Posts by: timmsfye

PTSD in America

Post-traumatic stress syndrome is global problem but it resonates deeply within the United States of American. The term is almost synonymous with veteran soldiers often those discarded into civilian life incapable of continuing their military career. It is a very…

Obesity

    In American society, medication can fall into one of two categorical contexts, medicalization or biomedicalization. The latter is what can describe what the medical scene was from the 1950’s to 1985. It was when medication was used to…

Healthy and Sick

  When I think about what is a “culture of biomedicine” I think of a culture that has foregone settling with healthy and is aiming to achieve something beyond our natural limits by means of medical intervention to the point…

Amafufunyana in South Africa

While there seems to be less than desirable amounts of study on the subject, it suffices enough to broach this particular culture-bound syndrome. The main article I read for this subject, “Expression of schizophrenia in black Xhosa-speaking and white English-speaking…

Skin Cancer Among Caucasians

Incidence source: Combined data from the National Program of Cancer Registries as submitted to CDC and from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program as submitted to the National Cancer Institute in November 2011. *Rates are per 100,000 persons and…