Posts by: lumpkink

FGM in Sudan

Female Genital Mutilation, also known as FGM,is a common practice amongst Somalian and Sudanese women of cutting female genital parts. This forced procedure is actually practiced all over the world, especially Africa, mainly Sudan. According to LandInfo, studies show that 86 percent…

Public Health

The area that I chose to further investigate is public health. The career path I plan to follow after I complete my undergraduate studies in human biology is to get a masters degree in public health. I know that there…

Life/Death

After reviewing the lectures, my understanding of the “culture of biomedicine” in our society is the way that medicine is used culturally. Biomedicine is shaped by the various needs of each culture and it depends on how society uses medicine….

Fibromyalgia

I chose to write post about Fibromyalgia because I was unfamiliar with the syndrome and as we see through the blog, it is a condition easily misunderstood in the American culture. Fibromyalgia it is not commonly talked about nor a…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article I chose is “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine”. This article focuses on the Clown Care unit or “Clown Doctors” in New York City hospitals in the United States. The article tells the comparison between the western…

Collateral Damage

On the health equity quiz I only got four of the ten questions correct. Many of the facts were shocking, but the one that stood out the most to me was that the American life expectancy compared to that of…

Shyness

I believe health is your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Illness is the imbalance of the body that places you out of your “well being”. Health is focused on how you look, and feel.  I believe this criterion came from…

Ecological Approach

I believe the ecological approach would be the most useful to me in studying health. The ecological approach is important because our surroundings and environment we live in has a great impact on our health.  Focusing on the environmental factors…