Posts by: charet22

HIV in Malawi

HIV in Malawi, Africa HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that effectively hijacks the immune system one cell at a time. These compromised cells are rendered useless and eventually lysed by the replicating virus within them. This strategy significantly…

Epidemiology

I chose the intersection of epidemiology and anthropology because it directly pertains to my future career as a chiropractor. Chiropractic is still a health-based profession similar to that of traditional doctors, although chiropractors are inherently different in how they go…

Depression

Medications in American society are seen as “saviors” and “normalizers”. It’s almost becoming so mainstream that one is considered abnormal or weird if one isn’t one at least one medication whether it be for bodily health of psychological health. Everyone…

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is not normally what is heard by the masses. Normally what is heard I just the word, “diabetes”, and when only diabetes is used (as opposed to distinguishing between types I and II) this conjures very distinct…

My Boyfriend Is Fed Up With My Weight

To start, the reason I chose this particular episode is because obesity is accepted as a medical condition. Now whether the obesity is a symptom of an underlying disease or if it is the beginning of other diseases, it matters…