Category: W2 Reflection

Melanoma in White Men

As the graph I included above indicates, the incidence of melanoma in white men is much higher than in other races and genders[1]. Based on this week’s materials, there are a few possible explanations for this trend. One major contributing…

Hypertension and African Americans

The graph above shows how hypertension of different races in the United States however African Americans hold the highest place. I chose hypertension, which is also known as high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases a person’s risk of heart…

Osteoporosis Among White Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db93_fig6.png Race, genetics, and health all overlap. They influence each other, but no one factor can determine the outcome of the others. Environmental factors can end up influencing genetics, and ultimately health over time. One example would be the sickle…

Cardiovascular Disease among Middle Easterners

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3284217/figure/f1-tcrm-8-065/ In the graph above, it is clear that higher death rates due to different types of cardiovascular disease are much more prevalent in the Middle East when compared to countries such as the United States and Germany. There is…

Breast Cancer among White Women

The disease I chose to look at for the group I identify with, is breast cancer. This graph shows that white women are ranked just slightly higher than African American women and have been declining more quickly than the incidence…

Anorexia Nervosa Among White Women

The relationship between race, genetics, and health is a complicated one. Through the Human Genome Project, we know that biological races do not exist. However, this statement continues to cause controversy. People see races, but they are a social construction….