Posts by: Zack

Poliomyelitis

Polio has been eradicated in all countries but 3; Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  With a total of 223 cases reported in 2012. (WHO) Poliomyelitis is spread through oral ingestion of a highly contiguous virus that multiplies in the intestine, invades…

Public health and Med Anthropology

Understanding Anthropology to me means having some understanding how the diversity of this multifaceted world intermingles and causes losses and gains.  As the world continues to become more diverse and accessible, being able to plan ahead for problems that may…

Mind/Body

  To me the simple way to explain what it means by the “culture of biomedicine”, is the idea that “we” (who ever can acclaim to this “accomplishment”) have exceeded the need to focus on how to survive from day…

General Anxiety Disorder

In a lifetime more then 1 out of every 10 people in the United States statistically will suffer from Anxiety like symptoms. Most of these people do not seek medical attention. Excessive worry and stress are likely the main factor…

Depression

  Depression is a very difficult condition that has many factors external and internal that can trigger episodes. A persons surrounding’s can play a role in their mental health.  As many Norwegian studies have shown, a lack of sunlight affects…

A shaman for the soul

Shamans are now practicing their “healing” techniques in the normal healthcare system because hospitals have invited to perform nine approved rituals. Shamans are trying to incorporate conventional healthcare with the ritualistic health care from the past.  Creating a more comfortable…

Pibloktoq- Arctic hysteria

Piblokoq also known as “Arctic hysteria” is a disease that affects people in circumpolar region in the winter months.  It has been documented since the 1800’s and has many theories of possible source. Affecting more adult women then men, while…

German-American: CHD

    I chose Cardiovascular disease because I consider myself a German-American. With a strong genetic connection to my German heritage the knowledge that 1 out of every 2 German deaths will be heart disease related (http://www.bmbf.de), and the fact…

Collateral Damage

I did not do very well on the quiz with only 4 questions correct. All of the questions, even the ones I knew on the quiz were surprising to me. The most surprising was the question regarding park size from…