Posts by: smithv10

Public Health

I chose public health because I believe that with the changing of many different aspects in life, this area of applied medical anthropology will continue to evolve and become more and more beneficial to society as a whole. My career…

“I Have Diabetes.”

In this episode of True Life “I have Diabetes”, three individuals are documented about their lives and how having diabetes affects them daily. Each person in this documentary has their own separate problems to deal with on top of suffering…

Male Postpartum Depression

Male postpartum depression sadly, is not as well known as postpartum depression in women. And because of this, new fathers go through a rough time after the birth of a child and some even have no idea that they are…

Cancer

Health: Overall well being of a person; which includes a balanced diet, spiritual guidance, physical ability, and mental state. Illness: When the balances of diet, spiritual well being, mental and physical health are compromised. Criteria I used for determining my…

Ecological Approach

  The ecological approach to studying anthropology involves the relationship between organisms and their total environments in order to understand how disease develops and spreads throughout a population. Natural disasters can disrupt the balance of an ecosystem as well as…

Ambitious Girl.

Hey guys! My name is Valencia Smith and I am a fifth year student in the College of Lyman Briggs majoring in Human Biology! Born and raised in the city of Detroit! My future plans include going to grad school…