Posts by: tamayoal

Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria is a deadly disease that is very prominent in African regions. In fact, Africa accounts for 85% of the total number of malaria cases and 90% of the deaths attributed to it worldwide (“10 Facts on Malaria in Africa”)….

Clinical Medical Anthropology

For this week’s reflection post I chose clinical medical anthropology specifically because I believe it is the most applicable to my future career. In lecture we learned that medical anthropologists analyze issues that are very specific to a specific client….

Insomnia

Medications are utilized in our society today based on two primary trends in scientific culture: medicalization and biomedicalization. Medicalization was the advent of consumer drugs. Although doctors had previously made many of their own remedies, large scale factory production and…

Doctor/Patient

The “culture of biomedicine” is the overall meaning that we give biomedicine in our society. This includes the institutional history of biomedicine, the language of biomedical facts, and the rituals of biomedicine. Events that are important to the history of…

I have social anxiety

The episode I watched, “I have social anxiety” presented two different people that had problems interacting with society. To me, the narratives, being driven by the people being portrayed, were very different. The first story was about a woman named…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I chose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as the medical condition for this week’s assignment because I believe it is something that is something that is very real, but not quite believed by society to be an actual illness. Our culture…

Shamans in the U.S./Western Hospitals

The article I chose for this week’s reflection post is “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul.” The article explores the integration of traditional Hmong healing practices and some other belief systems into Western facilities in the United…

Ghost Sickness with the Navajo

Ghost sickness is a culture-bound syndrome among various Native American tribes and some parts of Asia. Some tribes believe that people who are obsessed with the dead can exhibit symptoms synonymous with being sick such as dizziness, nausea, fainting spells,…

Obesity Among Hispanic Youth

A race is a group of people that identify themselves as having a similar background, culture, and geographical origin. Genetics refers to the study of the genes that we possess, which often lead to visible traits or illnesses. Health is…

Bad Sugar

I actually did better on the Health Equity Quiz than I expected (4/10) as I was just guessing for most of the questions. Even though I was just guessing, I was truly shocked at some of the real answers. Some…