Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Asian American Medical Hazard: US Western States Drought

It might be seem like a stretch to call the Western States Drought a medical hazard particular to Asian Americans, but one aspect of the drought will affects certain Asian Americans more drastically:  an increase in Valley Fever.  Valley fever, … Continue reading

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Asian American Medical Hazard: Pulse Oximeter Readings

Reuters, NPR, and other news outlets report that  African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians receive less supplemental oxygen when hospitalized because of a problem with a common medical instrument, the pulse oximeter. This instrument clips onto a finger, as shown in … Continue reading

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Miss America Makes History, as First Korean American from Alaska Wins the Title

Last week, the Miss America Organization made history in its 100th anniversary by crowning the first ever Korean American, Miss Alaska Emma Broyles, as Miss America: “The newly crowned Miss America has made history, becoming both the first Korean American … Continue reading

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Vote for J.J. for ‘Beachbody Challenge’ – First Asian Male Finalist!

My friend JJ asked me to help spread the word on voting for him for the “Beachbody Challenge”: “Hi! I’m JJ. I’m the first Asian guy to ever make it to the Finals of the Beachbody Challenge, from the company … Continue reading

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Vegan Filipino Food Vendor Plans to Expand

Vegan Filipino food?  When I first heard about vegan Filipino food almost 9 years ago, I was really skeptical.  But the restaurant  chain Nick’s thrived for a long time, and during this Pandemic, owner Reina Montenegro has rebranded the Nick’s … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Lead in Intent to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

A friend of mine had posted about this recent Pew Research report on ‘Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases.‘  It surprised me that Asians are currently more likely to … Continue reading

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Asian American Youth and E-Cigarette products

by Chris Sedayao While a little less than 1 in 7 of all Americans smoke, around 1 in 4 Vietnamese American men smoke, according to the Center for Disease Control.  The use of cigarettes has decreased significantly in the United … Continue reading

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum Launches Podcast: “Check Up, Check In.”

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum recently launched a new podcast: Check Up, Check In. As stated in a press release: “Hear stories of health and inspiration in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. The Check … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Rates Increasing Among Asian American Women

A new study from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), with Scarlett Lin Gomez as the lead researcher of the study, is showing an increase of breast cancer in Asian American women.  This is particularly troubling because the rate among … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember” by Christine Lee

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is a compelling memoir about the author’s reinvention after a life-changing stroke at the age of 33. Eloquently written, Lee guides readers through the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Secret Deodorant’s Namaste I first saw this Secret Deodorant commercial on Facebook. I can’t saw I’ve seen it on TV. But when I saw the image: I thought it was pretty funny. As Secret states in the YouTube description of the video: … Continue reading

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September is Suicide Prevention Month; “Together Not Alone” PSA #IFEELALIVE

#IFEELALIVE is a national awareness campaign launched on the Love and Discovery blog in support of Suicide Prevention Month in September. Suicide was the 8th leading cause of death for Asian-Americans, whereas it was the 11th leading cause of death … Continue reading

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