Posts by: smit1933

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation also known as Female Genital Cutting and Female Circumcision is defined by the World Health Organization as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital…

Life/Death

Biomedicine is generally a culture of medicine in Western society. Its focus is to understand body structure, anatomy, physiology, and body systems. The connection between Biomedicine and health is important in Western culture because the information learned is important to…

Depression

Medications for Depression in American society play the role of “cure all,” and the ability to regulate hormones such as Serotonin to better cope with the “illness.” The medicalization role is the “potential” patient seeking and possibly receiving medical attention…

True Life: ” I Have Narcolepsy”

This episode of True Life features a teenager and a young woman who suffers from Narcolepsy and Cataplexy diseases. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. (www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/narcolepsy.) It is best known for it sufferers…

Koro-Culture Bound Syndrome

I think we can all agree that Culture Bound Syndromes affect all cultures throughout the world.  All cultures have some type of illness, disorder, or disease that is indigenous to that region. However, we as human beings tend to look…

Collateral Damage!!!!

I must say I am not surprised that the United States ranks 29th among countries as far as health. I am surprised that I got a 5/10 on the health quiz. Although the answers to the questions were not shocking,…