Posts by: salmovan

Ebola in West Africa

Ebola Hemorrhagic fever is a virus which can be fatal. It is thought to be an animal to human disease which is called a zoonotic but this is not known for sure. Due to the facts that the reservoir is…

Public Health

I chose public health because I really want to do a master’s in public health. It is something that greatly interests me because the importance in providing a society that promotes healthy choices. I want to be a doctor and…

Depression

I was just talking about the role of medications with the doctors I work with. We were talking about how people want a pill for everything and how they want their body to be 100% and if it isn’t they…

Male/Female

In my experience as an individual the culture of bio-medicine has been very influential in today society. Bio-medicine in our society is portrayed as western medicine and in other countries we call it eastern medicine. If we are to compare…

Male postpartum

Male postpartum disorder is a condition where fathers become depressed after the child is born. This is slightly different than mothers but a similar condition and symptoms. Whereas mothers have separation anxiety in a way the fathers are so overwhelmed…

Welcoming Shamans

This week I chose to analyze the slideshow posted called Welcoming Shamans. I really didn’t know exactly what a shaman was before looking through this link. My first thought about what a shaman was is someone who is from the…

Hereditary Angioedema in Europe

Hereditary angioedema is a disease that causes chronic inflammation attacks. There is a specific gene deficiency which causes bradykinin a chemical involved in vascular permeability to be increased. This disease occurs in 1:50,000 people across the world and in Europe….

Not Just a Paycheck

At first I did very poorly for the first 4 questions I did not get any correct. Then I got the idea, and I started to see the patterns of how US health is compared to other countries. I thought…