Posts by: fleisc41

Obesity in the United States

Obesity has become an incredibly prevalent health issue in the world, but specifically in the United States.  The fascinating aspect about obesity within the United States is where it is found most prevalently: poor communities.  Almost everywhere else in the…

Community Health

The community health intersection applies to my future goals because my ultimate plan is to become a veterinarian.  By becoming a veterinarian I will be helping the animal community.  Although this may not be the community that most anthropologists would…

Depression

In American society medication is one of the most controversial topics.  People either believe that the pharmaceutical companies are out to get them and are only interested in making a profit with no concern for possibly fatal side effects, or…

Doctor/Patient

The “culture of biomedicine” refers to the beliefs in western society that there is a science behind every organism.  The belief that humans and animals are not composed of spirits or nonchemical substances.  Biomedicine is the advanced understanding of the…

“I have a Phobia”

This episode of True Life followed the lives of two people with phobias that have been affecting the way they live their lives.  The man had an extreme case of mysophobia (fear of germs) which did not allow him to…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is not the type of illness that one can currently be cured of, and it is also not an illness that displays itself in someone’s outward appearance.  The American culture has come to the conclusion that someone with…