Posts by: cummi163

Malaria in Uganda

Malaria is a disease that most greatly effects people in tropical regions of Africa. It is a mosquito-borne illness caused by a parasite. It can be treated but without proper care, the affected person can experience complications and die. The…

Public Health

I picked this topic to discuss in my reflection today because this is what I plan on focusing my career on after I finish my undergrad here at Michigan State. I plan on applying to Public Health schools to get…

Erectile Dysfunction

The role of medication in western medicine is huge. We medicate for almost every problem or illness that arises. We use medicine to fix virtually any issue we have with our bodies from pains, to aches, to cosmetic, to deathly…

Male/Female

The culture of biomedicine refers to how our society interprets the natural-science principals of clinical medicine. In the lecture this was discussed in three ways. First we referred to the history of the institution and how it changes over times,…

I’m Addicted to Heroin

I chose to summarize the episode of True Life called “I’m Addicted to Heroin”. This episode follows three young people that struggle with an addiction to Heroin or other drugs. It was a powerful episode because it shows the three…

Male Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is highly misunderstood in our culture, and is not even recognized by all medical doctors. The medical definition of postpartum depression only includes women because most of the time it occurs in women a few months are giving…

Ghost Sickness in Native American Culture

The “culture-bound syndrome” that I decided to discuss is Ghost Sickness among Native Americans. This sickness is generally attributed to the ghosts of the deceased or to witchcraft. The people who suffer from this disease have symptoms of nightmares, a…

Shamans in Hospitals

The healers in this article were the Hmong Shaman. They have recently been allowed in hospitals around The United States to perform ceremonies for patients. In some hospitals they even have acquired the same clearance to walk around the hospital…

Becoming American

I found the quiz extremely interesting. I only got two of the questions right on the quiz, and for many of the questions I had to guess. The questions I found most interesting were the question about how much money we…

Breast Cancer among White Women

The disease I chose to look at for the group I identify with, is breast cancer. This graph shows that white women are ranked just slightly higher than African American women and have been declining more quickly than the incidence…