Posts by: odabasi1

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a very large global health problem in Africa. Malaria is a blood parasite that is transmitted to people from the bite of an infected mosquito. If not treated promptly, malaria will usually cause death. 90% of malaria deaths…

Clinical Medical Approach

Considering my future goals and current views and feelings towards health, clinical medical anthropology makes the best match. Not only do I agree with a shared wealth of knowledge and feel that more opinions can only help, I also feel…

Allergies

Medications in our society are popular, what else is the doctor for besides prescriptions anyway? As stated in the Menstruation lecture, people have tactics and will do whatever it takes to get the prescription by the end of the appointment….

Life/Death

When it comes to health, biomedicine takes the edge over any other form of thought. With that being said, it is easy to say that the culture of biomedicine is a very important concept. How we view health and how…

Fibromyalgia

After reading the blog under the class content I was completely shocked. Considering it is hard to “narrate” this syndrome to others I definitely understand why Fibromyalgia is misunderstood. Symptoms vary from person to person along with the strength of…

I have Social Anxiety

True Life: I have Social Anxiety follows two young individuals that experience extreme distress when having to interact with people or even leaving their homes. Nonie, a 21-year-old female, had a hard time picking up and waiting for a pizza….

Obesity in America

Obesity is a hot topic, not just in the U.S, but around the world also. In America, it holds a different standard for very good reason. Out of every other country, we have the heaviest people. I have heard the…

Clown Doctors in NYC

After reading this article I was both shocked and thrilled to see something like this happening in hospitals, especially New York! It is great that modern western medicine is incorporating non-traditional styles of healing to help their pediatric patients and…

Cystic Fibrosis in Caucasians

The relationship among race, genetics, and health can be tricky to describe and evidently, a very senstitive topic as I found during my researching. I usually identify myself of Serbian ethnicity, but I could not find any credible source for…

Not Just a Paycheck

I only got 4 out of 10 correct on the Health Equity Quiz. I definitely thought I would do better but was surprised by a few of the statistics and information provided. I think I was most surprised by the…