Home / Tag Archives: health

Tag Archives: health

Suffering in Silence–the Dilemma for Older Asian American Immigrants

Older Asian American Immigrants Suffer In Silence

So Ying Chan at Lin’s House in a short film directed by her grandson Jeff Man titled ‘A Family Day’. Copyright Jeff Man 2015 By Jenny Chen In 1976 So Ying Chan and her husband came to the United States to help take care of her grandchildren. Her son, Michael Man, worked as the accounting manager at the National Education …

Read More »

Food Allergies Among Minority Children Often Go Undiagnosed

1

By Jenny Chen When both of Sharon Wong’s sons were diagnosed with severe nut allergies she thought they wouldn’t be able to Asian food forever. Asian food often contains peanuts in the form of peanut oil, peanut sauce, or just crushed peanuts. Wong’s youngest son couldn’t even be in the same room as peanuts without throwing up. But the author …

Read More »

Exercise Helps Asian American Elderly Against Bone Loss

1

By Josephine Liang Experts say it’s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise. A recent research study titled “Impact of an Asian Community Bone Health Initiative: A Community-Based Exercise Program in New York City,” presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, follows an exercise program offered in New York City. The program, offered by Hospital for …

Read More »

Protect Yourself and Recover Quickly from Winter Ailments with Reiki

DSC02071

By Alice Langholt, Reiki Master Teacher If you’re like most people, you probably get a cold, flu, or respiratory infection during the winter. These ailments are most common during the change of seasons, and during the long-seeming stretch of winter. I used to get sick too. It was just one of those things that came with the long winters in …

Read More »

From “Cheetos” to Stuffed Zucchini: How an India-Headquartered Company is Contributing to Healthy Eating in U.S. Communities

1

By Niharika Chibber Joe Several years ago, my intern from Mongolia worriedly inquired, “Why are poor people in America so fat?” The question threw me – was it even politically correct to use the words “poor” or “fat” anymore? Growing up in India, I did not recall seeing “poor” people who were “fat.” Quite to the contrary, in fact. In …

Read More »

The What, When and How of Weight Loss

1

By Jasmine Ma, L. Ac. WHAT Don’t eat the same things every day. The more varieties of food the better, because they all provide different types of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, etc. Eat a balanced diet with as many vegetables as possible.  Eat 2-3 times as many vegetables as fruit, and make sure to eat fresh …

Read More »

Lyme Disease: Expert says take charge to prevent or manage its effect

1

By Devika Koppikar Sam Mukherjee, a retired scientist, found a mole on his skin three days after a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2006. Though painful, he removed this mole, caused by a tick bite infected with Borrelia Burgdorferi. He had contracted Lyme disease, his doctor confirmed, and his skin displayed a round rash typical to the disease. …

Read More »

Hidden Intolerance and Allergies: Gluten Sensitivity in the Asian Pacific American Community

1

By Amanda L. Andrei Bread. Cake. Noodles. French fries. Tempura. Hoisin sauce. No, these aren’t just banned items on a low-carb diet. These are foods and condiments that often contain gluten, a substance commonly found in wheat and related grains which causes baked goods to be chewy, dough to rise, and unfortunately, serious allergic reactions to some people. An allergy …

Read More »

Stay and Sip Awhile: The Medicinal Properties of Tea

3

By Jenny Chen The year was 2737 BC and the Chinese Emperor Shenong was drinking his bowl of boiled water. Shenong, who developed Chinese traditional medicine and agricultural traditions in China, was so health conscious that he decreed to all his subjects must boil their water before drinking it. On that one particular day, as Shenong bent down to take …

Read More »

Osteoarthritis: Treat It Before It’s Too Late

1

by: Min Kang, D.C. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis and is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint. While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects the joints in your neck, lower back, shoulders, knees, hips, and hands. Why does the joint start to break down? …

Read More »

HealthCare.Gov Provides Tools to Help AAPIs Get Health Insurance

file000480371600 (2)

  The  stereotype that casts Asian Americans as a “model minority group” fails to account for the fact that, like other ethnic and minority groups in the United States, AAPIs suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases such as hepatitis B, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. AAPIs are also the least likely among all racial groups to receive routine mammograms and pap …

Read More »

Epilepsy Foundation Launches Asian American Outreach Campaign

EF_Facebook_PP.jpeg

LANDOVER, Md.—An estimated 1.5 percent of Asian Americans live with epilepsy today and one in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy–combined.     Despite the fact that millions of Americans, including many Asian Americans, have this chronic medical condition, …

Read More »

Overcoming Barriers to Asian American Health

1

By Mary Tablante First, the good news. Asian American women have the highest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the U.S., living an average 85.8 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Life expectancy among Asian subgroups ranges from Filipinos at 81.5 years, to Japanese at 84.5 years, and topping out with Chinese women at …

Read More »

Danger At Their Fingertips

Vietnamese Nail Workers Risk Health By Archana Pyati and Jhee Yoon Falls Church, VA—Spend an afternoon at your local neighborhood nail salon, and it’s likely your manicurist will be Vietnamese. It’s also possible she (and occasionally he) is risking exposure to toxic chemicals used in salon products. Nationally, 42 percent of nail technicians are Asian, and Vietnamese workers account for 39 percent …

Read More »

COMMUNITY HEALTH: Fighting Colds and Flu with Food

1

By Bill Reddy, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.   Sometimes the ancients know best. Traditional Asian medicine has been effectively used for thousands of years to fight illness, often relying on various herbs and foods to boost the body’s immune system or subdue unpleasant symptoms. That’s something to consider as the cold and flu season descends upon us. Maybe the next time you …

Read More »