Posts by: peeraava

HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV and AIDS is a major problem for people who live in Africa. Africans account for 70┬ápercent of people in the world who are living with HIV or dying of AIDS, which is an alarmingly high percentage. The prevalence of…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I picked to further analyze clinical medical anthropology because I believe that this is very relevant to my future in the medical field. I also believe it is a very important type of anthropology to learn more about and become…

Depression

The role of medications in American society has changed greatly over many years. As lecture 5.2 discusses, there has been a shift from medicalization to biomedicalization in our culture. I believe this shift in our role of medications has a…

Life/Death

There are three things discussed in the lecture when referring to the culture of biomedicine. The first is the history of the institution and how it changes over time. The second is the language of biomedicine and this deals with…

“I have social anxiety”

15 million Americans suffer with social anxiety. This episode of True Life discusses the lives of two people with social anxiety: Nonie and Scott. Nonie is deathly afraid of even going into public. She dreads talking to people, she can’t…

Male Postpartum Depression

I chose to write about male postpartum depression for this week’s reflection post. People always discuss postpartum depression in females and mothers but not in males. The issue of postpartum depression in males is not as well known or discussed…

Obesity in the United States

I chose to discuss the current problem of obesity that is occurring in the United States. I believe that obesity is most definitely a culture bound syndrome. The article I found provided a good summary of the prevalence of obesity…

Cardiovascular Disease among Middle Easterners

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3284217/figure/f1-tcrm-8-065/ In the graph above, it is clear that higher death rates due to different types of cardiovascular disease are much more prevalent in the Middle East when compared to countries such as the United States and Germany. There is…

Place Matters

I got a 4 out of 10 on the Health Equity Quiz. The statistic about income inequality was the most shocking to me. I knew that there was a large inequality but I didn’t know it was so bad. It…