Posts by: palmer66

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a growing epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is transmitted from mosquito to human by bite. In the mosquito’s saliva is a small parasitic protozoan that enters the human host and circulates and replicates within the host. In the…

Insomnia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMPwujzCGVA   Medications in American Society I think of as mostly prescriptions. I think prescriptions are supposed to be preventative or suppressive, either preventing further more elaborate means of healthcare like surgery or suppressing the symptoms of whatever is ailing…

Life/Death

I would define the culture of biomedicine as how the culture built the dependency or reliance of biomedicine. Our western culture clearly relies on biomedicine as our main means of healthcare. Why is that? I believe this is because we…

Restless Leg Syndrome

I choose this subjective illness because it touches a little close to home for me. I don’t think I have RLS, but I do need to constantly move my legs. I’m shifting constantly even throughout the night. I get very…

I have social anxiety

This episode was about two young adults, Nonie and Scott, and how their social anxiety affects their lives. Nonie can’t stand being in public, she’s fearful and gets nauseated very easily, and Scott can’t seem to talk to young ladies…

Sickness Funds in Germany

The film I would like to reflect on is Frontline:Sick around the world. I found this film very moving in a disturbing way. It makes me both sad and very nervous how much worse our healthcare seems to be. T.R….

In Sickness and in Wealth

I got a 6/10 on the quiz. I was mostly shocked by the first question. I had no idea America ranked that low on life expectancy. I originally guessed number one or somewhere close to number one. But after I…