Posts by: will2287

Kuru in Syria

Kuru is a neuro-degenerative disorder that is caused by misfolded proteins called prions. These prions build up in the body and cause other healthy proteins to misfold and become prion, this eventually leads to loss of motor function, nervous system…

Public Health

I chose this intersection because I am strongly considering getting a master’s degree in public health. I am very interested in this topic because I have a large ambition to work in public health advocacy specifically in the area of…

erectile dysfunction

Medications over the last 20 years or so have been playing a major role in American society. We as American citizens are gradually becoming more medicated for more and more things that were unheard of ten to fifteen years ago….

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is a culture based around our western way of thinking. It includes the idea that rational thought and scientific truths are paramount in medicine and many other facets of our society. It contributes to the idea…

week 4 activity comment

The narrative I chose to analyze is called “Types of Schizophrenia – A day in the life of.” This narrative was written from the chaos narrative perspective to determine what an individual experiences when dealing with this disease. These two…

week 4 reflection comment

Postpartum depression was a disease that I have heard of in the past and had a lot of respect for as a legitimate illness. However I was very unaware that Male-postpartum depression even existed. When I first heard about this…

I have diabetes

In the episode of True Life “I have diabetes” the people described their personal experiences in managing and treating diabetes in their day to day lives. These individuals mostly used a quest narrative to describe their lifestyles with this disease….

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a strongly misunderstood illness in our western civilization. The disease is characterized by unexplainable, sometimes debilitating pain with seemingly no source or reason for the pain. Our culture and use of biomedicine can make the illness experience of…

week 3 activity comment

I believe that culture is culmination of all of the different traits, values, morals and habits a person develops throughout their lifetime, based upon their environment, heritage, family and personal experiences as they grown into an adult. I do think…

week 3 reflection post comment

Riasia chose to write her reflection on the Hmong shamans at Mercy hospital in California. These shamans are very unique in that their treatments stem from the beliefs of a very specific group of people and their practices do not…