Posts by: aqelmoha

AIDS IN MALAWI

One of the major and fast producing global problems we face today is AIDS and HIV. Especially in third world countries. They either do not know much of the issue or epidemic, or are too poor to do anything about…

Global Health and Medical Anthropology

I chose this area of applied medical anthropology to investigate because this is something I really am interested in. Hopefully soon after I graduate id is able to travel overseas to underdeveloped countries and help the locals there. This area…

obesity

Our society today relies heavily on medications and biomedicine for healthcare. Anything and everything that someone that has a problem, there is a way to treat it with medication. Some issues like cholesterol, blood pressure and other symptoms like that…

Life/Death

The way we look at the definition of biomedicine today is based on what type of culture we are around. In the western world, we have made that definition and formed it into how we make it based on our…

Im working my way out of poverty

In the episode called “I’m working my way through poverty” the main narrative used is a Quest narrative. In this type of narrative individuals accept their illness and use it as a challenge. For them the will to beat the…

Chronic Pain

Pain, is a physical suffering from illness or injury. This this is the neurological response the brain has to discomfort and injury, it’s your body’s way of telling you to take care and stop what you’re doing. You break your…

Welcoming Shamans

I decided to choose the article about the Shamans in California. In the article, “A doctor for disease, a Shaman for the soul,” here I learned a few new things fairly interesting and gets me thinking about the way western…

In sickness and Health

I watched the sickness and health and didnt realize the big of a difference that Americans faced of health between the wealthy and the poor. The fact that standard americans are ok with their health living in middle class status…