Posts by: weissha2

Community Health

I chose to discuss community health because  it is such an important topic anthropologically and because community health is something I hope to be apart of in the future. Something unique about community health is that each community has its own…

Premature Hair Loss

Medication in the american society is idolized in the context of bio-medicalization and medicalization. Our culture sees medication consumption as an answer for every issue or problem. Even natural human functions such as menopause and menstruation are turned into symptoms of…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is a very important concept in our society. Every symptom, diagnosis, and treatment leads to how our culture views and uses biomedicine. By studying this weeks materials we were able to see how different methods are used…

Diabetes Type 1

I have chosen to discuss type one diabetes because at the moment I am working at a camp for kids and there are two campers with Type one Diabetes. I work in the clinic so I am very active in…

ZAR IN ETHIOPIANS

The article I have chosen starts off discussing three separate spirits that are believed in throughout Begameder, Ethiopia. The Zar is the only one of the three spirits that is not known necessarily as bad, while the other two are. The…

CLOWN DOCTORS IN NYC

This article focuses on the different methods of healing patients non traditionally. They compare clown doctors known as the Clown Care Unit (CCU) to shamans and alternative healers. They give examples relating h0w clowns can be beneficial to the patients…

In Sickness and In Wealth.

I received a 3 out of 10 on the health equity quiz taken at the beginning of this unit. I was honestly surprised by most of the statistics that were in the quiz. Especially the one about Americans being the 29th…