Category: W2 Reflection

skin cancer among caucasians

There appears to be a strong correlation between the incidence of skin cancer and caucasians, especially those of Irish and Scottish decent. It is evident that people who have Irish or Scottish heritage, have lighter and fair skin, which is…

Melanoma in the Irish

  In America and throughout the world we often use skin color to classify people by race.  This is a very subjective way to classify people and it speaks to the arbitrary nature of the social construction of race.  However,…

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…

Stroke among African American Women

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/HeartDisease-Stroke/ I identify as a African American woman and I chose to write about Strokes because I recently lost my mother to this disease. Stroke is a form of cardiovascular disease. It occurs when the arteries that provide blood supply…

Diabetes among African Americans

As seen in graph above from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a time period from 1988-2009, the hospital discharge rates for diabetes as first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population by race in the United States, has been…

HIV and AIDS Among African Americans

In this week’s materials we discussed the relationship between race, genetics, and health which is something that most do not completely understand. The genetic component links with race but there are other factors that tie into it, like the environment. In…

Obesity among African Americans

This chart shows the comparison of obesity rates among african americans, caucasian americans and Hispanics. As we can look and see that Both African american men and women have higher rates of obesity in the United States accruing the CDC.(http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsobesityadults/)…