Posts by: godinjac

HIV in Malawi

The HIV/AIDS problem in Malawi first started just like everywhere else: one person comes forth with it. How the government handled the problem, though, is how it got out of control. The government did blood screenings and such, but overall…

ADHD

Medications in American society help the medicalization of many different diseases, such as ADHD. The article written by Conrad and Potter about ADHD talked about all the different ways in which a disease like ADHD can be expanded. Some of…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is advancement in our society and in humans in general. This can be done through medications or by the use of new materials as shown in the first lecture. This can range from a diet pill…

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is an illness in which the individual feels the need to move and walk around. As described in a clip in the first lecture this week, the woman feels some kind of “electricity” running through her legs…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The clown doctors described in the Clown Care Unit (CCU) in New York City are a group of professional clowns that work in pediatrics in hospitals. The article starts off with the comparison of these clowns to shamans in other…

Cystic Fibrosis Among Caucasians

  Cystic Fibrosis is so prevalent among Caucasians due to genetics. CF is a genetic disease characterized by the build-up of mucous throughout the body and its organs. This mucous, instead of being slimy, is abnormally thick and sticky, which…

Becoming American

On the Health Equity quiz, I got a score of 2/10. Many of the correct answers surprised me, but the statistics that shocked me the most were that recent Latino immigrants have better health than the average American (no matter…