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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 […]

Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers

06 March 2015

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city. Police officers wielded batons and used pepper spray […]

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China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

06 March 2015

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern province of Sichuan. […]

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China’s famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia

06 March 2015

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course. The Shoalhaven […]

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Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

06 March 2015

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Britain’s Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the “Bay of Destruction,” which was swept by a tsunami four years ago. On the last leg of his four-day visit to Japan, William laid […]

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API Chaya 20th Annual Vigil Program — Kapwa 2: Continuing a Legacy of Survivorship

06 March 2015

The public is invited to join API Chaya’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil programs. As an organization that provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking services to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities, API Chaya offers spaces of   healing to honor lives lost to domestic and sexual violence. This year, the vigil will be […]

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North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

06 March 2015

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners last October, halting all non-essential visas and requiring those few foreigners allowed in to undergo […]

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Hold on — Series that keep you reading

Hold on — Series that keep you reading

06 March 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Infiltrator By Peter Stone Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014 Ethan Jones and the remaining members of his ragtag team of foragers are back in the second installment of Stone’s Dystopian trilogy. The group is on their way back to Newhome, the post-apocalyptic Australian town where Ethan and his friends […]

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The three-headed monster with six arms & six legs

06 March 2015

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We have a problem. In our home, there’s an incredibly destructive force we’ve been up against for quite a while.  It’s a physical menace, wreaking havoc on anything of value that we hold dear.  We’ve tried our level best to protect ourselves and our belongings, but to no avail.  […]

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Beauty and soul (and atheism) — A Krishna Das retrospective

Beauty and soul (and atheism) — A Krishna Das retrospective

06 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I am an atheist and happy, most of the time, being so.  I am rational and scientific, I hope, in most things, and happy, most of the time being so.  I remain susceptible to mysticism, though, and thirsty for transcendence.  I find these, ironically, in some types of religious […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Glamorous! — Last flight out from Vietnam to first-class designer  for Urban Outfitters

Glamorous! — Last flight out from Vietnam to first-class designer for Urban Outfitters

06 March 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Actually, Quoc Nguyen doesn’t think his job is that glamorous, even though his designs are popular and featured throughout the Urban Outfitters line.  (You can refer to the photo of the beautiful dress!) Quoc, (also known as “Larry”) described his history and his design process with the Northwest Asian […]

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BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

06 March 2015

  By Assunta Ng When the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was planning to perform in China and South Korea in 2016 last year, it didn’t know that a Chinese symphony orchestra, hosted by Dr. Austin Huang, had already booked a concert in its own backyard in Benaroya Hall, here in Seattle on Feb. 25. Not […]

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EDITORIAL: Questionable origin?

06 March 2015

Recently there was a neighborhood posting on Nextdoor.com about the homeless population downtown, in both the International District and in Pioneer Square. There was a discussion of people of “questionable origin.” The original post was titled “Homeless and Vagrant population” and in part read: “In the actual Occidental Park, there was yet another well-meaning church […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Battling kidney disease

06 March 2015

By Cynthia Flash Northwest Asian Weekly Lincoln Louie grew up surrounded by chronic kidney disease. The youngest of three children, he saw his brother Danny and sister Lily battle it. For Lincoln, who lives in the Beacon Hill home where he grew up, the sometimes life-threatening disease was just a regular part of life. “To […]

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No school! — Lunar New Year option to be a school holiday in NYC

26 February 2015

Community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation was signed into law in December by New York Governor Cuomo. Schools in neighborhoods throughout New York City with high populations of Asian American students, such as Chinatown in Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

26 February 2015

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

26 February 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

26 February 2015

By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response.  I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]

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Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

23 February 2015

Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February 28, 2015 for health reasons […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Matsukawa awarded

Matsukawa awarded

23 February 2015

The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]

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Jean Lee has spirit!

Jean Lee has spirit!

23 February 2015

The Parks and Recreation Department of Seattle is presenting the John C. Little Spirit Award Thursday evening to Jean Lee, Activity Supervisor at the Jefferson Community Center. This is an annual award to the employee who demonstrates high degree of commitment and leadership to the youth of our community, the fourteenth time this award has been […]

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