All posts by Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a nonprofit and federally qualified health center, established in 1971. Our mission is to provide high quality and affordable health care to the undeserved, with a focus on Asian Americans. Our vision is to ensure that everyone has full and equal access to the highest level of health care. Learn more at www.cbwchc.org.

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 […]

Spotlight On Nursing

The nursing profession was first recorded during the Roman Empire. Since then, the role has evolved significantly. Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients – this means that they are the ones who talk patients through their […]

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Patient Perspectives on Mental Health, Gender, and Sexuality in Primary Care

Uplifting LGBTQ Asian American Narratives As part of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s (CBWCHC) Project AHEAD program, interns design and implement a community health project (CHP) on a health issue of their choosing.  The 2017 Project AHEAD cohort […]

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Supporting Families with Children Who Have Special Health Care Needs

Being a parent is an around-the-clock job – add on the challenges of raising a child with special health care needs, and it can feel overwhelming. Parents of children with special needs have to manage numerous medical appointments and therapy […]

National Minority Health Month

Every month, there are dedicated health observances that shine a spotlight on specific illnesses and health issues in the nation. In April, we focus on how these health problems impact different members of our community. Different racial and ethnic groups […]

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Why We Love Our Doctors: Celebrating Our Providers On Doctors’ Day

Many of our fellow providers share a common thread and passion to serve the community in Lower Manhattan and Flushing. We have doctors who grew up in the neighborhood and providers who understand how to care for a large number […]

Treating Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in your colon or rectum. Once you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, your doctor will start talking to you about cancer staging and treatment options. There are different ways to treat colorectal cancer […]

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Measuring Overweight In Chinese American Children

Comparison Using U.S., International, and Ethnic-Specific Growth Charts Chinese American children have the lowest overweight prevalence in the U.S. compared to other groups. However, the method used to determine overweight status is based on a reference population that under-sampled Asian […]

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The Road to Recovery

A breast cancer diagnosis can provoke a wide range of responses. From anxiety to fear to helplessness, these feelings can add up to a great deal of stress. While there are many resources available, it’s not always easy to know […]

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“Red Alert” Funding for Community Health Centers Saved

For the past four months, health care advocates found themselves on pins and needles over the future of community health centers. By allowing the deadline to renew the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) to pass, Congress had put 9 million […]