Posts by: gittlem3

Sexual Health in India

The education on sexual health in India has struggled greatly to ensure that people stand up and listen to what clinicians and advocates are saying.  As stated in the lecture, sexual education in India is a tough topic because to…

Clinical Anthropology

I picked the topic of clinical anthropology because this is the type of anthropology I encounter every day.  When I graduate and get sent off into the real world I want to be a doctor.  I want to practice in…

ADHD

ADHD has become a huge part of our every day lives.  As a college student, I am constantly surrounded by people who take a multitude of different medications to keep themselves focused on the demanding school life we all live…

Life/Death

Our lecture for this week discusses the culture of biomedicine.  As stated in the lecture, biomedicine has many different names: Western medicine, allopatric medicine, or just plain medicine.  American medicine is very reliant on our hospitals and our doctors.  Hospitals…

Post Partem Depression

Post Partem depression is defined as a type of depression that is experiences after the birth of a child.  Both the mother and father can suffer from this type of depression, even though it has been associated with only mothers…

Clown doctors in NYC

Before reading this article, I could have ever imagined this concept.  Imagine a child sitting quietly in a hospital bed, not understanding what all the tubes around them mean and why they are even there.  In walks a man or…

Melanoma in Caucasian Americans

  “CDC – Skin Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/race.htm (accessed July 13, 2013). I picked this case because it is something that Americans have increasingly dealt with over the years.  Our community…