Posts by: Victoria Heilmann

Malaria In Africa

Malaria is essentially an ancient disease and the symptoms of it have been recorded as far back as 2700BC in ancient Chinese medical writings. There have been problems of Malaria all across the world, however, there was a massive effort…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I picked this intersection of applied medical anthropology because this is the first anthropology class I have taken and I have found it very interesting. I was planning to look more into it and what a career in medical anthropology…

Depression

In the American society the role in which medications play is very important. We focus on them, use them daily, and believe in all the power they have. We believe that they can cure any issue we have with our…

“I have diabetes”

This episode of True Life was a Chaos narrative I think. This is because the condition diabetes is an on going illness that can bring different challenges into the lives of the people who have it. It also does not…

Type 1 Diabetes

The medical condition of type one diabetes is often misunderstood in the United States because of both our culture and biomedicine. Culture influences the condition because diabetes is often associated with obesity. Many people do not understand the difference between…

Obesity in the US

Obesity within the United States culture fits in to the current definition of what a culture bound illness is. It is a health problem that is extremely prevalent in our culture in the United States and some other westernized cultures…

Bad Sugar

On the Health Equity Quiz I was shocked I got less than 50%! I only got 4 questions correct while I got 6 questions wrong. There were a ton of facts that I was a bit taken back by. One…