Posts by: booredan

Ebola in Liberia

I wanted to read more about Ebola because it is a problem Africa is currently experiencing, spreading to many different countries. However, I chose to read specifically about the cases and actions of Liberia. Ebola is a severe, most of the…

Public health

I recently decided to switch what I wanted to do after college and since my change of plans I have been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do. After talking to many people and telling them my…

Obesity

I have choose to talk about obesity but before I go into the specific medications, either defined as medicalization or biomedicalization I wanted to make it clear what each of these categories are. In lecture medicalization was defined as the control…

Male/female

According to lecture 5.1 the culture of biomedicine is the importance of body structure or anatomy and body systems or physiology in order to treat diseases and maintain health, dominant in the west. Biomedicine was first the control over bodies and behaviors…

I Have Diabetes

The True Life  episode I choose to watch was “I Have Diabetes.” This episode followed around three people suffering from diabetes all with different lifestyles. Kristyn is a female who works eighty hours a week trying to get out of debt…

Male postpartum depression

Male postpartum depression is when men get depressed during the first year their child is born. If a newborn’s dad is suffering from depression it will affect the health of the child. Certain men are more susceptible to postpartum depression. These men…

Grisi Siknis in Miskito

I chose to read an article on Grisi Siknis in Miskito. This disease is usually found in teenage girls, ages fourteen to eighteen, who enter another state of mind. Grisi Siknis is when a female of the Miskito community suffers from unconsciousness…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I decided to write about “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.” It is an article based on a clown care unit in pediatric New York City hospitals. There are groups of professional clowns, usually two or three, dressed up resembling…

Not Just a Paycheck

The first time I took the quiz I’m pretty sure I got a 2/10 but those were just lucky guesses. The second time I took it to refresh my mind on some of the facts that were still just as surprising…