Caution urged on new population survey detailing Asian American obesity rate

Dr. George King, chief scientific officer at Joslin Diabetes Center. (Image courtesy of Joslin Diabetes Center.)
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The Centers for Disease Control recently released the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey with additional data briefs on hypertension, cholesterol and obesity among adults in the U.S. by age, gender, race and ethnicity. This detailed national survey of health characteristics, for the first time, includes important health status and information on Asian Americans. Continue reading

Kollaboration Boston 3 empowers and entertains

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The third Kollaboration Boston talent show took place on Oct. 11 at the Berklee Performance Center. Kollaboration is a nonprofit organization dedicated in providing a platform for young Asian American artists to showcase their talents. Its mission is “Empowerment through Entertainment.” Continue reading

Cultural stigma hurts Asian American teens with depression

most Asian American teens are emotionally healthy and thriving. But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year, enough to interfere with their daily lives, according to a recent national youth survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That figure is slightly higher than that of teens from all racial groups, 28 percent. Continue reading