Health Beyond the Blog: “When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the US-Mexico Borderlands”

By: Yeeun Lee When I Wear My Alligator Boots is an ethnography written by Shaylih Muehlmann, an anthropologist. The book shows how drugs are a major global and public health issue today. Muehlmann highlights the issues that narco-trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border has had on ordinary Mexican civilians living in northern border towns. While the…

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Health Beyond the Blog: Foodie Pharmacology

Recommended by Jennifer Sarrett Today, we’d like to recommend the Foodie Pharmacology podcast by Human Health professor, Dr. Cassandra Quave. On it, Dr. Quave explores the relationship between food and medicine. It’s a great listen for anyone interested in science, food, cooking, health, or even history and chemistry! Something for everyone. Last week, Dr. Quave…

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Health Beyond the Blog: Friendship Bench

Recommended by: Imani Brooks Photo by Hal Ozart on Unsplash The Friendship Bench is a national and international mental health intervention that started in Zimbabwe. The community based intervention focuses on problem-solving therapy, where the patient identifies a problem, rather than a diagnosis, symptom or label. Such an approach empowers patients to cope healthier and work on their mental health. Patients…

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