Posts by: kavana26

As said in the lecture this week, HIV transmission from a mother to a child in Malawi, still seems to be a large global health problem in our world today. With HIV being such a devastating virus, preventative measures are…

Erectile Dysfunction

It is undeniable how big of a role both medicalization and biomedicalization played in this societies up-bringing. Medicalization, now over come by biomedicalization more or less, was more about the doctor and what your physician said was right for you…

Life/Death

It is funny when you think about biomedicine and culture being mentioned in the same sentence. The reason being that, when you initially think about biomedicine you think something thats not subjective, something thats straight to the facts when referring…

I Have Social Anxiety

The video from the True Life series that I watched was about two people in their 20’s suffering from social anxiety. Although these people suffer from the same disorder their stories are told from a completely different narrative. Nonie, a…

Bipolar Disorder

With mental disorders such as Bipolar, diagnosing can be very tough as physically the person may seem as normal as can be but it’s more within their head and between their ears where the problem lies. It is almost something…

“Clown Doctors in NYC”

Before reading this article, I had never heard of these “Clown Doctors”, but after reading  I found it very interesting and it seemed like a really fun and good idea. Despite typical Western medicine being completely hands on, this hospital…

In Sickness and in Wealth

On the quiz I got 8 of them right, mainly for the reason that I’ve taken an epidemiology class here at MSU, which most of these surprising facts and questions were covered. Even though I have seen the statistics before,…