By Viji Sundaram New America Media When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son. So when his son got sick a few months later […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Tom Mar, DDS, owns Mar Family Dentistry, located in the International District at 318 6th Ave. S. in Seattle. He was a governor’s scholar and studied at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Davis. For this article, Mar cheerfully answered questions about teeth. NWAW: Are there dental issues […]
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs, so more parents know that they can seek help […]
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, study, taking care of others, worrying about finance, and relationships…
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Asians don’t get fat…right? “Most Asians I encounter are smaller and thinner,” said Rebecca Kelley, a Korean American who is half white. She is the creator of MediocreAthlete.com. “I imagine it’s partly due to genetics and partly their upbringing.”
By Joyce F. Jackson For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Joyce F. Jackson, CEO and president of Northwest Kidney Centers, originally presented this as a speech given to the Seattle Rotary at its Jan. 25 meeting at the Seattle Convention Center. The speech has been edited from its original form. Seattle is an amazing place […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Diabetes is a disease that is quickly becoming a global epidemic. In recent history, diabetes has become the focus of numerous medical studies. Alarmingly, those that are Asian American or who live in Asian countries are some of the highest at-risk people in the world.
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly There were those who simply couldn’t miss a paycheck. So when they heard about the H1N1 virus, when they contracted it, and when their family members contracted it, they went to work, as usual.
By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang New America Media More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, the United States government has provided no guidance to retailers as to which products are safe to sell. By contrast, the Philippines, Canada, and New Zealand have published the […]
Tong K. began to smoke when he secretly took a smoking pipe from his parents in China at the age of eight.