Posts by: Justin Blazejewski

Public Health

Since I am a Human Biology (pre-dental) student interested in all aspects of the dental field I chose to reflect on the public heath aspect of medical anthropology. CDC defined public health as the science of protecting and improving the…

Sexual Education In India

Lately the topic of banning sex education has been up for debate in Delhi, India. Ministers known for their controversial views such as Harsh Vardhan have recently made headlines suggesting this ban of sexual health teachings from the schools in…

Digestive Disorders

According to lecture 5.2, in American Culture Medicalization (1950-1985) can be described as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions whereas Biomedicalization (1985-present) is defined as the enhancement of bodies and behaviors through medical intervention. Penicillin is possibly…

Healthy/Sick

Anthropologists have three main ways of looking at the culture of biomedicine. First is the institutional history of biomedicine which describes how biological facts change over time. Next is the language of biomedicine and how social values and ideologies are…

Male Postpartum Depression

Male Postpartum Depression can be defined as the depressed state men experience in the first year following birth of their child. It is┬ámore known for new mothers to experience such a thing but it turns out that roughly ten percent…

Im Drunkorexic

This episode of True life previewed the lives of two younger individuals dealing with an attempt to drink regularly while starving themselves of food to keep off the calories in which they acquired by drinking at such high rates (abstract)….

Clown Doctors in NYC

Clown doctors of NYC cannot be considered medical doctors but clearly are making a positive impact since Michael Christensen founded the Clown Care Unit (CCU) in 1986. Since then the CCU has grown from two to thirty five clowns. Their…