Posts by: kinterme

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The HIV/Aids epidemic in Malawi began in 1985 when the first case was reported. And that was only the beginning. Under the rule of President Hasting Brenda there was little attention paid to the rising aids crisis. Not to mention…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I knew right off the bat which intersection of applied medical anthropology I would be most interested in, Clincal Medical Anthropology. I chose this intersection because I am an aspiring physician assistant, and clinical medical anthropology is very relevent to…

Life and Death.

Before this class I had never thought of biomedicine as a culture, but after this weeks readings and lectures I know see biomedicine in a different light and realize it indeed is a culture in itself. Many think of biomedicine…

Erectile Dysfunction

Medications have been a core part of American society since the 1950’s with the creation of antibiotics as was mentioned in lecture 5.2. Prior to 1985 there was a totally different concept about medications, they were used to bring the…

Shamans in California

I chose to read the article from the NY Times, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul”. This article was about a city in California called Mercred where there is a large population of Hmong people. The Hmong…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where the individuals suffering experience episodes of mania or a frenzied/chaotic mood. These episodes create issues in their relationships, job, education and other important components of life. I think that this illness experience is influenced…

Becoming American

I did not do as well as I thought I would have on the Healthy Equity Quiz, end only ended up scoring a 3 out 10! I was suprised by many of the statistics, especially, the fact that the United…