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What You Need to Know About AFib

Do you ever feel like your heart is skipping a beat and going faster than usual? For many, that heart-pounding feeling can mean excitement, fear or anger; for others, it could mean atrial fibrillation. Better known as AFib or AF, […]

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Reasons to Celebrate Community Health Centers

Nationally, there are nearly 1,400 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) like the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) that deliver comprehensive, high quality and affordable health care to its community. Serving diverse rural and urban populations in the United […]

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Tips for a Healthy and Happy School Year

With the school year fast approaching, parents may be anxious about their kids returning to school, where contagious diseases can easily spread. Visiting the doctor before the start of the school year and getting vaccines such as the annual flu […]

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Meet Project AHEAD 2018

Every summer, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center welcomes a new cohort of public health students: the Project AHEAD interns. Project AHEAD (Asian Health Education and Development) is a summer internship program designed to provide mentorship and training to […]

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Incorporating a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure into Clinical Care: Patient Perspectives on the EQ-5D-5L

There are nearly three million Chinese speakers in the U.S. (the third most common language in this country after English and Spanish). Many evidence-based tools and health interventions have not been validated or culturally adapted for Chinese Americans.  Our goal […]

Addressing Mental Health Needs of Asian American Youth

Mental health has always been a taboo subject in the Asian American community. Older generations may see mental health issues as something “crazy” or abnormal, and dismiss it as the fault of the individual or a lack of willpower. For […]

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What is Breast Health Awareness?

Information about breast health is widely promoted in healthcare settings; the goal is to increase breast health awareness. While it is a common concern for many people, information can be confusing. Here are some misconceptions we clarify: Having any lump […]

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In Their Words – Stories of Chinese Immigrants in America

Immigration has always been a story of sacrifice. Whether it occurred a century ago or just this past year, making the journey to a new land means giving up something from one’s first home. At Charles B. Wang Community Health […]

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Going Above and Beyond Their Profession: Meet the Team that Gives the Gift of Reading

At the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, our program staff plays a major role in providing support and preventive health care services to our patients. Many are involved in creating and implementing effective educational and disease prevention programs that […]

Eating with Intention – The Importance of Mindful Eating

These days, it is fairly common to eat and browse on our phone at the same time. While it seems like a good way to multitask, this habit may leave you feeling dissatisfied with your meals and cause you to […]