Health Problems in Asian American/Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Women: Smoking
Women who smoke put their health at risk. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, and low birth weight. Smoking increases the risk for a lot of diseases, including cancer, heart attacks, oral diseases, and lung problems. In fact, lung cancer is the... Pattern of Tobacco Use Among Women and Girls - Fact Sheet
Cigarette Smoking Prevalence Among Women · Cigarette smoking was rare among women in the early 20th century. Cigarette smoking became prevalent among women after it did among men, and smoking prevalence has always been lower among women than among men. However, the gender-specific difference in... Waiting, waiting, and waiting some more
In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part.” You will wait to hear from the state agency. Wait for the appointment for your first meeting. Wait for... Health Problems in Asian American/Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Women: Cervical Cancer
Cancer of the cervix, a very common kind of cancer in women, is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of the cervix. The cervix is the opening of the uterus, or womb. It connects the uterus to the vagina (the birth canal). Cancer of the cervix usually grows slowly over a period...
ACE Names Former IBMer Sach Takayasu Its New President and CEO
Ms. Sach Takayasu has been named the first national president and chief executive officer of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship . Her confirmation became official at a national board meeting held in Burbank, Calif., on Feb. District lines change landscape in race
Now that the San Diego mayoral election is over, another local race is getting attention in an area of the city with the highest Asian Pacific Islander population. ABC and Asian American Orgs Take On Jimmy Kimmel Skit
Several representatives from Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October Home Births Increase to 37-Year High
Out-of-hospital births were more common among white women compared with other races: About 1 in 50 births to white women, or 2 percent, were outside of a hospital, compared to 0.54 percent of births to Asian or Pacific Islander women, 0.49 percent of births to black women and 0.46 percent of births...
Asian Americans and Cancer
April 22, 2007, 8:17 pm
I came across an article in New America Media about Asian Americans and cancer. I never know how much of these articles I should worry about and how much I should ignore. After all, Korean American adoptees are generally raised differently than ethnic Korean Americans – different cultures mean... National Marrow Donor Program
May 5, 2007, 11:46 pm
Kailee Wells , an international adoptee born in China, fell victim to Severe Aplastic Anemia at the age of five. Five years of perpetual transfusions, immuno-suppressant drugs and heart-stoppingly close calls followed. The only long-term hope was finding a perfectly matched bone marrow donor who... Are You Adopting an Infant at Risk for Future Diabetes?
April 5, 2008, 7:38 pm
Which infants have the highest risk of developing diabetes as they mature? Asians, Native Hawaiians, blacks, Hispanics, and other Pacific Islanders, have significantly higher risks of developing diabetes than whites do. Non-Hispanic whites have nearly an 8.7 percent chance of developing...