Posts by: howarde6

Obesity in North America

    I initially was going to use the title “Obesity in the United States”, but I figured using North America was a more fitting term now that Mexico has recently bypassed the United States as being the most obese…

Adult ADHD

Medications play an extremely heavy role in the American society.  From head aches to child birth prevention, Americans look to medication and supplements to fix their problems.  Our culture values health so much that the approach we take is immediate…

Life/Death

        The culture of biomedicine within our country is a culture that the majority of students in this class are probably very familiar with. The culture of biomedicine is what our medical system consists of.  Biology, physiology,…

True Life: I have Orthorexia

  In the true life episode “True Life: I have Orthorexia” three peoples stories are told about their problems with food.  They live a life of fear of unhealthy and junk food.  All three of the candidates being followed have…

Fibromyaglia

Culture and biomedicine can have a great influence on the overall illness experience.  Culture can determine the “degree” of your illness. For example having the common cold verses having mono.  Each are given a different stigma based on culture.  Having…

SAD in Northern United States

  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs around the same time every year in individuals affected.  Although it can occur in the summer months, the disorder is usually brought on in early fall continuing to…

Clown Doctors in NYC

  I chose to talk about the “Clown Doctors” article because I thought it was fantastic and never realized this was happening in major hospitals.  Being a clown doctor are peoples real jobs.  They come into the hospital to ease…