Obesity Prevalence Varies Significantly For Asian American Subgroups

Obesity Prevalence Varies Significantly For Asian American Subgroups

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A cross-sectional study of more than 70,000 Asian Americans has found that the prevalence of obesity in Asian American subgroups varies substantially. These findings have important implications for directing and adapting obesity...
Combating a killer: Prostate cancer in the African American community

Combating a killer: Prostate cancer in the African American community

Before she began medical school, Fornati Bedell, M.D., M.H.D., studied public health at Johns Hopkins University. She fondly recalls her first job. “I’d go around to barber shops, churches, all over Baltimore,” she said, “to talk to folks about prostate cancer and...
How do you talk about mental health with your Asian American family?

How do you talk about mental health with your Asian American family?

The constant, rapid conversations of mixed Vietnamese and English create a comforting hum in my parents’ home. “Lấy rác ra!” my mom would say to my brother. “Rồi tưới cây nữa. Hear that?”“Dạ. OK,” my brother would respond, en route to our backyard to take out the...