Posts by: ashtian3

HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS in Africa has definitely been a very large controversial topic of our time.  In Africa, AIDS is one of the top causes of death and Africans account for nearly 70% of those who live with HIV and are dying…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I was particularly interested in the section of medical anthropology that was referred to as “clinical anthropology.” This intersection was described as anthropologists who work with medical professionals on ways to improve health care and management, and who mainly work…

Depression

  The following link is one for a drug names Cymbalta, which has been advertised to “cure” depression and/or the symptoms that depression causes in people. I believe that is an incredibly huge widespread issue particularly across the United States….

Life/Death

As mentioned in this weeks lectures, Biomedicine is universal and objective. Since its studies revolve around factual evidence, physiology, and anatomy of the human body, it is always subject to change. In other words, as we continue to advance in…

I have schizophrenia

The episode of True Life I chose to watch revolved around the lives of three young individuals who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The first individual was Josh, a 22 year old uneducated young man who suffered from this illness….

“Fibromyalgia Syndrome”

Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Not disease. not illness, but SYNDROME. With such an ambiguous name for such a rare occurring issue, it’s no wonder that this medical condition is misunderstood in the American culture. From my understanding in this weeks materials, Fibromyalgia…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The Clown Care Unit of NYC. Such a title brings to mind such a variety of scenarios, however the real description is exactly as the title sounds. The CCU is a group of PROFESSIONAL clowns who are employees in the…