Posts by: chavezy1

Obesity in Mexican Americans

  Obesity of Mexican Americans and Mexican Immigrants in the U.S. has seen a steady increase in the last twenty years and is especially problematic in children.  The incidence of obesity among this group, particularly in children, is greater than…

Migraines

I would consider health to be the biological status of an individual and its deviation both positively and negatively from homeostasis.  Health can be affected by personal choice, culture, and environment.  To me, illness is a negative deviation from homeostasis…

Ethnomedical Approach

Although I would consider the Biological Approach to be most relatable and within my comfort zone as a human bio major, I think the ethnomedical approach will be most useful to me in studying health as it considers cultural factors…

Gap-Year Alex

Hey everyone! My name is Alex Chavez-Yenter, I’m currently a Senior, and this is the last class separating me from completing my degree in Human Biology.  I have, however, already completed a minor in Spanish in my time here at…