What You Can Expect During a Breast Biopsy

If your doctor finds a breast lump or sees a suspicious area in a mammogram or sonogram, he or she may recommend that you get a breast biopsy. You might wonder, what is a breast biopsy? Biopsy is an effective way […]

Birth Control Methods Myths and Facts

As an OB/GYN health educator at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, much of what I do is help women understand the benefits of pregnancy planning and birth control options.  When it comes to choosing a birth control method, many […]

We Are Here to Serve Everyone – Seek Health Care When You Need It

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been serving the Asian American community for more than 45 years. We want our patients and community members to know that they should not be afraid to visit their doctors. We […]

Immigrants are America’s Past, Present, and Future

I grew up in an immigrant family.  My parents operated a hand laundry in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Sadly, my father passed away when I was in high school.  My mother was left with the responsibility to raise four children.  Despite […]

Talk to Your Doctor about Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, regardless of race and ethnicity. It is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older. However, there is an increasing rate of colorectal cancer in those who are under […]

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Impact on Our Patients

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center knows firsthand that this country has come a long way in in expanding health insurance coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance as a result […]

Recycle the Old and Welcome the New – Happy Lunar New Year!

Many Chinese families will begin sweeping the floors and clearing the house of old items a week before Lunar New Year. Known as, “年廿八,洗邋遢 ” or Spring Cleaning, this custom is symbolic for getting rid of bad luck that happened […]

Protect Yourself from the Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can happen in one or both of a woman’s ovaries.  It is also known as the “silent killer” because it usually does not cause substantial signs or symptoms until it is too late. Although rare, ovarian cancer causes […]

How to Have a Happy Holiday Without Stress or Smoke

  Holidays are supposed to be an enjoyable time when family and friends gather together with food and drinks, but it can also be stressful as people rush from place to place. A cigarette can sound like the perfect way […]

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Impact on Community Health Centers

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Executive Team would like to respond to concerns about the impact to community health centers and our patients if the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is repealed by the new Administration. Federally qualified […]