Complementary and alternative medicine (or CAM) deals with medical products and practices considered to be outside conventional clinical care. Almost 40 percent of US adults and 12 percent of US children have used complementary or alternative therapies, according to a 2007 survey by NCCAM, and much of what was once considered alternative,” including acupuncture, is now part of more-holistic regimens offered at 40 percent of US hospitals, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Combining alternative treatments that have lasted the test of time with today’s cutting edge medical treatments and technology, our physicians offer total wellness solutions, beginning with alternative treatment methods which can be integrated seamlessly with conventional treatment plans when necessary.
That hasn’t stopped a new alliance of radiologists and breast cancer surgeons from targeting the Task Force with a 40not50 campaign which encourages women in their 40s to turn off their brains, eschew shared decision-making, and demand that their doctors start screening them at age 40 because mammograms save lives, and a government-appointed panel ( whose 16 members include 7 women ) wants to prevent women from seeing their 50th birthdays.
Based on the scientific protocols set by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medical School program in Seattle, Washington, it provides the scientific knowledge and practical skills needed to make informed healthcare decisions and lifestyle choices and to prepare for careers as state-of-the-art healthcare professionals, veterinarians and doctors.
But Canadian death doctors and nurse practitioners who euthanize the sick, disabled, and mentally ill-soon perhaps, also those with Alzheimer’s-are actively embracing the very lethal act Hippocratic doctors forswore for the protection of vulnerable patients.