About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。

Kung fu master Pui Chan dazzles in documentary

Most 74-year-olds don’t train kung fu masters for three hours.
But Pui Chan is not your average senior citizen. He stars in “Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer,” a documentary directed by his daughter Mimi, and is the founder of the Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy and Athletic Association. Continue reading

ACMES Annual Conference explores Chinese and Western medicine

The American Chinese Medical Exchange Society (ACMES) Annual Conference took place Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More than 200 medical experts and students participated in the “Primary Care” and “Integrated Medicine” session tracks.

The conference divided into two rooms. A total of 28 experts addressed the latest medical issues, developments in disease treatment and focused on health concerns for Asians. The hosts were Jie Zhou and lecturer Lichao Chen, both of Harvard Medical School for the first venue. The other venue was hosted by ACMES Medical Director Zhao Liu, endocrinologist at Beverly hospital at Danvers, and ACMES vice president Weigen Li, attending physician of internal medicine at Jordan Hospital, Tufts Medical Center. Continue reading

Smoking linked to hearing loss, Alzheimer’s

Smoking not only kills, but deafens people and robs them of their memory as well. It causes more than 440,000 deaths each year, or nearly one in five deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.

Lung cancer was most deadly cancer for Boston’s Asians from 2006 to 2008, ahead of liver and colorectal cancers, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. The lethal consequences of smoking are a clear reason to quit. Continue reading

One smoker increases health risk to nonsmokers

Many factors cause cancer. From manmade chemicals to environmental exposure, secondhand smoke contributes to health problems that affect the respiratory system, cardiac function and cancers.

Secondhand smoke is the most common cause of tobacco intake. While there are devices that can test for indoor chemicals and smoke, there are nearly no safety measures when encountering smoke outdoors. Because smoke can be anywhere at any time, even breathing in a little bit can be harmful. Continue reading

ATASK Silk Road Gala features savory foods and live auction

The Silk Road Gala featured Ting Yen, chef and owner of Oishii (left), and Linda Chin, President of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (right). (Image courtesy of Brian Choi.)
By Joanne Wong

The Silk Road Gala gathered more than 500 guests for an evening of fundraising and delectable food prepared by Boston’s top chefs on Oct. 26 at the State Room.

Hosted by the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), the Silk Road Gala is the organization’s annual signature event. Continue reading

Event Calendar (Nov. 9 – Nov. 29)

Meet young working professionals on CYPN career day! Chinese Young Professionals Networking (CYPN) will hold a workshop with topics including resume, interview, networking, immigration and visa issues.
Free tickets and detailed information are available at www.chinese-networking.com Continue reading