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Free Dental, Vision and Medical Care (Seattle/King Country Clinic) at Seattle Center

Time: October 27 – 30 Location: Seattle Center All welcome! Patients DO NOT need ID or proof of citizenship • Admission tickets distributed at 5:00 AM in Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (Corner of 2nd Ave N & Thomas St) • No advance registration: FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED • Highest demand for tickets on Saturday & Sunday • Interpreters available • FREE parking in two locations: – Mercer ... Read More »

Tap Into the Power of Asian American Voters

AAPI Data Spring 2016 Asian American Voter Survey Highlight With new immigrants entering the U.S. every year, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have become the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, with rapidly growing influence in determining the outcomes of political elections over the past decade. According to APPI Data, the number of Asian American voters ... Read More »

CROSSINGS TV LAUNCHES TV 5 FILIPINO PROGRAMMING

Sacramento, California – (August 10th, 2016), As of July 4th, 2016, Crossings TV officially launched Filipino programming from Kapatid TV5, the international channel of TV5 Network in the Philippines, in all of its U.S. markets. CrossingsTV viewers now can enjoy top dramas from TV 5 Filipino every week, in addition to the high quality news, talk shows, and reality programs ... Read More »

15th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum this Saturday

Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:00pm – 5:00pm  (12 Noon to 1pm ~ Complimentary Lunch) CSU, Sacramento – University Union Ballroom (1st Floor) 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819 Free Admission ~ Open to the Public Register online at https://2016votersforum.splashthat.com/ Take our survey here to choose the 3 topics you would like to hear discussed at the Voters Forum Like APAPA ... Read More »

India in the Artist’s Eye at Mondavi Center, UC Davis

A YEAR-LONG FESTIVAL CELEBRATING AND INTERROGATING THE ROLE OF THE ARTIST IN SHAPING OUR UNDERSTANDING AND RECEPTION OF INDIA. The festival gathers artists from India and the United States, and will showcase a range of artistic sensibilities. Academic lectures by distinguished scholars, music, expressive arts, photography, and film representing the diversity of the Indian subcontinent come together to open a ... Read More »

The Energy Commission “Senate Bill 350 Barriers Study” Workshop is today

Today, (9/13) the Energy Commission will conduct an important workshop to present the details of the draft “Senate Bill 350 Barriers Study.” This study addresses the barriers faced by low-income and disadvantaged communities to investing in energy efficiency and weatherization, installing solar photovoltaic and other renewable generating resources, and contracting opportunities for local small businesses. The draft study also highlights ... Read More »

Launching Revelly Eyewear Offering Fashion, Fit, and Function for Every Face

New eyewear line for people with low nose bridges invites them to revel in their uniqueness Menlo Park, California – August 2016 – Revelly, a company dedicated to empowering people to revel in their own unique identities, is launching its new line of high-fashion, high-performance eyewear for people with low nose bridges–the so-called Asian or Global Fit. On Saturday, August ... Read More »

七月廿八日為世界肝炎日,請接受乙型肝炎篩檢!

English | Chinese 就在七月份,全美及全球各地的醫學專家和社區倡導者將聯手宣傳「世界肝炎日」,以提高大眾對於慢性乙型肝炎的關注,該疾病現正影響多達 200 萬的美國人士。 雖然任何人都可能罹患乙型肝炎 (乙肝),但其中絕大多數為亞裔人口,佔全世界罹患該疾病人口近四分之三。在美國,多達 100 萬的亞裔人口罹患慢性乙型肝炎,佔全美罹患該疾病人口的半數。 但究竟何為乙型肝炎?為什麼對於亞裔社區可造成如此威脅? 乙型肝炎是其病毒經由血液和其他體液傳輸所引起的疾病。慢性乙型肝炎可以管理,甚至可以預防,但若對其置之不理,乙型肝炎所造成的併發症卻可能致命。 來自中國、韓國、寮國、緬甸、越南、印度及菲律賓的第一代在美亞裔人士,由於這些國家對於嬰兒接種乙型肝炎疫苗的比例偏低,因此特別具有高風險罹患乙型肝炎。事實上,絕大多數罹患乙型肝炎的亞裔人士,均是自母體出生時感染,因此在亞裔社區中,同一家庭裡多人感染乙型肝炎的可悲事例屢見不鮮。 儘管亞裔社區具有高發病率,但在美國,每三位罹患慢性乙型肝炎的亞裔患者中,卻有多達兩位不知道自己被感染,這是因為乙型肝炎往往不會產生明顯症狀。慢性乙型肝炎會隨著時間逐漸破壞肝臟,提高罹患嚴重肝臟疾病的風險。 當亞裔移民預計將在未來 40 年成為全美最大的移民人口之際,提醒大家注意這個所謂的「沉默」疾病,比以往任何時候更顯重要。幸好乙型肝炎可使用快速簡單的驗血方式輕鬆檢測得知。每個人都應該與自己的醫生商談關於接受檢測事宜 – 尤其若身為亞裔更應該如此。 若乙肝檢測結果呈現陰性,現在有一種安全有效的疫苗可預防乙肝,而且已在全美各地廣泛使用。若乙肝檢測結果呈現陽性,請與醫生洽談自己是否適合接受治療。定期篩檢以監控肝臟健康甚為重要,同時也有一些治療方法可能減少病毒數量,降低肝臟受到進一步損傷的風險。有些方法甚至只需一天一顆藥丸便可。 因此,在七月廿八日的「世界肝炎日」這一天,歡迎加入全美及全球成千上百萬位亞裔人士的行列,一起接受乙型肝炎檢測。 請瀏覽網站 hepBsmart.com 以獲得關於慢性乙型肝炎的資訊,並瞭解由 Gilead Sciences 所贊助的獲獎提名紀錄短片《行動起來》詳情。這部紀錄片記述了王中倫及 AJ 兩位亞裔美國人對抗慢性乙型肝炎的生活,以及他們的家人如何應對這種潛在致命疾病所造成的影響。這部影片的宗旨,是在教育、鼓舞並最終消除人們對於乙肝的誤解。《行動起來》配有中文、韓文及越南文字幕。 Read More »

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