Posts by: cheneyt1

FGM in the Sudan

The global health problem in a specific area that I chose to discuss in FGM, or female genital mutilation, in the Sudan. Female genital mutilation includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons….

Public Health

The area/intersection of applied medical anthropology I chose to further investigate is the area of public health. Public health is something I am interested in learning more about and further researching for many reasons. Foremost, after finishing undergraduate studies here…

Depression

The condition I chose to analyze for this week’s post is depression. In today’s society and culture, depression is especially medicalized as well as biomedicalized in various ways. I have always questioned medicine and prescriptions in the world today. Medicine is…

Male Post-Partum Depression

I chose to elaborate on post-partum depression in males because I believe that it is very misunderstood in our society today. You always hear about post-partum depression symptoms in mothers after they have had a baby, but it is rarely ever…

I Have Narcolepsy

I chose to watch the True Life episode about two people that have narcolepsy and cataplexy. This episode follows two people recently diagnosed with narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder inhibiting the brain’s ability to regulate sleep/wake cycles normally….

Clown Doctors in NYC

In the clown doctors in NYC article, it begins by comparing clown doctors and regular medical doctors in pediatric  hospitals in New York City, which have obvious differences. Clown doctors try to help children heal and feel more comfortable by…

Obesity in the United States

I chose obesity in the United States as my culture bound syndrome. Obesity is an extremely prevalent issue all around the world in many countries today, not only in the United States, but America holds the title for the most…

Bad Sugar

I only managed to score a 5/10 on the Health Equity quiz, so most of the statistics and facts given were really shocking to me. I was especially surprised to see that the United States is ranked 29th in the world…

Skin Cancer Among Caucasians

Race, genetics, and health are all related in some way or another. Race is a little harder to define because it is not necessarily something that can be determined by tests, it is mostly constructed from a cultural point of…