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2013-04-23 22:31:53

First randomized trial finds home-based health education most effective In the first study of its kind, lay health workers increased screening rates for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and knowledge about the disease among a group of Asian Americans, known as the Hmong, UC Davis researchers have found. The study appears online today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Hmong Americans, who originate from the mountainous areas of Laos, are at elevated risk for chronic hepatitis B...

2010-08-18 03:03:27

Most cancers are easier to treat if detected early, so cancer educators emphasize the benefits of screening and prompt treatment. But for immigrants and other "medically underserved communities," simply handing out a brochure on early detection "” even if it's been translated into the appropriate language "” may not work. "Medical interventions fail if the intervention does not match the community's level of readiness to address the issue," says Tracy Schroepfer, an assistant...

2009-06-17 21:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as more cosigned the letter prior to transmittal.   "First, we ask you to directly urge the Prime Minister of Thailand and senior Thai military officials to halt the forced repatriation of the Hmong at Huay Nam Khao ... there are currently about 5,000 Hmong refugees... who claim to...

2009-05-01 13:24:00

FRESNO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SEIU-UHW and KQEQ will host a Hmong Healthcare gathering in Fresno on Saturday, May 2. The event is designed to provide the community residents in Fresno with vital information about the various community organizations that provide services in Fresno including the public library, the California Telephone Access Program, and the Fresno Health Consumer Center. KQEQ -- the leading Hmong...

2008-12-27 15:52:00

FRESNO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Hmong-Americans from California and across the United States will gather in Fresno for special ceremonies on December 27 at the Hmong and Lao veterans monument at Fresno County Courthouse Park and the Hmong New Year at Fresno Fairgrounds. The ceremonies will honor author and human rights activist Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt and commemorate the 15th anniversary of the publication of her book Tragic Mountains: The...

2008-08-03 03:00:17

By Trisha Collopy, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 3--Tou Saiko Lee isn't the kind of emcee who spits rhymes like nails, hunched over the mic like he's holding off an attack. No, he wants you to hear what he has to say. Onstage with his band, Post-Nomadic Syndrome, in June, he bounces on his heels, plays air drums with the mic, makes eye contact with the crowd. His lyrics, when he starts rapping over the guitar melody, loop and soar into the hazy blue sky behind the Minnesota...

2008-06-27 06:02:08

By Long, Lisa A For many Americans, Southeast Asia and its inhabitants- particularly the Vietnamese and transnational ethnic groups such as the Hmong-become visible only through the lens of the Vietnam War. At the same time, contemporary Vietnamese tend to see that war as only one of the many imperialist conflicts in which they have been engaged for the past millennium.1 And the Hmong, with traditional roots in agriculture and no national ties to speak of, hold an even longer view, seeing...

2008-06-17 21:00:00

By James Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 17--Hmong Academy in St. Paul graduated its second class last week. Just about every senior at the charter school walked across the stage, smiled and grabbed a diploma. In fact, the school's graduation rate is 94 percent. What's the big deal about that? Well, for starters, 99 percent of Hmong Academy's 450 students live in poverty, 99 percent are from minority groups and 83 percent are learning how to speak, read and write English -- groups...

2007-12-30 21:00:19

By Vanessa Colon, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Dec. 30--Dr. Fenglaly Lee grew up as a refugee in Fresno living on welfare and harvesting Asian vegetables on the weekends. Now, she is delivering babies as the first female Hmong OB/GYN doctor in the central San Joaquin Valley and possibly the state. Her arrival provides the Valley's large population of Hmong women with a physician who understands Hmong customs and can explain why it sometimes is necessary to set customs aside for the...

2007-08-09 15:02:43

By Farin MontaNez, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Aug. 9--Fresno Unified's school board adopted a new curriculum Wednesday night in an effort to teach children more about southeast Asian heritage. The "Hmong Voices" curriculum will be taught to all children in grades 2 through 11 beginning this school year. The curriculum will include a "Remembering the Hmong" booklet about Hmong history and culture and the role of the Hmong people in the Vietnam War. Also included is a documentary series on...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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