Posts by: whitsel2

Global Health!

Global health applies to my personal interest because I love to travel and I would like to help underserved communities in the future. I plan to serve underserved communities in the United States and then branch out to other countries….

Afghanistan Infant mortality rate

According to the CIA, Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rate of 121.63 deaths per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate included infants that were under the age of one year old. In addition, Afghanistan is among the countries…

Male/Female

Biomedicine has a culture component that is influenced by humans and their cultural beliefs. Also, biomedicine serves social and political groups in power. The language of biomedical facts is based on social values and ideologies. The lecture described how clinicians…

Acne

Our society relies heavily on medication to eliminate any physiological and mental abnormalities. Medicalization allows us to use medication to control body processes and our behavior. Medicalization gives individuals explanations for their behaviors and a biomedical solution to their problems….

“I have a Traumatic Brain Injury!”

This episode was a restitution narrative because the young men suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were trying to restore normal functioning and improve their health. The three young men suffering from TBIs was Adam, Donnie, and Neil. The young…

Paternal Post-partum

According to Cohen, postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression that a woman experience after giving birth to a child or up to a year later. In the blog titled Depression in Men:A Dad’s Story of Male Postpartum Depression, a…

California Shaman

The healers in the Hmong community are shamans. The shamans main target is an individual’s soul. The Shamans believe that healing is more than medical procedures. The Hmong community depend on spiritual beliefs to heal their illnesses; therefore they put…

TAIJIN-KYOFU-SHO

Taijin-kyofu-sho (TKS) is a form of social anxiety that is specific to the East Asian culture. East Asians diagnosed with this syndrome fear interpersonal interactions and therefore avoid social interactions. The syndrome is classified in Appendix A of the DSM-IV….

African American-Breast Cancer Mortality

http:// Lisa A. Newman, “Breast Cancer in African- American Women,” The Oncologist 10 (2005): 1-14, doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.10-1-1 Breast cancer is more prevalent in Caucasian women, but more African American women die from the disease. The high mortality in African American…

Becoming American!!

I only answered 3 questions correct on the quiz. I knew that Caucasian neighborhoods had more green land than African Americans and Latinos, but I did not know it was almost 19 times more. I was shocked that a recent…