Posts by: holechri

Global Health

For my blog post I selected global health in because it seemed most fitting for the class material. I could not exactly select one of the topics in terms of how it applies towards my future as I will not…

Ebola in Africa

For the week 6 post I chose Ebola in Africa as it is the most current of major disease outbreak in the modern world as well as has a history of existence in Africa such as in Guinea. The Ebola…

Treatment/Enhancement

Biomedicine is a concept primarily found within the use of Western medicine. The exact definition is the study of the body under extreme conditions and the analysis of response towards treatments for conditions using this concept. The “culture” of biomedicine…

Depression

The choice I selected for ┬áthis week’s activity is depression. Depression is one of the most heavily┬ámedicalized conditions in our current society. In my opinion, the reason this condition is such a prevalent problem that medication is used for is…

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a perfect example for misunderstood diseases. The condition is often times downplayed in the minds of most people because the effects being similar to nervous habits of high energy people. Also, to those who do not…

True Life: I am addicted to tanning

Hello everyone! I am not much of a fanatic for reality television so I don’t really understand what the best choices would be. In this case, I chose tanning. Although it may not be an outright physically visible (in the…

Latah in Southeast Asia

The article for a Cultural Bound Syndrome I selected was from Robert L. Winzeler on Latah in Southeeast Asia in locations such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Latah is a sudden change in behavioral patterns as a reaction towards foul language…

Shamans in Western Hospitals

My article that I chose from this week’s lesson is the NY Times online article titled “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul”. The article is about the growing adoption of certain cultural healing processes the originate from…