Posts by: seldend1

Community health

  I chose community health because I’d like to know more about why certain areas within the United States have a higher or lower frequency of certain illnesses and diseases. Also I’d like to know what is causing this fluctuation…

Seasonal Allergies

The use of medications in American society has skyrocketed over the past 50 years to the point it would look like an exponential function if it was to be graphed. There is a pill for nearly everything nowadays. With the…

Treatment/Enhancement

I think the ‘culture of biomedicine’ is related to the Western medical approach on how we treat certain illness and disease. Western medicine tends to diagnose and treat ailments usually based off of the symptoms the patient has or reports…

I have NF

This episode of True Life shows real people who are living with Neurofibromatosis. I’d say there are two different types of narratives being told among the three persons suffering from Neurofibromatosis (NF). All three people have a mix between a…

Chronic Pain in Women

  I think chronic pain is misunderstood in our culture and somewhat ambiguous by definition. Chronic pain is long term pain at different or multiple spots throughout the body that does not go away and with generally unknown causes and…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The Clown Doctors in NYC article was quite interesting. Clown doctors in pediatric wards in NYC hospitals aided in spiritual healing among the children and families there. While they don’t actually do any of the work a physician would do like…

Bad Sugar

I did pretty bad on the health quiz , 2/10 correct. I found the statistic about the black man’s life expectancy in Harlem to be the most surprising.  At first I thought it made sense because of all the prevalence…

Ecological

I think the ecological approach would be the most useful to study health. I think this approach is very helpful in analyzing health and health patterns because it seems to be the most quantitative approach. You can analyze cause and…