Posts by: jemison5

HIV in Malawi

A global health problem in a specific area that I chose to discuss is HIV/AIDS in Malawi. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death of adults and is also a huge factor for the low life expectancy of 54.8 years…

Public Health and Anthropology

The intersection I chose was public health and medical anthropology. I chose this intersection because I’m actually interested in working in the public health field. For many years I have always thought medical school was the path for me but…

Obesity

A condition that I feel is heavily medicalized or biomedicalized in our societyis obesity. The role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization and biomedicalization is to be the cure or treatment to everything. Our society depends…

Male/Female

I think that the term “culture of biomedicine” explains health in terms of the biology aspect. Based on what I learned in lecture”culture of biomedicine” is an important concept because it examines and emphasizes the importance of the anatomy (body…

Fibromyalgia

I think that the medical condition fibromyalgia  is misunderstood in our culture because  many people are not aware of this medical condition. I chose fibromyalgia because I have never fully  learned about this condition. I only briefly know of this condition….

“I have diabetes”

The episode of  “True Life: I have diabetes” is about three young people Kristyn, Matt, and Jen who all have chronic diabetes. In order for them to stay alive they must track their blood sugar all day everyday. Kristyn, a…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” was about the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU). This group worked in the pediatric wards in the NYC hospitals. These clown doctors can be compared to the shamans seen…

Anorexia in the United States

I found an article called Anorexia nervosa as a Culture-Bound Syndrome by Leslie Swartz I chose this culture-bound syndrome because I actually was doing a paper on this topic in another class last week and brought up that I thought anorexia…