Posts by: Rolando Barajas

Diabetes In Mexico

  Diabetes is a classified as a metabolism disorder. An individual can became unable to react to insulin (insulin resistant) or cell within the body will be unable to uptake glucose that will cause a larger surplus of glucose in…

Public Health

Public health is something that I have been thinking about for a little more over 3 months. Like I mentioned in the beginning of the class when I went to Mexico we learned a lot about public health and how…

ADHD

In the United State the role of medication has become the gold standard of dealing with any pain, sickness or ill feeing that we experience. We have become a society that has divulged so much attention and research into the…

Healthy and Sick

The culture of biomedicine deals with the current trends that are seen in biomedicine. It deals with customs that tend to change or stay the same and how people interact with the customs or trends in return. Like the trials…

I’m Drunkorexic

This week I watched the episode of true life on “I’m drunkorexic”. It followed two people DJ and Laura who suffer from drunkorexia. It’s a sickness where individuals are anorexic and want to lose weight but also suffer from alcohol…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome although is very hard to describe and many people doubt the “authenticity” of the disease it is characterized by many difficult and debilitating symptoms. Ranging from various random muscle aches, irritable bowel syndrome, flu like symptoms, chest pains,…

Grisi Siknis in Nicaragua

The Grisi siknis is known as the “crazy sickness” or “collective madness” most prominent in Central America it seems to affect many tribes in the region. Both articles describe the ineffectiveness of western medicine in healing this illness and how…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine emphasizes the role of clown doctors in a few New York Hospitals. Showing the reader a glimpse of the daily routine that a clown doctors undergoes as part of the clown…

Becoming American

Honestly I got about half of the questions on the Health Equity quiz wrong. Many of the answers to the questions really took me by surprise, for example despite our “advance healthcare” we are at 29th place when it comes…