Posts by: JK

Diabetes

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HIV in Malawi

First of all I wanted to mention the resourcefulness of a particular site that I have visited multiple times throughout the semester. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website has phenomenal information on many of the medical issues we…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I decided to investigate and expand on the topic of clinical medical anthropology a little bit more simply because I feel that this sector of medical anthropology is very important. Of course, it is the overarching politics and medical organizations…

Depression

Medications play a huge role in American society. As I mentioned in the reflection post for this week, there are numerous people who rely on drugs for some sort of biological alteration. Drugs use with medicalization in context were to…

Healthy/Sick

There is a diverse culture surrounding biomedicine and it is important for people to realize what this culture consists of because of the extent that biomedicine is involved in the broad culture of the Western world. So many people depend…

Fibromyalgia

What can be said about this medical condition called fibromyalgia? If you were to ask me this question before the week’s video/reading materials, I wouldn’t have been able to say much of anything about it except what I have heard…

(True Life Episode) I have diabetes

For this week’s activity assignment, I decided to watch the True Life episode called “I Have Diabetes”. During the initial part of the video it was mentioned just how many people in the United States have this condition, but many…

Running Amok- Malaysia

Have you ever heard of the term “running amok”? I would be willing to bet that many of us have not only heard of this term, but have also used it to describe a situation at one point in our…

The Horse Boy

With the various activities of the week, I felt that the most influential was the movie about Rowan, the boy with autism. The beginning of the film introduced a couple who had met in India and eventually fell in love…

Becoming American

The activity quiz on Health Equity was very interesting and I actually scored 70% on it! I was mostly familiar with the questions and the statistics given on the site, but I can understand why people would get hung up…