Posts by: taylo897

Leprosy in India

I researched a variety of topics wanting to find a topic that was both unique and that I feel should be given attention and I stumbled upon the hidden leprosy epidemic within India. It is important to note that in…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I chose clinical medical anthropology because this intersection is very interesting and I love the idea of Anthropology being applied in a clinical setting. I also have an avid in interest in the clinical setting for a variety of reasons….

Erectile Dysfunction.

               Once many years ago I was in a psychology class talking about a variety of diseases and who gets commercial research funding with the professor and he made a very interesting statement, which was, “When it comes down to…

Healthy/Sick

     The culture of biomedicine is the culture we have created in our society through a progression of biomedicine over the years. The United States has a very interesting culture of biomedicine created by industrialization, wealth, capitalism, and other factors….

True-Life I Have an Eating Disorder

I believe that eating disorders are a legitimate medical condition especially considering the symptoms. An eating disorder first of all is a psychological disorder but it has severe physical ramifications. The symptoms of eating disorders include depression, severe changes in…

Chronic Pain Reflection

I chose chronic pain as my contested illness from our culture. Chronic pain is more easily defined as pain that last for a long time. Chronic pain often seems untreatable and in some cases the cause for the chronic pain…

Frontline: Sick Around the World

I chose to reflect on the frontline film which I found both interesting and extremely relevant.  This film was built as encompassing look into healthcare systems around the world with a specific emphasis on what could be learned to improve…

In Sickness and In Wealth

  I found the quiz to be surprisingly difficult. This was both because the data was somewhat misleading and I did not have a comprehensive knowledge of the facts presented. I received a 4/10 on the quiz with some of…