Posts by: gjecirei

Malnutrition in Mali

Malnutrition is one the biggest global health issues that many developing countries face today. The health problem is prevalent in the country of Mali and especially affects children. According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), about 1.7 million Malians…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

As we learned in lecture, applied medical anthropologists do not just study health cross culturally but also here in the U.S. where they study domestic issues of health. I chose to focus on the intersection of Clinical Medical Anthropology because…

ADHD

According to lecture medicalization is defined as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions. We learned from the material this week that one of the biggest achievements in medicine was the creation of antibiotics that became symbolic of…

Nature/Culture

The nature vs. nurture argument is one many of us have been introduced to at one point or another. Nature vs. culture is the same concept and the two are viewed as separate when it comes to biomedicine. Many scientists…

“I have Narcolepsy”

I picked to watch the episode True Life “I have Narcolepsy.” I remembering watching the episode a while back and was interested to study and analyze it from an experiential approach this week. The episode follows the lives of two…

Fibromyalgia

I chose the illness fibromyalgia because I have never learned about this condition before in detail and the blog “Fibromyalgia + The Type “A” personality” caught my interest right away. I also work in a Physical Therapy clinic, and plan…

Hwa-Byung Among Korean Immigrant Women

Hwa-Byung is a culture-bound syndrome that is found in 4% to 11.9% of women of Korean decent. The condition was initially named the anger syndrome and was based on women’s depression like symptoms. It is predominant among women of Korean…

A Shaman for the Soul

In our western biomedical world, we are accustomed to the traditional treatments our physicians use for detecting and curing a disease such as IV drips and blood glucose monitors used in cases of diabetes as the article mentioned. Many other…