Posts by: will2287

dhat syndrome in Asian Cultures

The article “Culture-bound syndromes: the story of dhat syndrome” discusses the origin and prevalence of dhat syndrome a syndrome associated with severe anxiety and depression associated with the loss of semen. The neurosis stems from the belief in these Asian…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” discussed the many noticeable comparisons between traditional shaman healers of various cultures and the clown doctors of western medicine. The article depicted that both clown doctors and shaman healers use many…

week 2 activity comment

Danielle’s post was a difficult one to think of a solution for because the underlying disease at hand is not one disease but many. I think the solution to this issue based on the increased risk of disease due to…

week 2 reflection comment

I think that Naomi had a very good description of the relationship between genetics, race and health. One thing I think may add to her description is how the health and genetics generally interconnect and contribute to peoples overall risk…

Bad Sugar

When I took the quiz I received a 7/10 the first most likely because I have seen  a lot of the facts previously in other classes. The statistic that I always find most interesting is always that of wealth being…

Skin Cancer among White people

Race, health and genetics tend to be strongly intertwined. Genetics and health are very strongly intertwined in that your genetics can determine your initial genetic make-up such as whether you are at high risk for diabetes or obesity. While your…

I chose to analyze this Illness because in our current fitness culture there is a massive under-emphasis on proper exercise habits and because many of my fellow peers have the mentality that more (in reference to exercise) is always better….

EDM obsessed

Hi everyone, my name is Josh Williams I am a senior about to get my Human Biology degree right after this class and I’m obsessed with EDM (electronic dance music) progressive and trance in particular and bodybuilding. I have taken…

In many cultures old age has been seen as a decline of health and overall as an illness. However, in the Native American culture old age is something that is looked at with respect and they pass down the knowledge…