Posts by: brown314

Infant Mortality in Brazil

Infant mortality is a serious issue in Brazil and it has become more common over the years. It is more prevalent in the Northeast region of Brazil. More than half of infant deaths take place in this region of the…

Life/Death

The expression “culture biomedicine” describes the ways that medicine has influenced the West and have branched off into it’s own culture. In the West, biomedicine is based on facts and nature. These facts have shaped the beliefs and ideas regarding…

Post- Partum Depression in Males

Postpartum depression is typically found in women after the birth of a child. However, postpartum depression is not limited to mothers, dads are also susceptible to this illness. If one parent is suffering from this form of depression, more than…

I Have An Embarrassing Medical Condition

The True Life episode I choose to summarize is “I Have an embarrassing Medical Condition.” This video focuses primarily on Allyssa 18, and Krystal 18, these two individuals do not share the same medical condition. Allyssa was diagnosed with Tourette…

Dhat Syndrome in India

Dhat Syndrome is an illness that affects the India culture. The syndrome has been classified as both a neurotic disorder and a culture specific disorder. The dhat syndrome has been found in several cultures and they often go by different…

Shamans in Merced, California

The article “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for Soul,” focuses on the introduction of shamans and their healing methods into Western medicine. In Merced, California a hospital by the name of Mercy Medical Center has introduced the spiritual healing…

Hypertension among African Americans

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic condition. Hypertension is basically the measure of blood being pushed against the walls of ones arteries. An individuals blood pressure can be divided into three categories, 1) high, 2) low,…