Posts by: Katie

Clinical Anthropology

I have chosen to focus on clinical anthropology because it relates most to what I want to do in the future and because I’m very interested in working with people from different cultures outside of the US. I would like…

Erectile Dysfunction

Medication plays a huge role in medicalization and biomedicalization in society. I think in the terms of medicalization, medication serves to “fix” or heal an illness or disorder. People rely on medication in a medicalization sense in order to control…

Life/Death

In western society, I think the culture of biomedicine puts biomedicine and allopathic treatments above any other medicine. In other cultures, biomedicine is often times inferior to western biomedicine, but this also could be because other cultures put holistic medicine…

True Life: I Have Orthorexia

Orthorexia is an eating disorder in which people’s diets are too rigidly healthy. This episode follows three young individuals suffering from orthorexia nervosa: Lauren, Spring, and Andrew. Lauren only includes 15 foods in her strict diet, which leaves her to…

Male Postpartum Depression

Male Postpartum depression is an illness that affects up to 10.4% of dads with newborn babies. Postpartum depression predominantly occurs in mothers of newborns, but the article “Depression in Men: A Dad’s Story of Male Postpartum Depression” explains that if…

Bulimia in United States

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which the individual binges on food until they feel a loss of control and then they purge themselves by either vomiting or abusing the use of laxatives to prevent any weight gain. An…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article highlighted the work of a special group of clowns in NYC. The CCU is a group of clowns that work in pediatric sections of various hospitals in New York. They serve to lighten up the mood of parent’s…

Place Matters

Being honest, I didn’t do too well on the health equity quiz. I believe i got a 4/10. I was shocked because I would think that our life expectancies would be ranked higher than 29th place, especially because on average…

Melanoma in White Americans

  I self identify as a white american and I chose to write about melanoma because it is a disease that predominantly affects and is contracted by white americans. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer caused by unprotected exposure…