Posts by: jaygarf1

Sexual Health in India

In India there is a negative stigma with birth control and sex education. It has it because the culture is  traditional. They want women to save themselves for marriage and then have big families. Some people believe that if they…

Insomnia

Medications have a very strong role in biomedicine in American society. Most American citizens have used medications in their lives. It is a normal part of life to use medicine for any ailment. Medicalization was the precursor to biomedicine. When…

Treatment/Enhancement

The “culture of biomedicine” is the westernized idea of healthcare involving illness and techniques for healing. It is effected by cultural and political views. The goal of biomedicine is to fix the health problem scientifically. The process is constantly being…

Autism

The episode that I watched was about the Benjamin Family. There are two sons and one of them has Autism and the other has Asperger’s Syndrome. Their parents are very loving and supportive, but now the boys are in their…

Depression

Depression is a recognized mood disorder in western culture. It is a prolonged emotional state of extreme sadness and dejection. It is very common in America, if you ask most citizens they either know someone who suffers from it, or…

Grisi Siknis in Nicaragua

The CBS that I chose for this week is called Grisi Siknis in the Native Miskito language in Nicaragua. Grisi Siknis translates to “crazy sickness.” It has many other names in the indigenous and ethnic groups, but they all mean…

Clown Doctors in New York

This article is about clown doctors in New York. They are not medical doctors, but more similar to shaman. In pediatric wards or emergency rooms they add comic relief and make hospitals more welcoming for children and their families. Clown…

Place Matters

I completely failed the health equity quiz. I was far too generous with my answers for the United States. The statistic that shocked me the most was the fact that were are ranked 29. We have gotten worse over the…