MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who visited the Philippines in January has tested positive for the Zika virus in the United States, the Philippines’ top health official said March 6. Health Secretary Janette Garin said her department was coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get more information about […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]
Have you ever driven down the street or walked through a public area only to spot someone who looks way too young to be smoking? Have you had to move seats on a restaurant patio or change hotel rooms (here or abroad) because of the lingering scent of cigarette smoke? Washington State Attorney General Bob […]
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 Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said Tuesday that she was “‘doing well,” while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new infections a week within two months. […]
SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Monday it is willing to receive U.S. residents who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola. There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state and no plans to evacuate patients to the region soon, but local and state health officials said at […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]
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.
Former Seattleite Shin-Ping Tu, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in November of 2013 as the chair of the division of general internal medicine.
By James S. Kim KoreAm Journal Dr. Peter Rhee first caught the media spotlight more than two years ago, after the January 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six and critically injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The chief of Trauma Critical Care and Emergency at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Rhee — in his scrubs […]