Smoking Cessation Medications

  At the Health Center, we see many patients who believe willpower is the key to quitting smoking. However, it often takes more than motivation to quit successfully. When you smoke, your body becomes addicted to nicotine, a substance found […]

Breast Cancer – Early Detection is the Best Protection

  What is breast cancer? Breast cancer occurs when the cells in your breasts become abnormal and grow out of control to form tumors. It is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death […]

Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation – A Reflection on Minority Health

  This year, Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health celebrates its 30th year anniversary and launched the theme, “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation” to observe National Minority Health Month. What does this mean for the Asian American […]

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

  It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week!  And no one appreciates volunteers more than me. From a very early age, my mother taught me the value of being a volunteer.  As a child, I would accompany my mother to the Buddhist […]

How to Manage Smoking Cravings

  There is no denying that tobacco urges are powerful. In fact, cravings are the hardest part of quitting smoking for many people. Try to remember that cravings come and go and only last a few minutes, regardless of whether […]

Smoking Cessation Chinese Counseling – A New Force in Health

The following is a translation of a World Journal article in response to a smoking cessation campaign by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. The original article  was published  February 28, 2016 and can be read here. According to The […]

Social Work Month – Celebrating Social Workers

  Social Workers in healthcare are unique from just about any other social work field. Their job is to help our patients and their families navigate the physical, emotional and financial struggles of living with acute or chronic medical conditions. […]

Healthy Recipe Round-up

We round up our favorite healthy recipes again in honor of National Nutrition Month!  Feel free to download these recipes for your family. All recipe cards have full nutrition facts. Japanese-Style Beef and Noodle Soup   Ingredients for broth 4 […]

National Nutrition Month – Celebrating Dietitians

  How much rice should I eat in a day? What does one serving size look like? How much should I eat when I’m pregnant? These are the kinds of questions a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) […]

Honor Your Heart by Quitting Smoking

  Quitting smoking is tough, and for many, takes more than one try. It may be one of the hardest things to do, but it will be one of the best decisions of your life. In addition to saving thousands […]