Posts by: Pam

Malnutrition in Nepal

Nepal, a sovereign located in South Asia between India and China, nestles into the world as one of the nations with the highest rates of malnutrition. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), approximately 40% of Nepal’s children under the…

Clinical Anthropology

I picked the intersection of Clinical Anthropology because it focuses on how different cultures experience illness and the importance of knowing the distinctions in order to treat them. My intended career is forensic pathology, which deals more closely with deceased…

Arthritis

Medications have become the epitome of the American medical culture. When we think about doctors, we think about the medications they can prescribe. When we get sick, almost impulsively we ask ourselves, “What kind of medication do I need?” Looking…

LIFE/DEATH

When we talk about the “culture of biomedicine,” it refers to the way that biomedicine is culturally constructed. Biomedicine changes and is shaped by culture, the individuals culture, or the ideas that are mainly adopted within a society. We see…

Type 1 Diabetes

Society has grown to believe that diabetes only affects children and adults who are overweight, don’t have a healthy lifestyle or are economically unstable/poor. However, that is not the case most of the time. Culture and biomedicine definitely play a…

“I’m addicted to heroin”

The film episode I chose, “I’m addicted to heroin,” centered on the lives of three young adults who are addicted or have been addicted to heroin and other drugs. The episode follows their day-to-day life, walking us through what it…

Shaman in Malaysia

The film I have chosen for this week is “The Horse Boy.” The film concentrated on the story of a young boy, Rowan, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 and his parent’s risky decision of traveling…

Place Matters

On the Health Equity Quiz, I scored an 8/10. I wasn’t really surprised by any of the statistics, because I grew up in environments where those facts were more than evident. Minorities, people with low income, and health problems all…