that sent 120,000 Japanese-Americans to concentration camps. A Senate Resolution honoring what is now called the Day of Remembrance, was offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill. “My whole family was sent […]

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Herrmann Scholbe representing victims

Herrmann Scholbe representing victims

09 March 2015

Charles Herrmann of the Herrmann Scholbe law firm, with offices in Chinatown and Tacoma, is leading an international team of lawyers representing 33 Hispanic victims of the crash of TACA flight 390 that overshot the runway while attempting to land at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Five survivor cases filed in the USA, the largest of which settled […]

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Surprise visit on Lunar New Year day

Surprise visit on Lunar New Year day

09 March 2015

  The community and the Northwest Asian Weekly staff was treated to a return visit of Harvest and his companion police officer Mark Wubbena during the Lunar New Year festivities. Both the officer and the horse enjoyed the celebration (while also maintaining patrol). (end)

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Tradition, rituals, memories — Elders in Seattle: “Chinese New Year is always a big deal”

Tradition, rituals, memories — Elders in Seattle: “Chinese New Year is always a big deal”

09 March 2015

By Nicole Francois Northwest Asian Weekly Nine layers in a Shanghai teacake; it takes a whole day just to make them. Ellen Kam and Teresa Oh sit together with friends at The Lakeshore retirement community in south Seattle reveling in Lunar New Year delicacies and traditions of past and present. Ms. Kam grew up in […]

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Nominate!: Bamboo Award for Health — Nominations now being accepted to recognize and honor strong advocates for International Community Health Services

Nominate!: Bamboo Award for Health — Nominations now being accepted to recognize and honor strong advocates for International Community Health Services

09 March 2015

  International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bamboo Award for Health, to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission. The nominations will be accepted until March 6. The award will be presented at the ICHS Bloom Gala on […]

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Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap

Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap

09 March 2015

By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]

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AAJA rings in Lunar New Year

AAJA rings in Lunar New Year

06 March 2015

  The Asian American Journalist Association of Seattle board celebrated a successful lunar new year banquet at the China Harbor restaurant. (end)

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Lunar New Year at the White House

06 March 2015

The White House hosted the first-ever Lunar New Year celebration at the White House on February 19, 2015. Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community from across the country joined together to ring in the first day of the Lunar New Year with keynotes from Administration officials, a discussion with diverse AAPI leaders, […]

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IN MEMORY OF … — Community leader “Paul” Patu passes

IN MEMORY OF … — Community leader “Paul” Patu passes

06 March 2015

Activist Von Tresckow ­­­­­­“Paul” Patu passed  last week. Patu was respected as a Asian American community member, and was especially committed to supporting youth, particularly encouraging API youth to continue their education, along with focusing on helping the API community with healthcare and job services. He suffered from a stroke and a brain aneurysm. His […]

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Loophole in immigration law

Loophole in immigration law

06 March 2015

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly By his own admission, Adam Thomas Crapser has had a difficult journey; but through it all, he has worked hard to create what he calls a “a semblance of a ‘normal’ life”. In 1979, Adam arrived in the United States with his older sister as a transnational and transracial […]

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Lawmakers feast, dance with Juneau’s Filipino community

06 March 2015

By Katie Moritz Juneau Empire AP Wire Service JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau’s Filipino community rolled out the proverbial red carpet for local and visiting lawmakers at its fifth annual legislative reception, and Filipino Community Inc. did not disappoint with the food nor the entertainment. Pounds and pounds of house-made pancit, lumpia, chicken and beef […]

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George Takei on Leonard Nimoy: “A great man and a great friend” — Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

George Takei on Leonard Nimoy: “A great man and a great friend” — Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

06 March 2015

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him. Yet two decades later, after proving that with […]

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