Posts by: Ethan

FGM In Sudan

I think that we can all agree that Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most barbaric acts that human beings actually perform. It is stunning and shocking that this continues to this day in some African countries. According to…

Public Health

I chose public health to reflect on because my future goal and aspiration is to become a pharmacist in some sort of health setting. I believe that public health is important for improving and providing healthy communities around the world….

Bad Acne

In todays western society, medicine has the potential to cure just about anything. Or at least, many people believe this way. Every day that passes, more and more people rely on biomedicine to cure the smallest ‘illnesses’. In fact, manufacturers…

Doctor/Patient

The culture of biomedicine is the norms of the social and medical aspects of how we are treating patients. This is important because the culture of medicine is constantly changing and goes through stages. For example, medicalization in the early…

I Have Traumatic Brain Injury

The article I chose to summarize was “True Life: I Have Traumatic Brain Injury”. The type of narrative that is used is a quest, where the quest is for the victims of the accidents to restore themselves to be a…

Type 1 Diabetes

Type I diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is important because it helps bring glucose into storage when there is an access amount floating in the blood. Biomedicine definitely influence…

Navajo Ghost Illness

This article focuses on the beliefs of the Native American tribe, the Navajo. According to folklore, there was a prehistoric group of people who existed before the Navajo called Anasazi, and these people were killed due to the wind spirits….

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article that I chose to reflect on was the Clown Doctors in NYC. The article describes how clowns are a major part of New York City hospitals and are similar to shaman healers of other cultures. They are similar…

Place Matters

The score I received on the unnatural causes quiz was a 4/10 and I was very surprised. The most surprising statistic to me was 50 years ago the United States was ranked among the top 5 countries in life expectancy,…