Posts by: carverj3

Community Health

Community health focus on a specific geographical areas rather than people with shared characteristics, where people might be of different races, work different jobs and practice different things culturally. I chose this category of community health because where I am…

Polio in Pakistan

The first polio outbreaks in Europe were reported in the early 19th century, and polio outbreaks were first reported in the United States in 1843. The population was controlled after the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine, IPV, in 1955. Now…

Life and Death

The culture of biomedicine is what we use today as a way of explaining health. If someone is ill, unhealthy, or have a disease the culture of biomedicine, or western medicine, uses the help of the anatomy and physiology of…

Menopause

In our society if you do not fit the norm, or are acting out of the norm there is a problem that could be solved by biomedical attention. If you take any kind of medication it is supposed to help…

Tourette Syndrome

I feel people with the Tourette Syndrome are really looked over and misunderstood. Tourette is a disorder where a person can have tics through motor actions or verbal communication. Motor tics can be things like eye, head jerking or foot…

I Have Narcolepsy

  The True Life video that I chose to watch was about Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. First Narcolepsy is a sleepiness that usually occurs in boring, inactive situations and is partially relieved by motor activity and mental stimulation. (Desforges 1990). In…

Sick Around the World

In the video “Sick Around the World” in the segment of the Japanese healthcare, the ones who provide the help and healing are the medical providers, similar to the physicians in our country. The visits to the doctor are very…

Amok in Malaysia

The culture bound syndrome I picked to review was Running Amok. Running Amok is a CBS that was mostly common in Malaysian culture, but now has prevailed in the countries of Philippines, Laos, Papua New Guinea, and Puerto Rico. Running…

Lupus among African American

We use race as categories that we sort people in that share the same genes. This is called genetic determinism, where people use our genetic information to figure out what type of individual we would become. Being individuals among our…