Category: Family Health

Why We Support Asian Americans Living With Diabetes

Asian Americans are at high risk to develop Type 2 diabetes. As with many health disparities faced by Asian Americans, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center provides specialized care for our diabetes patients. We talked to Registered Dietitian and […]

Have a Smoke-Free Home

  We all need clean air to live healthy lives. This includes the air inside your home, not just what you breathe in outside. To protect your and your family’s health, don’t smoke at home. Secondhand smoke, which comes from […]

Love Your Family: Get Tested for Hep B!

For Hepatitis Awareness Month, we want to share the love story of Hong and Li, and their experience with getting tested for hepatitis B. You can view and share this story here. Enjoy!

Happy Older Americans Month! How Are You Celebrating?

  There is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even Children’s Day celebrated in certain cultures. If there is a day to honor our seniors, it would be in May. May is Older Americans Month and we are sharing fun ways […]

Raising Children with Special Needs: Our Stories | Part II

This month, we are sharing stories written by our patients who have children with special needs. These stories were inspired by an essay entitled Welcome to Holland, written by Emily Perl Kingsley about her experience raising a child with special […]

Raising Children with Special Needs: Our Stories | Part I

When I joined the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, I was fresh out of residency training. I loved the work that I was doing and loved giving back to the community where I grew up. I learned a lot […]

Choose Healthy Snacks for a Healthier Weight

Feeling hungry in the afternoon? Don’t fight the craving! You don’t have to feel guilty about eating afternoon snacks. Snacking in between meals not only prevents you from overeating, but is also a great way to get an extra serving […]

CDC Reports a Dangerous Flu Season. Protect Yourself.

Communities across the country have been hit with a strong and dangerous flu season. The CDC and NY State Department of Health are reporting that many more people have been to the doctor, ER or hospital this season for flu […]

Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

Counting down to the New Year brings much excitement for the coming year and another chance for a fresh start. After celebrating another year gone by, many people begin the New Year with a resolution to “be healthier”, followed by […]

Cold Season is Here – What You Need to Know About Cold Medicine Safety

This time of year brings holiday excitement, winter fun and sometimes the sniffles. There is no cure for the cold, but there are over the counter medications that can help relieve some of its symptoms. If you are treating a […]