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    On Some College Campuses, a Focus on Asian American Mental Health

          Editor’s Note: This is the final installment on Asian Americans and mental health by New America Media and is reprinted with permission. Moving away from home and going to college can be stressful for anyone, but Asian American students often face culturally related factors–model […]

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    Be a Hep B Warrior at the 6th Annual Hep B Free Gala on Sept. 18!

      Join the Golden State Warriors in spreading the message of preventing Hep B and liver cancer! We are all Hep B Heroes, and for this night we become Hep B Free Warriors as well. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 No-Host Cocktail Reception 6pm-7pm Dinner and Silent Auction 7pm-9pm […]

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    A Psychological Lifeline for Asian American Teens

      Editor’s Note: The following article is part 2 of 3 in a series on Asian Americans and mental health by New America Media and is reprinted with permission. On a cold, clear Sunday evening in March, Hung Wei sits in the living room of her home […]

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    Cultural Stigma Hurts Asian American Teens with Depression

      Editor’s Note: The following article is part 1 of  a series on Asian Americans and mental health by New America Media and is reprinted with permission. It was late on a school night—3 a.m.—and Tracy’s 17-year-old son, Jason, was still playing video games in their one-bedroom […]

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    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

    Earlier this year “Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” cited World Tai Chi & Qigong Day as indicative of the global invasion of the ancient Chinese health practices of tai chi and qigong. Harvard Medical School even held a series of Tai Chi as […]

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    Smokers Quit When They Realize Secondhand Smoke Kills Their Kids

        While on assignment in Vietnam a few years ago, I turned into a smoker, at least temporarily. I resisted at first, but my new acquaintances thought I was standoffish. My interviews didn’t work very well. So I gave in. I took cigarettes offered […]

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    Tobacco Use Among AA & NHPI Communities Focus of Health Journal

        OAKLAND, Calif. – Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) and Health Promotion Practice (HPP) released this week a special journal supplement that details tobacco use in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities. “Tobacco use amongst AAs & […]

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    Covered California Presents First Television Ads to Kickoff Statewide Marketing Campaign

        SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ unveiled the first phase of its advertising and marketing campaign that will inform Californians about the new era of health care coverage arriving in 2014. The campaign, rolling out next week, will promote the new insurance marketplace through television […]

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    Asian Health Services Announces Grand Opening of New Clinic in Oakland Chinatown

            OAKLAND, CA – Asian Health Services (AHS) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its New Clinic located at the heart of Oakland Chinatown. “At $11 million total cost, this is the largest Capital Project in the history of AHS,” said Sherry […]

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    Epilepsy and Asian Americans: Bringing Community Together Through Knowledge and Understanding

          Many years ago, my uncle was diagnosed with epilepsy. As the story goes, when he was a baby, he was dropped on his head. Then, the seizures started. My uncle’s epilepsy shaped his life and the choices he made.  In my culture, […]

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