Posts by: brewing3

HIV in Malawi

Many mothers in Malawi struggle against combating the contracting and transmission of HIV. This is because the number of HIV cases in Malawi is high. Many of these cases being mothers with small children, who have been seen to transmit…

Global Health

I choose to pick this intersection of applied medical anthropology because I believe it is one of the applied medical anthropology intersections that has the largest impact on health as a whole since global health issues effect everyone no matter…

Erectile Dysfunction

The role that medications have taken in American society has been on the incline every since the production of antibiotics. Medicalization is thought of as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions. This idea of medicalization was used…

Life/Death

Biomedicine is an important way of approaching illness, especially in the west where biomedicine is the main form of medical practice. There are three important aspects of biomedicine that anthropologists particularly focus on. These include, the institutional history of biomedicine…

Type I Diabetes

Type one diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus that influences the amount of glucose found in ones blood stream. When those without diabetes eat, and take in carbohydrates the body regulates how much glucose is allowed to stay within…

Depression in the United States

The article I chose to study had to do with how Depression effects American Morality. Previous studies have indicated inconsistent results on how depression effects morality. In order to get this done these researchers examined both the diagnosis of depression…

The Horse Boy

I chose to reflect on this film, because I found it personally inspiring. This film was all about a little boy named Rowan who had autism. He suffered not only from the regular symptoms of autism but also from other…

Collateral Damage

The equity quiz consisted of results that I found very shocking. The ones that surprised me the most would have to be that we ranked 29th in life expectancy compared to that of other countries. This seemed odd to me…