The face of Seattle is changing right before our eyes. Want proof? Take a walk through the Amazon campus. Our population is growing, becoming more diverse and younger. The Puget Sound Regional Council tells us that people of color make up 35 percent of our area’s population today.
Careers can be long winding paths that from a distance seem like a series of randomly connected pathways. But as Deborah Kang Gentzen, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)’s Chief Strategy Officer, can tell you, it’s anything but random.
By MELANIE RUBERTI The Newnan Times-Herald NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Tai chi is becoming a new favorite exercise among Parkinson’s patients like Larry Bergeson of Newnan. “I’ve had two trial lessons,’’ he said. “Tai chi is great for learning movement and balance. As a person affected by Parkinson’s disease, both movement and balance become more […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly Becoming a doctor, dentist, or pharmacist is no small feat, but these professions aren’t the only pathways to have a successful, satisfying, and high-salaried career in the health industry. Despite the high pedestal obtaining an advanced medical degree holds in the eyes of many immigrant and refugee families, there […]
By Tina Rodeen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The day I got home after spending 10 days at a vipassana meditation retreat, I wrote four sentences on the chalkboard that hangs in my kitchen: Just observe. No craving. No aversion. Impermanence. That last one, impermanence, isn’t so much a sentence as it is a concept important enough […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in 1982 in Oklahoma City to Vietnamese immigrants who escaped after the war, Dr. Khanh Pham wasn’t completely sold on becoming a doctor in college. After graduating from the University of California, Riverside, Pham went onto the Medical College of Wisconsin to train in becoming a urologist. Pham […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly After serving over 4,000 patients and providing just over $3.7 million in dental, vision, and medical care in 2017, the Seattle/King County Clinic hosted at the Seattle Center aimed to continue serving the most vulnerable and underserved communities from Sept. 20 – 23. The Clinic, now in its fourth […]
By Joshua Holland NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In a world full of seemingly increased shared prosperity and more opportunities, life for people today is better than ever. Increasingly however, in the wake of high profile suicides of beloved celebrities like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who on the surface seemed to have it all, many have […]
By Dr. YanYun Wu Chief Medical Officer, Bloodworks Northwest When most people think about blood donation, they picture giving whole blood. You arrive, answer some medical and travel questions, do a quick health check, then relax and donate a pint. Afterwards, enjoy snacks and juice. Comfortable and easy. And in less than an hour, you […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Almost one in three of the 3.5 million South Asians in the United States will die from heart disease before age 65 — that’s a four-fold higher risk than other ethnicities, but no one really knows why. Most of us inherit certain traits from our parents or grandparents. I […]