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International Community Health Services Opens New Vision Clinic

International Community Health Services Opens New Vision Clinic

International Community Health Services November 13, 2017 0

International Community Health Services (ICHS), the largest neighborhood-based health care provider for Asian Pacific Islander and immigrant communities in Washington state, held a ribbon-cutting service on November 7 to celebrate the opening of its

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Pathways to Health: ”At 66 I feel the best I ever have”—The importance of diet and exercise

Pathways to Health: ”At 66 I feel the best I ever have”—The importance of diet and exercise

International Community Health Services November 6, 2017 0

Maria Teresa Diaz had been feeling lethargic and low for a while. A busy grandmother in her mid-sixties, she spent years looking after others, often neglecting her own health. She had gotten used to

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Pathways to Health: Many Asian Americans don’t know they have diabetes

Pathways to Health: Many Asian Americans don’t know they have diabetes

International Community Health Services November 6, 2017 0

May, who does not wish to use her real name, felt tired and sluggish for months but didn’t think she needed to see a doctor. “Who doesn’t feel tired?” she asked. “I thought it

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Pathways to Health: Many still need help understanding health insurance

Pathways to Health: Many still need help understanding health insurance

International Community Health Services October 4, 2017 0

Many still need help understanding health insurance. With the Affordable Care Act, more people than ever have the opportunity to access affordable health care. Sadly, many are still not taking full advantage of their

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The health of our community begins with a vote

The health of our community begins with a vote

International Community Health Services September 8, 2017 0

Akemi Matsumoto recalls her grandmother, who came to the United States from Japan when she was 18 years old. She worked hard, paid taxes, and raised 12 children alone after the death of her

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Waiting for the sun

Waiting for the sun

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

"One of Maria’s two pastors passed away. The health advocate from Swedish left, moving onto another position. These small breaks offer insight into how little it takes to derail someone like Maria. The cost

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Saving America’s health centers: Surviving for a second chance

Saving America’s health centers: Surviving for a second chance

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

"It is one of life’s great ironies. As a resident of Hong Kong—the home Yinha Lai left behind more than 20 years ago—she had regular and unimpeded access to one of the world’s most

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Saving America’s Health Centers: Not going back

Saving America’s Health Centers: Not going back

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

To talk to “Asha” is to understand the blind instinct that drives people to willingly give up everything they know for much they don’t, in pursuit of something they are convinced must be better.

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Sick with worry: Asians and minorities ignore the need to heal in a climate of fear

Sick with worry: Asians and minorities ignore the need to heal in a climate of fear

International Community Health Services July 10, 2017 0

Increased fear of discrimination and harsh immigration policies are causing mental anguish for people in Seattle’s minority, immigrant, and refugee communities. The unease is so prevalent it’s keeping them from seeing a doctor or

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Breast health outreach: An unknown pain brought ICHS health worker closer to patients

Breast health outreach: An unknown pain brought ICHS health worker closer to patients

International Community Health Services June 9, 2017 0

A monthly self-exam and annual mammogram are essential to wellbeing, said Kim. She’s also quick to remind patients who discover they have breast cancer that they are not alone. She and many others are

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