By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although that still would leave about 37 […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, work, work… It’s obvious the hours spent at work can be physically and mentally demanding, but spending long periods of time in offices, shops, or kitchens can be unhealthy in less obvious ways — think of the adverse effects of prolonged sitting or standing and the hygiene traps […]
Hepatitis B is an epidemic that is devastating the Asian community. A big problem is that most people don’t know this.
Research shows that as many as 2 million people in the country and 30,000 people in Washington state are living with chronic hepatitis B.
National and local leaders on HIV/AIDS policy convened at the Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) last Wednesday, Dec. 9, to open discussion on a national HIV/AIDS strategy.
Whether it’s severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or avian influenza, every now and then, there’s an ailment that is hyperbolized. Oftentimes, misinformation creates further confusion. In the last year, the H1N1 influenza strain has been at the center of media attention. Public media commonly refers to it as swine flu.
Every summer as school approaches, a common theme rings: Make sure your child is fully immunized. One reason for the plea is that children who are not immunized may not attend school. In fact, we’ve heard the cry to immunize so often that the tendency of some is to simply ignore it.