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It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. His family wasn’t warm or close, but his parents endowed him with a trust fund at birth and…

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Going Gluten-Free

The gluten-free diet: it’s fashionable, but who really needs it? Within the past decade, going gluten-free has been touted as a way to boost health and energy, lose weight, or cope better…

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Bracelets dedicated to victims at the Choeung Ek mass grave in Cambodia

‘Killing Fields’ Survivors Struggle with PTSD

Kim Morn’s face is angular and weathered, his eyes pensive. At 68, he relives in his nightmares the terror of Khmer Rouge soldiers taking Cambodians away to be executed. Morn was a…

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Katherine Kam, an award-winning journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, has covered health, medicine, travel, cultures, social issues and many other topics.

Her passion lies in exploring hidden worlds. She has written about the lives of Chinatown parents raising children in tiny single rooms above the tourist shops, as well as people from all walks of life who suffer–quietly and invisibly–from psychological trauma. These secret worlds exist not only outside our doors, but within our minds.

Her work has appeared in national media outlets, including WebMD, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New America Media and Time-Warner publications. After receiving a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, she spent a year reporting on Asian American mental health, a topic that she continues to explore in-depth.

All Content Copyright Katherine Kam, 2016