Posts by: johnmau1

Epidemiology

The area of medical anthropology that I find most interesting is the epidemiology section. Epidemiology is a very interesting study as it combines aspects of anthropology and statistics to trace patterns of health, different causes, and the effects of diseases…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The global health problem that I chose to discuss was HIV and AIDS in Malawi. The first AIDS case that was reported in Malawi was in 1985.  Malawi has a population of 15.9 millon people who are greatly affected by…

Life/Death

After reviewing the class lectures and materials for this week, my understanding of the “culture of biomedecine” in our Western society is the way in which we apply medical practices into our society to enhance peoples lives. Our Western culture relies…

Menopause

Medications play a huge role in American society. We heavily rely on medications for the slightest discomfort or irritability that we may feel. Many of these discomforts are natural responses from our bodies such as menopause in women. According to…

Male Postpartum Depression

Male postpartum depression is a condition among new fathers usually within the first year their child is born. About 10.4% of new dads experience postpartum depression. Many men report feeling confused, exhausted, helpless, alone and trapped. They feel that they…

“I Have Diabetes”

The episode of True Life that I chose to summarize was “I Have Diabetes”. This episode shows the lives of three young people who suffer from diabetes. Their names are Kristyn, Matt, and Jen. The type of narrative used with…

Bad Sugar

I pretty much failed the Health Equity Quiz. I received a score of 3 out of 10. The statistic that I found most surprising about the quiz was how the United States was in 29th place when compared with other countries….