Culture vs Medicine

These Ethiopian immigrant patients value their communities' traditional and herbal medicine practices over Westernized medical attention in hospitals. (Photo by ethnoMED)
These Ethiopian immigrant patients value their communities’ traditional and herbal medicine practices over Westernized medical attention in hospitals. (Photo by ethnoMED)

All cultures respond to illnesses and accept treatments differently. Cultural values are now involved in a battle between Western societies’ advancing technological innovations and different medical treatments and actions.

According to Dr. Gregory Juckett’s Cross-Culture Medicine, “Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment.”

Many ethnic and cultural groups have a different perspective of the health care system than most Americans. Health care professionals believe their patients will easily adapt to their mainstream values of addressing illness and diseases. Continue reading “Culture vs Medicine”

Young Minds Lost in Gunshots

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Facing a bloody war for over nine months, South Sudan’s citizen are losing their lives by the minute. The war doesn’t appear to be cooling down anytime soon and as a result, the government has resorted to using their last – and illegal – source to try to end the fighting: children. Continue reading “Young Minds Lost in Gunshots”

Sochi Madness: Team USA’s Best and Worst Moments from the 2014 Winter Olympics

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With a malfunction at the opening ceremony, Russia was able to bring it home and successfully close the 2014 Winter Olympics without a hitch or attack. All of Team USA’s athletes have made it home safe and sound as their event ended. Some Olympians’ dreams were shattered while others achieved their goals. The United States had there ups and down battling weather conditions and complications on their Olympic journey. Here are some of the best – and worst – moments from the sporting event.

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Generation: REBEL

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With worldwide rebellions happening in foreign countries, these politically active young individuals are taking a stand and fighting for what they believe in. – Photo credit by The Huffington Post

Millions of teenagers and young adults are searching for their voice and seeking justice in their home countries. Worldwide rebellions are on the rise, spearheaded by politically active, engaged young people.

These young people are putting, not only their lives, but also their families’ lives in danger by defying the government and higher officials. In a stand to find their own voice Continue reading “Generation: REBEL”

Days Later, What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? What People Know and Don’t Know

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“Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, we have not found anything that appear to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft,” said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department.

Three dozen aircrafts, forty ships, and hundreds of rescue personnel are out searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing three days ago. Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur before 1 am Saturday morning (1 pm Friday ET). Carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, it was designated to land in Beijing, China when it went missing. Continue reading “Days Later, What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? What People Know and Don’t Know”

Countdown to Sochi: The Excitement and Worries Coming from the 2014 Winter Olympics

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A brand new year has begun, meaning the 2014 Winter Olympics is just around the corner. With the closing of the US Olympic Trials, the excitement and worries coming from the athletes are providing mixed feelings and rising concern for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA announced its 25-man Olympic Hockey Team roster after the NHL Winter Classic concluded. David Backes, forward, has an opportunity to represent team USA for the fifth time, previously appearing in three World Championships, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. The night of the NHL Winter Classic not only brought joy to many families, like David Backes’s, but also to fans hoping for the USA to bring home the long awaited Gold Medal in Hockey. Continue reading “Countdown to Sochi: The Excitement and Worries Coming from the 2014 Winter Olympics”