When asked what it means to be of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, or Nepalese descent, most South Asian Americans will talk about similar things: immigration, the culture of hard work, love of food and traditions, value of family and community.
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Washington state, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Washingtonians increased only 9.9 percent. Prescription drugs don’t work if patients can’t afford them.
“I don’t mind getting old…I just don’t like to look at myself in the mirror,” said Judge Judy, host of the most popular daytime television show, in a New York Times Magazine story recently. The judge is 76 years old.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He retired from corporate life in 2015. But Jim Ko isn’t slowing down. Ko is the AARP Washington State president. In the volunteer role, Ko directs the organization’s activities on behalf of nearly 940,000 Washington state members. “I’d like to help people as they get older to have a […]
Washington Congressmember Pramila Jayapal re-introduced the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act on June 5. This bipartisan bill aims to raise awareness regarding the alarming rate of heart disease in the South Asian community and invest in reversing this trend. “Heart disease in the South Asian community has risen to an alarmingly disproportionate […]
Guijuan Chen, a senior, worries about living in her International District (ID) apartment alone. Problems with her balance and a few spills have left her feeling unsafe. Chen emigrated from China 25 years ago. She loves living in the ID and doesn’t want to move to a nursing home, or to leave her friends and neighborhood.
Good health habits that help you manage heart health can also help prevent stroke. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, lists seven habits to help prevent stroke.
For over 24 years, Trang Le has helped patients find the best medication and treatment for their health needs.
By RACHEL LA CORTE The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, a step advocates say will help an aging population that is likely not prepared for the increasing costs needed […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Strap When it comes to life-saving bone marrow transplants, Asians afflicted with blood cancer are at a disadvantage because there just aren’t enough donors on the registry. Filipino pop star Guji Lorenzana is calling for more Asians aged 18-44 to register to be donors and save lives. Body It […]