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Pathways to health: Screening and vaccinations for cervical cancer saves lives

Pathways to health: Screening and vaccinations for cervical cancer saves lives

International Community Health Services January 8, 2018 0

Cervical cancer, once a leading cause of death for women in the United States has had rates dramatically decline by 50% in the past few decades. Regular screenings, as well as a vaccine to

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Remembering Jon Sonoda’s Aloha Spirit: 1963-2017

Remembering Jon Sonoda’s Aloha Spirit: 1963-2017

International Community Health Services January 2, 2018 0

In Hawaiian culture “Aloha” means more than hello and goodbye. Aloha is the island way of life based on love, compassion and friendship. International Community Health Center (ICHS) pharmacy manager Jon Sonoda passed away

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Pathway to health: The pain of separation, an immigrant’s account of the holiday season

Pathway to health: The pain of separation, an immigrant’s account of the holiday season

International Community Health Services December 6, 2017 0

While the holidays are a time to unite, enjoy traditions and make memories, they pass for many immigrants accompanied by loneliness, isolation and the pain of separation from loved ones. The buzz of the

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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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