Tag: Asian Americans

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels rise out of control. insulin is the hormone that regulates blood glucose levels by signaling cells to take glucose out of the bloodstream and by signaling the liver not to put more glucose into the bloodstream. insulin is made in the pancreas, an organ [...]

August 23, 2011 More
Mental health

Mental health

Suicide Whereas Western cultures view suicide as a religious sin, such a taboo does not exist in most Asian cultures. For traditional Chinese and Japanese, suicide can be seen as an honorable way to save face and to remove shame from one’s family. The Japanese language has over 20 words for suicide, mostly describing different [...]

July 28, 2011 More
Access to Health Care

Access to Health Care

Access to health care has dominated the health policy scene for several decades. In the early 1990s, national legislation, “universal access” to health care, was introduced by President Clinton and the Congress as a way to provide health security for all Americans. Lively debates were generated and the topic commanded national attention. The effort, although [...]

July 28, 2011 More