Posts by: danas

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

HIV epidemic in its early years found itself in Malawi and other parts of Africa. Malawi had an extremely high prevalence in its country with about 14% of citizens in its adult population. AIDS was first reported in Malawi in…

Reflection Week 6

I chose to focus on public health for various reasons. With the current state of the Ebola virus crisis, public health issues are very relevant and are the focus throughout the world. Furthermore, public health has been something that I…

Erectile Dysfunction

It seems that every time I’m watching a sporting event or “male” targeted show on television, there are multiple commercials for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. This issue that affects nearly 18 million men in the United States according the…

Life/Death

Anthropologists believe that the culture of biomedicine is explained by both the biological health and cultural factors. This is important because when diagnosing a person’s illnesses or health issues, looking at more than the natural occurrence by looking at the…

True Life: I’m Drunkorexic

I watched “True Life: ’m Drunkorexic” which follows two young adults obsessing over their weight. They skip meals and when they do eat they measure or obsess about how much they are eating. They realized that they can drink their…

Fibromyalgia

I chose Fibromyalgia mainly because I never understood what it was. I always thought it was a diagnosis gave to hypochondriac clients or sufferers wanted pity and sympathy so they just said they had it. It’s awful, I know, I…

Clown Doctors

I chose Clown Doctors because I have children myself and also one of my best friend’s is a pediatrician. I found this article to be quite interesting with the research provided. I personally do not like clowns and before I…

Obesity

In the article I reviewed, the anthropologist studied the Samoan community in relation to obesity. The Samoan population is considered to be the “fattest” population. This article studies the impact media has on society and their viewpoints on obesity both…

Heart Disease in White Women

I consider myself a white women. After going through this week’s resources and knowing about the risks I face as I white woman I chose heart disease. I was either going to choose heart disease or osteoporosis. The reason I…

Bad Sugar

I did AWFUL on the quiz. I was honestly mad because I consider myself healthy and I think I got two things correct. There were a lot of statistics that surprised me but to be honest, the one that I…