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Acculturation and Subclinical Atherosclerosis among U.S. South Asians: Findings from the MASALA study

We conducted a cross-sectional analysis using data from a community-based cohort called the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study. The novel measure of strength of traditional cultural beliefs was associated with lower common carotid intima media thickness among those with moderate traditional beliefs only. 32 more words

Cardio Therapy

Acculturation: The Stress of Changing Cultural Values on a Family

Acculturation is the process by which people either switch their language, behaviour and cultural values from their original heritage culture to mainstream culture or combine the two cultures (Brooks, 2014). 787 more words

Acculturation

10 (16!) years later, 12 months in: we made it!

This week Xman finished Kindergarten, my husband and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (we’ve been together for 16!), and my kids and I have been in the US for exactly 1 year. 990 more words

America

Accent: Gift or Curse?

It’s natural for an immigrant to have her mother-tone accent. Some embrace it, others erase it. But is accent really influencing who we are and can be?

Career

Myth 13: Today’s Immigrants Are Not Learning English

Myth 13: Today’s Immigrants Are Not Learning English, and Bilingual Education Adds to the Problem

by Chris Plunkett

The notion that “If you live in America you need to speak English” is commonly raised by citizens upset by the influx of immigrants, undocumented and documented alike. 1,338 more words

Culture

Shayla’s Journey

Shayla’s Journey

by Karen Guinn, May 2015

Shayla is a woman of 29 years from the small yet wealthy country of Kuwait.  She grew up in a democratic country, yet there are restrictions and laws set forth by the government that citizens have to follow, just like any other country. 4,874 more words

Family

Hiraeth*

Her given name is Myung-Sook. Her surname is Kim.

This body I call mine belongs to her.
I grew stronger while she became weaker.
I began to talk when she began to lose her talk. 307 more words

Transracial Adoptee Life