Posts by: Adam

Ebola in West Africa

Ebola is a health problem that has been around for quite some time but recently has gained a large amount of attention in the United States. This extremely contagious disease has had outbreaks before, but has become more noteworthy due…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I choose to write about clinical medical anthropology for several reasons, the first being to do with my future career. In the future I know I will have to work with patients that come from different cultural beliefs and backgrounds….

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is a range of topics that all go into providing a patient with medicine to alleviate an illness. The culture can fluctuate and depends on things such as social status, political opinions, environment, genetics, and more….

Depression

More medications are used in the United States than any other county in the world. People have become use to medications and finding a “quick fix” for everything . This shows our society values feeling good inside and that no…

I’m addicted to caffeine

The true life episode: I’m addicted to caffeine is about 3 young people that have become addicted to caffeine and can not go a day without a massive amount of caffeine. All thee individuals have suffered from a major health…

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is misinterpreted by many people today, simply stating those who suffer from the illness are being lazy individuals. This syndrome is characterized by severe tiredness but does not typically get better with rest. I think western society views…

Grisi Siknis in the Miskito people

This article discusses the Grisi Siknis disease that is affecting the Miskito people, many of which are lined along the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The article states these people are found in other places however and that Miskito…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article is about “clown doctors” that work in hospitals in New York City. Clown doctors are not medical doctors with a degree but work in hospitals, particularly children’s hospital, to cheer up staff, patients, and family members. This article…

lung cancer among Caucasian Americans

The image above shows the relationship between different forms of cancer and racial differences. The data shows a higher prevalence only in lung, kidney, and breast cancer among white individuals compared to African Americans, Asians, American Indians, and Hispanic. Based…

Not just a paycheck

I received a 5/10 on the health equality quiz. Many of the answers I had to guess between two I thought would be correct. The most surprising answer to me was that recent Latino immigrants had the best health in…