Health Archive

  • On March 24th, a town hall meeting took place in Morrissey Hall of St. Mary’s Medical Center to discuss a two-cent tax per fluid ounce on soda and sugary drinks. Speakers included Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener.

    Town Hall Discusses New Soda Tax Proposal

      On March 24th, a town hall meeting took place in Morrissey Hall of St. Mary’s Medical Center to discuss a two-cent tax per fluid ounce on soda and sugary drinks. Speakers included Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener. Mar said he’s co-sponsoring the measure […]

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    Inaugural Filipino Mental Health Symposium

        The Filipino Mental Health Initiative – San Francisco, San Mateo County, and student organizations and staff at San Francisco University, together, are pleased to offer their Inaugural Filipino Mental Health Symposium, “Kwentuhan: Sharing Our Stories” on Friday, April 11 at San Francisco State University’s Jack Adams […]

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    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

        By Dr. Howard K. Koh As a physician for over 30 years, I have seen the patient benefits of having health insurance as well as the problems of lacking it. Nearly one in five Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) does not have […]

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  • SF Hep B Free Executive Director Genevieve Jopanda, AsianWeek Foundation's Angela Pang and Susan Ma with the Subaru Hep B Mobile at Oracle Arena on Jan. 28.

    Warriors Asian Heritage Night Raises Over $3,000 for Hep B Awareness

        San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2014) – The Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night on Jan. 28 raised over $3,000 for San Francisco Hep B Free and AsianWeek Foundation‘s hepatitis B awareness efforts As an active partner in the SF Hep B Free […]

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  • (From left to right: David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS; Michael C. Huang, MD; Thomas G. Weiser, MD, MPH; Fiona Ma, CPA, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly; Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD, FACS; Shelley A. Marks, MD, FACS; M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS; John Maa, MD, FACS)

    American College of Surgeons and San Francisco Health Care Leaders Discuss Solutions for Improving Emergency and Trauma Care

      On Jan. 14, 2014, health care leaders from across the Bay Area took part in a community discussion around improving surgical quality, drawing on valuable lessons learned in the successful delivery of emergency and trauma care of nearly 200 injured patients at twelve Bay […]

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    Applications For Covered California Now Available In Asian Languages

        SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Covered California™ and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have introduced enrollment application forms in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, providing additional paths for residents to obtain quality, affordable health insurance. The applications, available now under the “Languages” tab […]

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    NEMS Celebrates Grand Opening of Koo’s Clinical Building in San Francisco’s Richmond

        SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thursday, November 21st, North East Medical Services (NEMS) hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting of Koo’s Clinical Building in the Richmond district. Koo’s Clinical Building is a generous gift from Hong Kong entrepreneur Dr. Tihua Koo and his wife, […]

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    Headlines Bring Halloween Terror Every Day?

        (updated 11/31) There was a novel series and a movie called “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”. It was inspired by all of the headlines of terrible things happening to people for random reasons, author Daniel Handler thought it would be make […]

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    Ting Launches Obamacare Enrollment Campaign at SF State University

        San Francisco, CA – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) kicked off the first of a series of community events today designed to help San Franciscans obtain health insurance through the open enrollment period under Obamacare, which started on October 1.  Today’s health […]

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    LA, Partner Groups Launch Health Care Reform Effort

        LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) announces the historic launch of the Open Enrollment period for eligible Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to apply for health coverage through Covered California, the state’s new […]

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