Posts by: mcdonn38

HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Although HIV/AIDS is a global problem, it is believed that people in South Africa have more people afflicted with it than anywhere else in the world with around 5,700,00 people, or 12%, carrying the disease according to the 2007 UNAIDS…

Erectile Dysfunction

Welcome to America, land of the free and home to every type of drug you could ever possibly need. If there is something wrong with you, just take a pill and it will be fixed! Medicalization is used to actually…

Mind/Body

When I think of culture of biomedicine I think that we mean that we now live in a world where natural factors no longer have control over our survival, and we can do about anything with our minds to fix…

True Life: I am Addicted to Sex

This episode of True Life follows the lives of two people, Ashley and Isaax, who have uncontrollable sex drives. Sex addiction is often common in people who suffer from any combination of addictive/obsessive personalities, psychological disorders, low self-esteem, or self-destructive…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The only time I had ever heard of a “clown doctor” was in the film Patch Adams where Robin Williams uses humor and laughter to help his patients. It seemed like just a silly movie, but it really does make…

Becoming American!

Although I only scored a 50% on the Health Equity Quiz, I knew the general area of what the quiz was asking, so I’m going to say I got a solid 70% on it instead. The statistic that I found…

Cystic Fibrosis in Caucasians

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, genetic disease, meaning that you are born with it, that affects many functions such as the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands and male fertility. It affects the glands in our body that produce mucus and…