Western medicine is widely accepted as the only real source of safe, effective medicine in the developed world.
And yet, its proponents insist that they are the only ones doing it.
Western medicine has been a part of our medicine for millennia.
It was the first to provide the first effective vaccines for disease, to heal the first war wounds, to fight malaria, and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
It has helped to heal and even reverse many diseases, from polio to AIDS to malaria to heart disease.
And it is the best known and most widely practiced method for treating serious health conditions, including cancer.
The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes that western medicine is as much a part the health system as the Western way of life.
It says in its Hippocratic Oath, which states that doctors are obligated to treat all patients “with respect, dignity and humanity,” that the practice of medicine “is the science of the body, and the practice is the profession.”
But the AMA says the medical profession has been slow to embrace modern medicine, with a growing number of doctors turning away from traditional approaches, such as traditional medicine.
Some medical journals even warn doctors to “avoid” using Western medicine.
The AMA is concerned that the AMA and other groups are being too slow to accept modern medicine.
It is now working to get the AMA to reconsider its position.
It wants the AMA, along with the American College of Rheumatology and other organizations, to adopt a policy on how to respond to modern medicine in its publications.
The policy would state that physicians must “take into account the wide range of medical problems, and be willing to consider all points of view on all aspects of medicine, regardless of their particular perspectives, when making decisions.”
In addition, the AMA would “take a balanced and careful look at the many alternatives available to the patient and the health care system, including the use of non-Western medical practices.”
The AMA has made it clear that it does not accept any approach that is outside the bounds of western medicine.
For example, the American Medical News Association, a group of doctors that includes the AMA’s own doctors, says the AMA “is committed to the broad use of Western medicine in all health care settings.”
The group says that it has made “a strong and consistent effort to educate physicians and the general public about the role of Western medical care in improving patients’ health.”
The American Association of Pediatrics says in a statement that it “values the medical benefits of traditional medicine, but recognizes the value of nonconventional medicine in some cases.”
It also says that doctors should be “encouraged to explore alternatives, and should be aware of the wide variety of nonwestern alternatives.”
It adds that it would “adopt a policy for physicians that recognizes the importance of considering diverse points of views when making treatment decisions.”
The AAP also notes that “modern medicine has contributed to significant advances in science, medicine, technology, and other areas of medical practice.”
The statement says that modern medicine “provides patients with many benefits, including: improved quality of life, reduced risk of death and disability, reduced hospitalizations, lower costs of care, fewer hospitalizations and related complications, and reduced hospital and physician costs.”
The issue of Westerners and non-European medicine comes up at a time when the AMA is grappling with how to tackle a growing problem: non-Europeans are beginning to seek out Western medicine to treat serious health problems, according to some experts.
The APA says the issue has recently arisen because “a growing number [of] physicians are seeking to practice medicine in Western countries, and are using Western medical practices, including Western medicines, for non-medical purposes.”
The association says it “is concerned that some physicians are turning away to non-American practices, in part because of the lack of medical consensus about the value and usefulness of nonmedical therapies.”
It says the association is “working to educate its members on the important role of nonAmerican medical care and how it can be improved.”
This is a developing story.
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