Posts by: john3520

Global Health

Global health is a broad intersection of applied medical anthropology. As far as a future career goes, I am undecided, with no firm area of interest. Currently, my plans are to join the Peace Corps after I graduate. I plan…

Measles in Africa

Measles is one of the most contagious viral diseases known and is preventable with an easy vaccine. Measles is a large problem for children in Africa. The death toll for measles in Africa is so large-“every minute one child dies-that…

I’m Drunkorexic

The true life episode I chose to watch was “I’m drunkorexic.” This episode followed Laura, a 24-year-old female and DJ, a 22-year-old male. They both suffered from eating disorders as well as being severe alcoholics. I believe that being drunkorexic…

Heart Disease in Western Societies

In this article, a “’type A’” individual is depicted as the common person to develop coronary heart disease. This individual is typically a middle aged, middle class man that adheres to the social norms in industrialized societies. Theses social norms…

“Not Just a Paycheck”

I unfortunately only got a 6/10 on the health equity quiz. One question that really shocked me was that the US is tied for 31st place in life expectancy. We are one of the wealthiest nations on the planet yet…

Osteoporosis Among White Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db93_fig6.png Race, genetics, and health all overlap. They influence each other, but no one factor can determine the outcome of the others. Environmental factors can end up influencing genetics, and ultimately health over time. One example would be the sickle…

Two sets of twins

I’m Alison and my major is Interdisciplinary Studies in the Social Sciences. My concentration is Health and Society and I have a specialization in Health Promotions. I’m a junior here at MSU. I am a twin and have a twin…

Migraines

My definitions of health and illness were not entirely wrong, they just needed to be elaborated on. I defined health as a person’s overall well-being. I thought about how a person feels in aspects of describing health. I also defined…