Category: W2 Reflection

Breast Cancer in White Women

The relationship between race, genetics and health are connected, but it is hard to determine the exact connection. According to the lecture, race and genes having nothing to do with each other. We learned that the genetic determinism is reduced…

Osteoporosis among Caucasian women

Race, genetics, and health are all interconnected because both race and genetics can have an effect on an individuals health. Certain races are more prone to particular diseases such as Malaria in Africans or Osteoporosis in American and Asian women….

Obesity Among Hispanic Youth

A race is a group of people that identify themselves as having a similar background, culture, and geographical origin. Genetics refers to the study of the genes that we possess, which often lead to visible traits or illnesses. Health is…

Diabetes among Hispanic Americans

  In the American culture today race, genetics, and health have a very close relationship. Trying to differentiate these relationships is the difficult part. Race is a socially constructed image and deals with the heritage one comes from, not how…

Skin Cancer Among Caucasians

I identify most with skin cancer among Caucasians, especially since my skin is so ghostly pale and I feel more susceptible to the sun’s rays. I think skin cancer is so prevalent among Caucasians because our lighter skin is easier…

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…

Skin Cancer Among Caucasians

Race, genetics, and health are all related in some way or another. Race is a little harder to define because it is not necessarily something that can be determined by tests, it is mostly constructed from a cultural point of…

Skin Cancer among Caucasians

For my health disparity, I chose skin cancer among Caucasian Americans because of the over-whelming support of data. One theory of greater skin cancer incidence in Caucasians versus other races is that other races often have a greater amount of…