Posts by: snyde125

Violence against Women Globally

Recently introduced as a global health problem, violence against women is becoming an epidemic according to recent WHO reports (WHO, 2013). They report that one in three women will be abused physical or sexually globally. There are both occurrences of…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is the concept about how our societal values and ideaologies influence medical practices and patient relationships. It is a very important concept because it helps at explaining why western medicine is practiced the way it is….

Erectile Dysfunction

https://www.google.com/search?q=viagra+ad&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=tVf8UaXTBYizrQHshYDwDw&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=t1f8UeGEKrLlyAG3rIC4BA#biv=i%7C5%3Bd%7CSjT_YtzaJMhMRM%3A Medication in the United States has become an essential part of our daily lives. The concept of medicalization and biomedicalization can really be examined through medication. Especially with drugs like Viagara that are used for men struggling with erectile…

Post-Partum Depression in Men

Postpartum depression is a depression that occurs in the parents after the birth of a newborn baby. It is commonly associated with women, but this blog was interesting because it shined the light on the topic of men with postpartum…

I Have Narcolepsy

The video I chose from the true life series was “I Have Narcolepsy”, where we were brought in to the lives of two women who were diagnosed with narcolepsy and had bouts of cataplexy. Julie was sixteen and recently diagnosed…

Clown Doctors in New York City

I chose the article about New York City’s clown doctors because I did not know that this sort of practice was happening in the United States. To summarize, the article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” analyzed the inclusion…

Skin Cancer among Caucasians

CDC. “Skin Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity.” Last Modified January 18, 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/race.htm The health disparity among Caucasians that I chose was skin cancer. Skin cancer is connected to the amount of melanin because it helps protect the skin…

In Sickness and In Wealth

I scored 6 out of 10 on the equity quiz. Honestly, I only think that is the case because I started to catch on that the questions were aimed to shock you. That is why the first question was the…