Asian Americans as a whole are half as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from heart disease. However, Native Hawaiians are 40 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than whites.
Julie Cheng began ice skating at age 7.
After skating competitively for three years, she took a yearlong break from the sport at age 10. She wasn’t sidelined due to injury. She was out for health reasons.
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Body image — or the perception of how one’s body looks — gets reassessed every January. In 2010, losing weight returns as one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Forty-three percent of Asian American women said they considered themselves overweight. This statistic is based on a 1997 survey, […]
In her cozy office in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Dr. Cindy Chen has shared countless conversations with clients. She is willing to talk about many issues in life — interpersonal relationships, gambling addiction, low self-esteem — as long as clients are willing to open up.
Fame, fortune, and scandal were the driving forces behind the endless news coverage of Jackson. Readership of Jackson news shot up when a Los Angeles coroner ruled the singer’s death a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol, combined with two other sedatives, were found in his system.
More than 130 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. We spend $1.5 trillion dollars a year to manage chronic diseases, but it still causes 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.
With President Barack Obama’s recent economic stimulus package on its way to the States, many local agencies are eagerly awaiting its
Strangely, I had never thought about how lucky I was to be alive until I was fighting for my life a month ago. It was a terrifying experience. This kind of thing tends to hit you without warning, just when you least expect it. It seems to happen when life is smooth and sweet.
It’s built into our psyches from an early age: If you get hurt, Grandma gives you a cookie. If you don’t get asked to the prom or make the football team, you comfort yourself with a burger, fries and a milkshake. The job is upsetting to you, so you eat a pizza.