By RACHEL LA CORTE The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, a step advocates say will help an aging population that is likely not prepared for the increasing costs needed […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Strap When it comes to life-saving bone marrow transplants, Asians afflicted with blood cancer are at a disadvantage because there just aren’t enough donors on the registry. Filipino pop star Guji Lorenzana is calling for more Asians aged 18-44 to register to be donors and save lives. Body It […]
Legacy House announced on March 1 that it is officially part of the International Community Health Services (ICHS)’s Healthy Aging and Wellness Program (HAWP).
The face of Seattle is changing right before our eyes. Want proof? Take a walk through the Amazon campus. Our population is growing, becoming more diverse and younger. The Puget Sound Regional Council tells us that people of color make up 35 percent of our area’s population today.
Careers can be long winding paths that from a distance seem like a series of randomly connected pathways. But as Deborah Kang Gentzen, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)’s Chief Strategy Officer, can tell you, it’s anything but random.
By MELANIE RUBERTI The Newnan Times-Herald NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Tai chi is becoming a new favorite exercise among Parkinson’s patients like Larry Bergeson of Newnan. “I’ve had two trial lessons,’’ he said. “Tai chi is great for learning movement and balance. As a person affected by Parkinson’s disease, both movement and balance become more […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly Becoming a doctor, dentist, or pharmacist is no small feat, but these professions aren’t the only pathways to have a successful, satisfying, and high-salaried career in the health industry. Despite the high pedestal obtaining an advanced medical degree holds in the eyes of many immigrant and refugee families, there […]
By Tina Rodeen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The day I got home after spending 10 days at a vipassana meditation retreat, I wrote four sentences on the chalkboard that hangs in my kitchen: Just observe. No craving. No aversion. Impermanence. That last one, impermanence, isn’t so much a sentence as it is a concept important enough […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in 1982 in Oklahoma City to Vietnamese immigrants who escaped after the war, Dr. Khanh Pham wasn’t completely sold on becoming a doctor in college. After graduating from the University of California, Riverside, Pham went onto the Medical College of Wisconsin to train in becoming a urologist. Pham […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly After serving over 4,000 patients and providing just over $3.7 million in dental, vision, and medical care in 2017, the Seattle/King County Clinic hosted at the Seattle Center aimed to continue serving the most vulnerable and underserved communities from Sept. 20 – 23. The Clinic, now in its fourth […]