Posts by: tyjlambert

HIV/AIDS sub-Saharan Africa

The HIV AIDS epidemic is a serious issue in the world today, nowhere more serious than Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2012 approximately 25 million people were living with HIV. This population of HIV affected in Africa accounts for nearly 70% of…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

The area of medical anthropology that interested me was clinical medical anthropology. Working in a hospital setting with medical professionals but particularly working directly with the patients themselves is what is most interesting to me. Clinical medical anthropologist will use…

Low Testosterone

The role of medications in western society is ever increasing. Looking at the article focusing on the expansion of medical categories, it states that a large number of new medical categories have emerged in the last 4 decades. Illnesses or…

Healthy/Sick

Biomedicine is the authoritative form of medicine in western culture. Anthropologists study the culture of biomedicine by examining history of biomedicine, the language of biomedical facts, and the rituals of biomedicine. The institutional history of biomedicine includes how biomedicine became…

Fibromyalgia

I believe fibromyalgia is a misunderstood medical condition in American culture. My grandfather also suffers from fibromyalgia, so I have some experience with the illness. The Mayo Clinic characterizes fibromyalgia as widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood…

I Have Schizophrenia

The “True Life” episode I chose focused on schizophrenia. This is the topic I’m researching for the Weebly assignment and I thought it would give a nice overview of the experience individuals have when diagnosed with schizophrenia. The episode followed…

Djinnati in Rural Iran

Djinnati is a culture-bound syndrome seen in Baluchistan, Iran. Djinnati may produce episodic symptoms including altered consciousness, altered memory, muteness, crying, hallucination, laughing, and a foreign entity called “Djinn”. Women are more common to experience these episodes. This study was…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Located in New York City hospitals The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU), entertains and aids children, family and staff, and can be compared to shamans seen in non-Western medicine. Started in 1986 by Michael Christensen, the CCU now…

Collateral Damage

I got a 7 out of 10 on the health quiz. I was surprised to see that generally speaking recent Latino immigrants have the best overall health in the U.S. I assumed it would have been Native-born Asian Americans, considering…