Posts by: captainf

Depression

  Within the context of medicalization, the role of medications in American society is extremely affected. Always, as time goes on, new conditions, diseases, viruses, and disorders are discovered inside the human population.  Some sicknesses come from passing germs from…

Life/Death

When we use the term “culture of biomedicine” we are referring to the varying beliefs and views different societies have on medicinal uses and the practice of medicine in relation to the body.  “Culture of biomedicine” is an important concept…

Bad Sugar

    I scored a 4/10 on the Health Equity Quiz. I had expected to do better than this, but some of the facts were quite surprising. For example, the fact that we as Americans spend half of all health…

Diabetes among African Americans

As seen in graph above from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a time period from 1988-2009, the hospital discharge rates for diabetes as first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population by race in the United States, has been…

Poverty

I define health as the overall condition of the human body, including all aspects of mental, physical and emotional health. I define illness as an involuntary chronic condition that affects health for which one would obtain treatment for. I believe…

Ecological Approach

I believe that the ecological approach will be the most useful when studying health. Not only does it focus on the relationship between organisms and their total environments but it also incorporates political economy and culture. The interactions between people…

Planning my Adventure

Hello! My name is Falicia Captain and I will begin my senior year in the fall. I am an IDS Health and Society major with plans to attend graduate school for Health Administration/Global Public Health. I began as a premedical…