Posts by: blackw34

FGM in the Sudan

FGM is known as Female Genital Mutilation.  I first started learning about FGM from a book I had to read for a social science course called Half the Sky.  According to this book, FGM is a process where female genitals…

Epidemiology

I chose to further explore the area of applied medical anthropology called epidemiology. MY reasoning for choosing this particular area was because I have heard of epidemiology but was not confident on exactly what an epidemiologist does. According to the…

Not Enough Sleep

The role of medications in American society has continued to increase dramatically starting with post World War Two era. The first medicalized form of drug or prescription I view is that of penicillin and other antibiotics. Since then the media…

Life/Death

Biomedicine is one form of medicine that is most commonly found being practiced in western societies. The culture surrounding biomedicine is based on the fact that biomedicine is based on truths and facts. Biomedicine is said to be universal and…

The Benjamins

The Benjamins is a True Life episode of two adult males brothers. One brother has Autism, and one brother has Asperger syndrome. Both of these medical conditions I would view as a Chaos narrative. My reasoning behind classifying Autism and…

Paternal Postpartum Depression

Paternal Postpartum Depression is depression experienced by men or fathers after their baby has been born. Symptoms of this illness according to an article written by Katherine Stone are cynicism, impulsiveness, indecisiveness, working constantly, losing an interest in sex, and…

Amok in Malaysia

The article that I found was written by Manuel L. Saint Martin, M.D., and J.D. In his article he described what Amok was, when it was first discovered, possible explanations, modern versions of Amok, and how to prevent it. His…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article is about a form of medical healing in Western medicine that goes further than just bio-medicine. The article is also about how “Clown Doctors” are similar to Shaman Healers. Clown Doctors are people who have extensive training in…

“Not Just a Paycheck”

I did not do very well on the Health Equity Quiz. I received only a 3 out of 10 overall. So, with results such as these, I found many statistics very surprising. One statistic I found very surprising was that…

Caucasian- Skin Cancer

It is hard to define the relationships between race, genetics, and health because first you must define each one separately. According to Gravlee, he defines race as, “a culturally structured, systematic way of looking at, perceiving, and interpreting reality… that…