question: how do allopathic and complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) differ?

Allopathic medicine is defined as a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies which produce effects that are different from or incompatible with those of the disease being treated. The medical community practicing this form of medicine includes medical doctors and others types of health professionals, e.g. nurses, pharmacists, and therapists. … Continue reading question: how do allopathic and complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) differ?

Medical Model vs. Population Health Model

Medical Model Population Health Model Geared toward clinically oriented system Studies the effects any given health ailment Changes the way society and the individual interact Individuals engage in guided self-managed care Places the fault with the individual Assumes that there is something wrong with people who consume too much sodium and does not account for … Continue reading Medical Model vs. Population Health Model

how the scientific community garnered its power in the medical community

“If the sick are to reap the full benefit of recent progress in medicine, a more uniformly arduous and expensive medical education is demanded.” - Abraham Flexner - Before the standardization of medicine in the United States, medical training was extremely varied and often inadequate. There were three ways that doctors were trained-apprenticeships, through a … Continue reading how the scientific community garnered its power in the medical community