Posts by: hallesy1

Infant Mortality Rate in China

Infant mortality rate is the frequency in which infants (children under one year of age) die per 1,000 live births and this rate is generally an indicator of the level of health in a country. In the past, China experienced…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

The area of applied medical anthropology that I chose to investigate further is the field of clinical medical anthropology. I chose this field due to the fact that I would one day like to be a physician’s assistant and in…

Doctor/Patient

The “culture of biomedicine” refers to the concept about how western society perceives health and sickness and how diagnosis and treatment are determined. The methods for diagnosis and treatment, in this case, revolve primarily around facts and nature. These facts…

Depression

The use of medications in the U.S. has become quite the norm among our society. Through the advertisements shown by pharmaceutical companies, it seems as though there is a medication for nearly anything. These medications have become an easy fix…

Paternal Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a form of depression that affects parents specifically after their child is born. While this form of depression is most commonly associated with mothers, there is also a chance of the father getting postpartum depression, which many…

The Horse Boy

The film that I found the most interesting is the one titled “The Horse Boy.” This movie is about a couple with a son named Rowan who suffers from autism. At the beginning of the film, a young couple from…

Bad Sugar

On the Health Equity quiz, I managed to score a 6/10, and I was surprised by nearly all of the facts that were thrown at me during the quiz. The one that stood out the most to me was that…