Dear Editor, Too often I have overheard an adult say to a child, “If you behave, I will reward you with a cola.” We are faced today with public health crises made worse by overconsumption of sugary drinks — Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay, and heart disease. Seattle’s new tax on sugary drinks begins in […]
The American Heart Association (AHA) presented the Multicultural Initiatives Award to Nancy Lee of Seattle for accomplishments in helping to build a culture of health in underserved communities. With her multicultural savvy and fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin, Lee has helped the AHA forge connections and extend the reach of its health programs into diverse […]
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 […]
By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly Pianist Haochen Zhang was first introduced to classical music when he was still in the womb. His mother, who was learning English at the time, came across an article in Reader’s Digest about the effects of classical music — specifically the piano, which is polyphonic — on the development […]
Verizon Wireless announced the winner of its KCON Flyaway Sweepstakes last Friday, Oct. 5. Nancy Lee and three of her friends will be flying to Irvine, Calif. to experience KCON, the first convention of Korean culture in North America.