I enjoyed visiting booths today at the Wellness Festival. Hope to see this event take place again next semester.
Yes and No. While race is undoubtedly not biological, there are some health issues that are prevalent amongst certain groups. For example, we accredit Sickle Cell as being a “Black” disease, Clef Lip and multiple limbs as being Indian disorders and mental illnesses as being a “White” thing, mainly because we see the same groups reporting these ailments more frequently than others. So with that being said, I do not think a doctor should make a diagnoses based solely on race but I do believe that one should take race (along with family history) into account.