Posts by: mackin24

Infant Mortality in China

  Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year. According to the World Factbook, China was recently ranked the 110th highest mortality rate compared to…

Male/Female

In terms of the “culture of biomedicine” it means that Western society has created the thoughts on biomedicine. It is a culture-inflicted topic which we have conformed to our own ideas and beliefs. Biomedicine goes hand in hand with cultural…

Obesity

  Medications in have become almost a crutch to the American society. Most medications will just be a band-aid to ease the pain and not cure the actual sickness. There are some extremely beneficial medicalizations forms of treatment that cure…

True Life: I Have Schizophrenia

I chose to watch the episode “I have Schizophrenia”. This episode follows three different people who cannot decipher reality from hallucinations. They do not know as the episode states,” what is real and what is in their heads”. They may…

Obesity in United States

Mild to moderate obesity has gained the term of a culture bound syndrome in the United States. The article describes how our culture in the United States has developed this disease over time. The article also discusses possible treatments for…

Clown doctors-NYC

The article I am reflecting on discusses doctors that dress up as clowns to entertain patients. These clown doctors are known to be from the CCU or clown care unit located in pediatrics of a New York hospital. It is…