Elaine Kitamura has accepted a new position as Regional Director for Multicultural Initiatives for the American Heart Association. Starting April 4, the work that she will be involved in, will help to meet the organization’s impact goal to improve cardiovascular health of all Americans and decrease deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent […]
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 […]
By Jae Hong, MD, Summit Cardiology, UW Northwest Hospital It’s hard to believe, but today, about 76.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native Hawaiians are at a greater risk of high […]
In an effort to ease the financial burden on students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s, its national sponsor, are offering the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund.