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.

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Heart Check: Respond Quickly to Sudden Cardiac Arrests

When a person suddenly collapses, is not responding to touch or sound, cannot breathe normally and does not have a pulse, the person may be experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA happens when the heart stops pumping effectively.  Dr. […]

Unplug from Your Phone This Holiday Season

More and more of our time is spent on the phone to keep up with the world, connect with friends and family, and stream movies and entertainment. Most adults spend 10 hours a day or more on their device and […]

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Grandparent Care, Overweight, and Obesity in Chinese-American Families

Current studies have been inconsistent on the relationship between grandparental care and childhood obesity. Furthermore, when it comes to Chinese-American families, there is a gap in the literature concerning grandparents’ impact on children’s health. Culturally, grandparents play a vital role […]

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The Rainbow Club Gives Passage to Cancer Recovery

The impact of cancer runs deep. Not only does the illness take a toll on the body, but it can also drastically affect a person emotional and social well-being. While support can be found through family and friends, the first-hand […]

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Why We Need to Talk about Domestic Abuse (also known as Domestic Violence)

When people hear the term “domestic violence,” they may only think of physical harm or a relationship issue between two partners. Domestic violence, however, is a pattern of manipulative and harmful actions that can be both physical and psychological. It […]

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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 […]