Posts by: joseph60

FGM in the Sudan

Female genital mutilation is a major global health problem that has been practiced since Pharaonic times that is commonly practiced in Egypt and Sudan. It has more recently gotten attention in the past few years. In Sudan it is part…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I picked clinical medical anthropology because as soon as I started reading and watching the videos I was intrigued. Honestly this week’s material made me think about what it would be like to incorporate medical anthropology into my career plans….

Depression

The American society is a very highly developed one with lots of resources, but our society can go over board when it comes to medications. When medications are used in the context of medicalization they are being used for their…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is how society interacts with medical technology. In lecture 5.1 it was said that biomedicine can be seen universality and objectivity. Universality biomedicine is a pure reflection of  nature. Objectivity biomedicine is value neutral and autonomous from…

I Have Social Anxiety

In this episode of True Life “I Have Social Anxiety” two people’s lives were followed that suffered sever social anxiety. The women, Nonie, had graduated high school and tried attending college for a year, but she dropped out of college…

Male Post-Partum Depression

Male post-partum depression is not commonly talked about in the American culture. Most people associate post- partum depression with women who have just given birth in the past year. Post-partum depression is when parents worry about their abilities to be…

Obesity in America

The scholarly peer- reviewed article that I read on obesity in America discusses how America have higher rates of obesity than any other country in the world.  Americans are exposed to so much luxury and an abundance of food that…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article “Clown Doctors: Healers of Western Medicine” shows how clowns resemble shamans and traditional healers. Clowns are used in several hospitals across New York Cit. The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit works hand and hand with medial physicians…

Bad Sugar

The Health Equity Quiz had a few unexpected answers like the United States life expectancy compared to other countries. I got three questions wrong, but had to stop and think about the realistic state of America before answering most of…

Diabetes among Hispanic Americans

  In the American culture today race, genetics, and health have a very close relationship. Trying to differentiate these relationships is the difficult part. Race is a socially constructed image and deals with the heritage one comes from, not how…