Posts by: Taylor

Community Health

When providing healthcare to a community, it is not merely those that are sick that one is affecting. The most important thing with this is the upbringing and improvement of the healthcare, itself. In other words, treating an elderly patient…

Sexual Health in India

Even in the United States, sexual health and education can be a very controversial topic, especially in schools. It is interesting when we think of how liberal America is when it comes to these topics, and that if it is…

Back Pain

Today, Americans are given quite a bad rap when it comes to healthcare and personal health. It is overpriced and unorganized, but more than that, it is overbearing. We are known for over treating and over medicating for a condition…

Life/Death

The dichotomy between life and death is a very complicated subject, and becomes increasingly more controversial as technology improves and we fall even more into the “culture of biomedicine.” In western cultures, biomedicine is a huge part of our everyday…

Fibromyalgia + the Type A Personality

This blog describes the daily struggles, symptoms, and suffering of a woman diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This is a tough disease because it is so unpredictable, not very well understood, and comes with an extensive variety of symptoms. This illness narrative…

True Life: I Have Diabetes

This True Life Episode follows the daily lives of three young adults suffering from Diabetes. In all three cases, the think the narratives shown should be classified as chaos narratives. This is a disease they will suffer their entire lives,…

Koro Syndrome in Chinese

Koro syndrome is a condition characterized by a fear of shrinking genitalia and premature death. This syndrome occurs primarily in men and women in Southern Asia. Historically, this condition arose from sexual promiscuity such as extra-marital sex, masturbation, inappropriate thoughts,…

Becoming American

I was very surprised at my results on the Health Equity Quiz. I only scored a fifty percent, but what was most alarming to me were the statistics given with the answer. The fact that even though the technology in…