Posts by: schmi424

HIV in Malawi

HIV is a major epidemic in Malawi.  An estimated one million out of a population of 15.4 million people have HIV, and it is the leading cause of death in Malawi (avert).  This epidemic started in 1985.  The president at…

erectile dysfunction

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Male/Female

When we refer to western medicine, or biomedicine, we are talking about a type of medicine that focuses on objective facts that we understand from physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and a lot of other medical areas.  We use these facts to…

I have Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar.  This is caused by an inability to use or produce insulin, a hormone that removes sugar from the blood.  The episode follows the lives of three young people with diabetes, and…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that includes manic and depressive phases.  The depressive state can make people feel tired, depressed, and isolated, while manic states can make people paranoid, cause delusions, hallucinations, and emotional outbreaks.  People with this disorder…

Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine – Aaron Schmidt

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