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February 2016
AWFH Board Retreat January 30th at Impact Hub Boston
Happy Lunar New Year!
February is Heart Awareness Month

How will you spread the love this February?

Asian Women for Health encourages you to spread the love by educating your friends and family about maintaining a healthy heart! 
 
To lower the risk of heart disease:
  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
Visit the American Heart Association for more tips on how to live heart-healthy lives. Also, check out the resources on our website for everyday heart healthy tips, cardiovascular health statistics in Asian women, and more.
 
CDC: Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women


ACBCYW January 28-29 at Atlanta, Georgia
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held its Advisory Committee of Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW) on January 28-29, 2016 in Atlanta Georgia at the CDC Chamblee Campus. With ACBCYW's advice and guidance, the CDC is committed to advancing awareness and knowledge of breast cancer and preventive measures among young women through education activities and research. Check out the informative presentation from ACBCYW below!
Save The Date

State of Asian Women's Health in MA
4th Annual Conference
May 25, 2016


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What will you get out of this year's conference?
  • An increased knowledge and awareness of Asian health disparities
  • Learn about various, innovative technologies that can be used to improve your health and healthcare delivery
  • Network, brainstorm, and collaborate with our amazing panel and members of the community
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Spices and their Health Benefits - Video
 
"Healthy living...one spice at a time!"
 

View the video above!
 
Dr. Lipi Roy, MD is an Internist at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Combining her passion for cooking and preventive health, she created Spices for Life MD™ to educate and empower the public to make healthy lifestyle choices through healthy eating, fitness, and mindfulness.
Founded in 2012, Asian Women for Health  (AWFH) is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support. We envision a world where Asian women are well-informed, have access to care that is culturally appropriate and high quality, and inspired to live happy, healthy lives.
 
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Alayna Feng is a senior studying International Relations at Tufts University.  She volunteers as the Co-Editor of the monthly e-newsletter and the Community Engagement Liaison for AWFH. She is from Atlanta, GA and plans to join the M1 class at Emory Medical school this fall.  In her free time, Alayna enjoys cooking with her housemates, drawing, and being outdoors (when it isn’t blizzard-ing).
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