Posts by: delorme2

HIV/AIDS in Swaziland

The global health problem that I chose to discuss is HIV in Swaziland. Swaziland is a small country located in Southern Africa where HIV/AIDS has been extremely devastating.  At 26%, Swaziland has the highest incidence of HIV worldwide, and with…

Public Health

I chose to further investigate public health because I aspire to go into dentistry after I graduate.  I’ve always known that I wanted to have a profession that would allow me to help other people and I think dentistry will…

Menopause

The role of medication in American society has increased significantly over the last few decades. Medicalization is described as the control over bodies and behaviours through medical interventions.  In the 20th century, the invention of penicillin allowed medicaliztion to take…

Doctor/Patient

When it comes to Western medicine, biomedicine is the most commonly used and accepted form of healthcare.  The “culture of biomedicine” explains the ideals that dominate and form the practice of biomedicine.  As we learned in lecture, biomedicine is deeply…

I’m Deaf

I chose to watch the episode of True Life that follows two young deaf people.  Both Christopher and Amanda were born deaf and have decided to integrate in the hearing world.  Being deaf is a condition where there is partial…

Fibromyalgia

I chose to elaborate on fibromyalgia because I feel that it is widely misunderstood.  I had heard of fibromyalgia, but after reading the blog post I realized that I really didn’t know that much about the condition.  Personally, I thought…

Baridi among the Bena peoples of Tanzania

The article I chose to review is called “Baridi: A Culture-Bound syndrome Among the Bena Peoples of Tanzania” and is written by Anitta Juntenen, PhD. In this article, the culture bound syndrome called baridi, or emotional coldness, is discussed.  Baridi…

Skin Cancer Among Caucasians

Race, genetics and health have a complex relationship that isn’t easy to explain.  Often people tend to use race to determine whether or not people are susceptible to certain disease, but in reality, genetics and other non-genetic factors, such as…

Not Just a Paycheck

I only got 5/10 on the Health Equity Quiz and I was surprised by many of the statistics.  I think one of the reasons I did so terribly is because I am from Canada, and I haven’t had a ton…