Posts by: hillmori

Ebola Virus in West Africa

The ebola virus has become a major problem in Africa recently, although the virus has been around for quite some time. West Africa is currently facing its worst outbreak of the ebols virus known in history. The World Health Organization…

Public Health

I chose to analyze public health. The intersection between public health and medical anthropology is medicine. Public health deals with the overall health of a person while medical anthropology deals with the study of diseases and illnesses in different cultures…

Obesity

The role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization is described as having control of ones body by the use of medications such as antibiotics and depressants and etc. The use of medications in American society in…

Doctor/Patient

Culture of biomedicine is how a culture perceives medicine and their beliefs about it. In the United States culture medicine is practiced by someone who has studied itnfor years and learned it inside and out and usually has a title…

Fibromyalgia

After reading the blog, fibromyalgia is completely misunderstood in my opinion. People have the diagnosis of what it is misconstrued. Since signs and symptoms differ from person to person in different cultures and in the same cultures, it is hard to…

Welcoming Shamans

I chose to summarize Welcoming Shamans. A Hmong shaman is a someone who enters a trance and can interact with spirits in order to protect and heal people. A Hmong shaman gets permission from hospitals to come in and perform…

Dhat Syndrome in India

Dhat syndrome is found in people in cultures in  India, it is when males believe thy have premature ejaculation or that they are urinating out semen during urination and also having erectile dysfunctions. In a scholarly article, Dhat Syndrome as…

HIV and AIDS Among African Americans

In this week’s materials we discussed the relationship between race, genetics, and health which is something that most do not completely understand. The genetic component links with race but there are other factors that tie into it, like the environment. In…

Becoming American

I did absolutely terrible on the Health Equity Quiz. I’m not too big on statistics and most of the correct answers shocked me. Especially the question that asked which ethnicity had a longer life expectancy. The reason it was so…

Ethnomedical Approach

I believe that the ethnomedical approach is the most helpful way to understanding health. The ethnomedical approach studies medical systems based on their cultural beliefs and practices of a particular ethnic group. I believe this is the most useful approach because…