Answer: If you are contrasting the benefits of conventional versus alternative/complementary medicine, I believe each therapy has its place in the spectrum of wellness. Complementary medicine may be at its best in preventive strategies for health maintenance, such as lipoic acid for diabetes or lutein for eye health. Acute medical conditions such as arrhythmias or pneumonia will nearly always require conventional medications to stabilize heart action or as an antibiotic for a specific bacteria. Many types of folk medicine have even proven to be harmful, such as turpentine for wormsor most types of Chinese traditional herbal substances. Generally, the greatest concern lies with their inability to affect the ptognosis of a medical condition, which could allow the disease to progress and deteriorate. Also of concern is the potential for harm, as many substances from India which have been found to contain lead and other contaminants. You can check the NCCAM website for more studies relating to complementary medicine.
Answer: electromagnetic radiation allows me to listen to the radio; heat radiation makes me warm at the beach; sound radiation carries your speech to me; ionizing radiation allows the sterilization of hospital supplies.
Answer: Radiation Safety is the profession and process of understanding and dealing safely with radiation. This includes agents such as radio waves, radar, microwave ovens, bright lights, lasers, tanning booths, ultra-violet curing lamps, mercury vapor lights, x-rays, and radioactive materials.
Answer: UV radiation is very harmful in many ways, first off they are invisible rays that come from the sun, UV radiation is made of ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). These rays burn skin and cause cancer. UVB and UVC penetrate the ozone layer. UVA and UVB cause skin cancer, for this reason, sunscreens are recommended that block UVA and UVB.
radioactive particles damage internal structures of cells, while in most cases the cell will just die, but if radiation hits a cell while it is dividing then it will damage the genetic info in the cell and you can either end up with a non functioning cell which dies, or a cancer cell that does the wrong thing and makes you very sick.
If you look at cases such as the Chernobyl disaster, you will see cases of people having their skin fall off due to the damage caused by radioactive particles.
radiation destroys pretty much any type of biological cell and enough of it will dissolve skin and bone (and a high enough output can even eat away at metal).
Answer: Radiation can come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy, more commonly called brachytherapy). Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, given by mouth or into a vein, that travels in the blood to tissues throughout the body. radiations are emitted by a radiator,and in some cases a receiver is placed after the body and radiator.
Answer: Cancers are caused by uncontrolled growth of tissue. Most commonly caused by environmental chemicals. Or fine fibres such as Asbestos or very fine glass. Ionizing radiation can cause cancers IF the damage it does then goes on to produce an unwanted growth of tissue.
Answer: There is no average dose as exposure varies from place to place, but anyone working with radiation should consult their Local Rules for guidance, and wear a dosimeter.The IAEA recommended that the annual dose for workers be under 20mSv. (20 milli-sieverts, where 1 sievert (J/kg) is the radiation required to impart 1 joule of energy in 1 kg of matter.) UK and EU (According to Walter and Millers Textbook of Radiotherapy, and Sheffield Hallam University UK): The UK and the EU have very strict guidelines for staff that work with ionising radiation. These are the dose limits that have been set up to help protect staff from unheathy amounts of radiation.Whole Body Dose Limits Per Year:Radiation Workers ages 18 yrs and older = 50 mSv.Trainees aged 18 yrs and older = 1 mSvGeneral public (frequent exposure) = 1 mSvGeneral public (infrequent exposure) = 5 mSv
Answer: Family medicine residency is 3 years and is primary care focused. You learn internal medicine and some subspecialties, obstetrics, pediatrics and some surgery. You can therefore care for children, adults and pregnant women including delivering babies. Fellowship opportunities are somewhat limited
Internal medicine residency is 3 years. You learn internal medicine and many subspecialties of internal medicine. You can therefore care for adults only. Fellowship opportunities are many and many trainees eventually subspecialize.
Salaries are similar for both specialties in primary care but subspecializing increases earning potential.