Posts by: Riasia Franklin

Ebola Outbreak in Africa

For this week’s post i chose to talk about the Ebola Virus because this is something that is currently affect people around the world, mainly in Africa.  There has been an Ebola outbreak before but this current outbreak is more…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

For this week’s blog post I chose  to elaborate and analyze on clinical medical anthropology and the linkage it has with applied medical anthropology. I believe that clinical medical anthropology has to do with my future career goals in life,…

Depression

I believe that depression is a mental illness that is heavily biomedicalized in our society for various reasons. Depression may cause or lead to other disorders or illnesses such as obesity, hair loss, etc. Depression could happen to anyone ranging…

Male/Female

The meaning of “culture of Biomedicine ” could be described in different ways but I think the main meaning of it would be the way that the medical centers or hospitals intact with cultures and are influenced by it in…

I’m addicted to caffeine

I chose to summarize the episode “I’m addicted to caffeine” . This episode was about 3 young individuals who suffer from being addicted to caffeine and can’t go a day without caffeine and also must consume large portions of it…

Type 1 Diabetes

The condition I chose to elaborate on is diabetes. Diabetes effects many people around the world and could be very life threatening for some people who have it.  Specifically speaking, kids and teens that have diabetes may feel isolated or…

Bad Sugar

When I took the Health Equity quiz , I really didn’t do so well, I only scored a 30%. I wasn’t really familiar with the statistics with the U.S. and how the U.S. was ranked compared to other parts of…

Obesity among African Americans

This chart shows the comparison of obesity rates among african americans, caucasian americans and Hispanics. As we can look and see that Both African american men and women have higher rates of obesity in the United States accruing the CDC.(http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsobesityadults/)…