Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Year of the Snake with lion dances, instrumental performances and traditional dances by Josiah Quincy Elementary School students on Feb. 13.
The Chinatown Coalition celebrated its 20th anniversary on Feb. 14 at Hostelling International. Its present committee includes representatives from the Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University and the Chinese Progressive Association.
The U.S. Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer may be widely known as a common disease in the United States. However, have you ever considered how early prevention and detection can help battle human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and cervical cancer?
Have you ever thought about your high blood sugar being linked to daily intake of soft drinks and processed foods? A study published in Metabolism May 2012 issue shows that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a sweetener commonly used in manufactured foods and beverages, may link to a variety of health issues such as diabetes and metabolic effects.
Mental illness has a stigma in the Chinese community, making it difficult for affected individuals to seek help. “Many people feel ashamed about their problems and doubt the treatment,” said George Hsu, a retired professor of psychiatric medicine at Tufts Medical Center, who participated in the series.
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.