While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
Low-income Americans are more likely to be satisfied with the care they receive at community health centers, called federally qualified health centers, than at mainstream health care providers.
About 10% of King County adults smoke, plus an additional 2% use smokeless tobacco products. About 1 in 4 12th graders report using tobacco products. Overall, smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in the county.
Interpreter services at hospitals and other medical settings are often inadequate, forcing family members, including children, to step in, or the task falls to medical staff members who may not speak the language well.
More than 4 million Americans have viral hepatitis and an estimated 85,000 become infected each year. Some forms go away on their own, but others, like Hepatitis B and C, can go on to become chronic infections that can lead serious liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. But most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected.
Several refugees from Bhutan who have resettled in King County in recent years are deaf, adding additional challenges to the struggle of adjusting to life in the U.S.
UW students team up with local community groups to raise hepatitis B awareness among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and new immigrant groups.
A free half-day workshop on hepatitis B will be held Saturday, Dec. 4th at the Asian Counseling & Referral Services Community Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
The workshop’s talks will be given by Dr. Chia Wang, an infectious disease specialist at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Dr. Stephen Chen, a cancer specialist at Polyclinic First Hill.
Hmong women are four times more likely to die of cervical cancer than are white women. Study highlights lack of data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander health.
Surveys show that most of us think everybody deserves safe and effective healthcare. But the same surveys show that most of us don’t realize that that patients from certain racial and ethnic minorities often receive much lower quality care than most Americans. In her column this month, Dr. Lori Whittaker, a family physician and a [...]
Asian-Pacific Islanders are 16% more likely to die than whites in U.S. hospitals from serious, but treatable complications, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Why this is so is not known but experts speculate that Asian-Pacific Islanders go to hospitals that give lower quality care, may receive poorer quality of care [...]
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that babies should not be fed infant formula manufactured in China . . . after reports that infant formula in China has been found to be contaminated with a compound called melamine, which . . . can cause kidney disease.
Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders living in King County are poorer and have higher rates of smoking, obesity and death than do other residents of the area, according to a report by Public Health – Seattle & King County.