Posts by: Not tony please

Obesity

Obesity has been a big health concern, specifically in America. The lifestyles we pursue often demand that we neglect parts of our lives to compensate for time we don’t have. Often times, this neglect goes toward food and our diet. …

Nature/Culture

The culture of biomedicine refers to the idea that biomedicine is not simply a biological and objective entity, but a cultural and subjective one.  What medicine needs to take into account is the extent of biomedicine and its involvement in…

I am a sex addict

This episode of true life follows two separate people, Ashley and Isaax, who are admitted sex addicts. They both want to seek help for the problem in order to find a solution, but not both succeed in doing so, and…

Chronic Pain

Pain is a person’s subjective perception of an unpleasant feeling that manifests itself in a neurological response. Chronic pain is this unpleasant feeling on a regular basis, eventually making it a part of your everyday routine. Patients who suffer from…

Hwabyeong in Korea

Hwabyeong is considered a mental illness prominent in Korea, believed to be a result of people being unable to confront their anger, specifically when anger is being repressed or built up from an unfair circumstance.  Literally meaning, “fire disease”, this…

The Horse Boy

I watched the documentary The Horse Boy, which I found very interesting. The film follows a family who has a child that suffers from autism. They tried all the traditional medications and methods given to them by doctors but none…

Obesity Among Europeans

Quark, “Europeans are increasingly obese, whether McDonald’s believes it or not”. Accessed July 12. Last updated 2013.  Retrieved from http://qz.com/89553/europeans-are-increasingly-obese-whether-mcdonalds-believes-it-or-not/   Title: Europeans are increasingly obese, in complete contrast to what has been said by CEO of McDonalds. It is…

In Sickness and in Wealth

I got a 5/10 on the health equity quiz.  And quite frankly the only reason I got that score because I realized after the first 3 questions that I should answer in a counter-intuitive manner, which ended up working out…

Biological Approach

I consider that all approaches should be considered and mutually dependent. All approaches are important in the sense that they are necessary in totality. But I think one of the most approaches is the biological approach, which also seems to…

ADHD

In my opinion, health is the absence of sickness or disease. I chose this definition because people can be considered healthy, but still lead unhealthy lives (ex. eating fatty meals, smoking cigarettes). I would consider someone healthy until proven sick…