Posts by: dushanej

Community Health

I was really intrigued by the fact that in the Dr. Farmer’s Remedy Video, that in Haiti because of these community health workers their health was better and lasted longer than in the United States. Is this Just because they…

IBS

According to the lectures medicaliztion is the control over bodies and behaviors through medical intervention while biomedicaliztion is the enhancement of bodies and behaviors through medical intervention. according to the Conrad article medicaliztion is about extending the boundaries of medicine…

Life/Death

The culture of bio medicine is where we look at how our culture influence bio medicine. For example look at how the prescribing of pills has changed over the years, specifically the antidepressants. Before it used to be a hushed…

I have Social Anxiety

In this episode of true life there are 2 people dealing with a mental illness called social anxiety. For the female she has complete social anxiety, from paranoia to depression. The male on the other hand has a more specific…

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a medical condition that is highly misunderstood in the American culture. Many people believe that it is a made up condition because there are no true ways of testing for this illness. But instead it is diagnosed…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article was about The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in New York City hospitals. Its a crew of clowns that go to work in hospitals to help ease pain and fears of not just children but parents. The…

Not Just a Paycheck

I honestly failed the Health Equality Quiz, I only got one right. The statistic I was most surprised with was, “Nearly half of all health care dollars in the world are spent by the U.S. We spend more than twice…