InnovoSciences was a private company that is committed to solving challenging problems in healthcare through innovation. Our core focus is identifying areas of unmet clinical need where we feel that we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients through the use of new technologies and applications.
Worked extensively developing next generation technologies in the run up to BAT's acquisition of RAI. Won the Innovator of the Year award in 2015, selected from among all RAI's outside consultants and service providers.
Thermo-Essence Technologies (T.E.T.) is a non-funded start-up company that develops, and sells innovative and effective vaporizers that are used as alternatives to smoking. T.E.T. is, fundamentally, a harm reduction company that focuses on translating the current best science into successful commercial products. In addition to being co-inventor of the core technologies, I also lead the design, development, and distribution of over 20 commercial products. T.E.T. distributes vaporizers globally. T.E.T. is a US manufacturer and is located in San Carlos, California. More information on T.E.T. can be found at Tech Crunch company profile
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Bench to Bedside Medical Device and Design Program; The Bench to Bedside Medical Device Concept and Design program provided a competitive opportunity for medical students, engineering students, and business students to develop a medical device concept or to develop a concept for a novel improvement of a current medical device. I developed the program from concept through execution. Over 80 medical, bioengineering, and business students participated in the program, and 50 advisors from the School’s of Medicine, Engineering, Business, as well as private industry worked directly with the student teams. I raised $250,000 in funding to provide support for the program we had 7 of a total of 14 student teams awarded $70,000 for continued development of their novel technology. In addition 14 provisional patents were filed by the University of Utah Technology Commercialization office from Intellectual Property generated from the students participating in the program. More information at I am featured in the video.
The purpose of the BioInnovate program is to provide a unique opportunity for resident physicians, bioengineering graduate students, and medical students at the University of Utah to design and develop new medical devices and technology while earning an MS in Bioengineering in a single year. This new program, which started in July, 2011 aims to provide a comprehensive biomedical device design training program through the use of a multidisciplinary, hands-on teaching approach in classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings. Students from engineering, medicine, business, and law backgrounds are trained in clinical problem identification, medical device innovation, and commercial translation; all within the regulatory framework of the FDA. Students immerse themselves within clinical environments and learn to observe procedures, the utilization of medical devices, and interact with patients and clinicians to uncover unmet clinical needs. Students then translate these unmet needs into medical device concepts that are refined for commercial potential. More information at
Apex Vapor (AV) technology served as the foundation for Thermo-Essence Technologies. AV was started to develop new vaporizer technology that resulted in a safer and more effective commercially available electronic cigarette. When AV was founded, all electronic cigarette technology was Chinese, and all of these products were imported, of questionable quality, and largely ineffective as pulmonary drug delivery device. AV developed a novel and fully American made electronic cigarette that is both safer, and more effective. AV’s safe atomizer technology is currently being used by over 10 thousand customers who are no longer smoking, and has defined a new standard for safety, and performance in the industry. The University of Naples in a smoking cessation trial being conducted by Dr. Dr. Nicola Gianmarco Ponsillo is also using AV vaporizers with their trial patients. Apex Vapor and T.E.T. are also notable for several industry leading technological firsts.
InnoVapor is a small company initially founded to evaluate Electronic Cigarettes and similar technology as potential alternatives to tobacco smoking. I established a partnership with the first European manufacturer of the nicotine liquids used in these devices. InnoVapor is a company that has always been extremely customer centric. This has provided an extremely useful resource as we have continued to advance the technology, based on direct feedback from the consumer. InnoVapor developed several new products working with manufacturers in China in 2008-2009. This experience lead to the development of Apex Vapor L.L.C. and the resulting direct vaporizer manufacturing capabilities here in the USA. InnoVapor continues to serve as a distribution outlet for T.E.T.
While completing my undergraduate education at Boise State University I was hired to teach a general chemistry laboratory course. The average class size was 25 students. My responsibilities included setting up and facilitating the experiments, lecturing, lab safety, grading, and holding office hours.
While at Boise State University I was responsible for the oversight of seven student researchers and all aspects of their respective projects. Additionally, I was in charge of training the research students on how to operate the various instruments as well as how to follow proper documentation and safety protocols. I also coordinated joint research efforts conducted with the Departments of Physics and Engineering. The research group worked on a variety of projects with funding from the NIH (pass through from Potential Pharmaceuticals), the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Agency.
I have worked on several research projects in the area of micro-electrochemical sensors. We developed a novel sensor technology for the sub-parts per million detection of uranium and plutonium in water for the National Nuclear Security Administration. I was extensively involved with the development of that new technology during my two years working with Dr. Russell. I also worked in a joint project with the Department of Physics to developer a "lab on a chip" protein-sensing array using an electrochemical sensor.
The evolution of vape technology has led to the creation of new products and the increasing popularity of vaping. From the cigalike to the box mod, the form of vaping has changed. However, product form does not coincide with the evolution of technology. Nevertheless, here is the vape technology evolution.
First-generation e-cigarettes were basic, as they didn’t allow users to adjust the power output to the coils. With the push of a button, the battery heated the e-liquid and transformed it into vapor.
Second-generation vapes introduced variable wattage and voltage technology, allowing users to adjust their coils’ power output to taste their preferred flavor.
These devices became more user-friendly and made the process of vaping safer. These devices’ chipsets read the coils’ resistance and calculate the power output to provide a personalized experience. The simplicity of variable power output has made it the most popular type of vape technology today.
The third-generation technology included Temperature Control. That means it utilized more advanced chipsets and new types of coil materials.
Moreover, third-generation vape technology utilized resistance-temperature correlation to determine coil temperature. Then detected, coil resistance to eliminate dry hits and reduce possible harm from damaged cotton wicking.
Unfortunately, temperature control is not widely used due to the limited number of available coils and the performance issues caused by the various types of materials used in the production of e-cigarettes.
The fourth generation of e-cigarettes introduced the alternating current mode, allowing users to control the power output to their coils in both directions.
With the upgraded technology, users can now adjust the wattage output and the Hertz frequency. This feature allows them to enjoy a more balanced and accurate power output.
With the ability to adjust the frequency and the power output, users can create a variety of flavors by selecting the appropriate e-liquids and adjusting the frequency. The enhanced heat transfer between the e-liquid and the coils can help improve the taste and extend the life of the device.
Studies have shown that alternating current modes can extend the life of the device by reducing the carbon buildup and increasing the saturation of the coils.
In 2019, there were around 23.6 million new cancer cases and approximately 10 million deaths globally, a 26.3% increase from the previous year. The rise of COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the lives of cancer patients. Due to the limited resources available to treat the disease, many patients have had their diagnoses delayed.
As the pandemic has started to subside, global communities are re-prioritizing the quality of cancer care and treatment. Here are the latest innovations revolutionizing cancer treatment.
The development of precision medicine is a new approach to treating cancer. Genetic sequencing, which can identify genetic variations in the body, can guide the treatment and diagnosis of patients.
The development of precision medicine is a new weapon for both patients and doctors. It can help them improve the quality of their lives by reducing the time it takes to diagnose and treat cancer.
Through AI, risk profiling can be performed on patients to identify potential cancer cases. It can also analyze X-rays to determine cancer in individuals who might not have the necessary resources.
AI is expected to play a vital role in reducing the burden of cancer in the population with poor access to high-quality care. It can also help pave the way for the development of AI-based technologies that can improve the efficiency of healthcare.
Currently, the primary method of diagnosing cancer is by performing a biopsy, which involves removing a portion of the body. However, this procedure is usually performed on a surgical basis. A liquid biopsy is a less invasive method that can be used for testing blood samples for signs of the disease. Another innovation that can be used for this is a synthetic biopsy, which can force cancer cells to self-destruct.
A new treatment for patients with leukemia called CAR-T-cell therapy has been shown to stimulate the body’s immune system to hunt down and kill cancer cells. This method involves removing and altering the genetically modified T cells from patients. These modified cells then produce specific proteins known as CARs, which can destroy cancer cells.
According to scientists at Cambridge University Hospitals, the data collected from 12,000 patients’ cancer cells has revealed new information about the causes of the disease. Through the analysis of genetic information, doctors can identify the various mutations that contribute to the development of the disease—for instance, exposure to smoking or UV light or internal malfunctions in cells.
As more states legalize the use of marijuana, it’s easier for people to access its benefits. However, it can also create negative reactions, from landlords who might see a whiff of marijuana in their tenants’ rooms or people who can’t take the smell anymore.
One of the most important factors people should consider when it comes to marijuana is the quality of its vaporization. This is because, unlike other forms of marijuana, vaporizing can get you high while reducing the amount of product you use. Nevertheless, here are some of the best weed vaporizers on the market.
The compact and easy-to-use model known as the Pax 3 is an excellent choice for people new to using marijuana. Its single-button design and the built-in Android app allow users to heat a strain to a specific temperature. Its 10-year warranty is also one of the best in the market.
Magic Flight Launch Box
It’s made by local artisans in California and is also made from renewable and natural materials. It’s a great product that provides a unique experience compared to other devices in the market. Its ability to get high and offer a different flavor makes it a great addition to any home.
Storz and Bickel Mighty
The Bickel and Storz Mighty is an excellent alternative to the Volcano Hybrid because it features a built-in LED screen that allows users to control its temperature. Its ability to provide consistent vaporization from the first draw makes it an ideal choice. It has 500 positive reviews and is rated five stars for its exceptional performance.
G Pen Roam
The G Pen Roam is a great alternative for people new to using marijuana and who want to avoid breaking a concentrate vaporizer made of glass. Its compact size and spill-proof design make it an ideal choice for those who are looking for a portable device. Its LED screen and sturdy travel case also make it a perfect choice.
The XVape Starry is a great choice for people new to using marijuana and who want to avoid breaking a concentrate vaporizer made of glass. Its compact size and spill-proof design make it an ideal choice for those who are looking for a portable device. Its high-quality materials and price make it one of the best conduction vapes.
Although many believe that the federal ban on marijuana will eventually be lifted in the US, it is still unclear when this will happen. For thousands of years, marijuana has been used for therapeutic purposes. Physicians first used it in Europe during the mid-19th century. It was then brought to the US Pharmacopeia in 1851.
In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt. This law made it illegal to possess and use marijuana in the US. It also required people to have a tax stamp to purchase marijuana. This requirement made it difficult for individuals to avoid illicit activity.
The legal status of marijuana will eventually allow the industry to evolve into three lanes: adult use, medical marijuana, and wellness. In the next few years, the pharmaceutical industry will be able to capitalize on the growing demand for medical marijuana by developing new drug delivery systems and plant-based formulations. Developing new drug formulations is expected to be significantly faster through the combined knowledge and resources of the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries.
In the global end of prohibition, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to be a significant contributor to the development of the medical marijuana industry. According to estimates, the annual sales of medical marijuana in the US are expected to reach $13.1 billion by 2025.
Currently, multiple pharmaceutical companies are developing new drug formulations based on a psychoactive substance known as cannabinoids. Epidiolex is a plant-based medication that is used to treat severe epilepsy. Unlike other drugs that contain THC, which has psychoactive effects, this product does not include the chemical. It is a cannabidiol oral solution.
The knowledge gained from the traditional cannabis industry can be used to improve the efficiency of the operations of the medical marijuana industry. Although the regulations will change when more pharmaceutical companies enter the field, the experience gained from the industry is valuable and adaptable.
Due to the increasing number of studies on the efficacy and safety of medical marijuana, many pharmaceutical companies are now working on developing new drug formulations designed to improve their products’ efficiency.
New technologies are allowing pharmaceutical companies to improve the accuracy of the medical marijuana dose. These new methods are designed to enhance the balance between the psychoactive and therapeutic effects.
Although blockchain technology is currently being used in the pharmaceutical industry, it is not yet widely used in medical marijuana. Its ability to analyze the data on the various strains used in the production of medical marijuana can ensure that the product is of the highest quality.
The industry’s future is bright due to the increasing number of industry knowledge assets integrated into the blockchain.
A medical marijuana card in many states requires a one-on-one meeting with a healthcare professional. Patients must typically complete and sign a Healthcare Professional Certification form to be considered for the program. This process can be the most challenging part of the process.
Contrary to popular belief, patients are not being prescribed medical marijuana. The healthcare professional merely confirms that the patient has a valid medical condition. Here are ten tips for talking to your healthcare professional about medical cannabis certification:
Learn Essential Information Behind Cannabis
Before your appointment, you’ll need to learn about the various components of cannabis, such as its endocannabinoid system and CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Understand Different Forms of Medicating
Medical marijuana can be consumed in various ways, such as oral, inhalation, topicals, and transdermals. There are varying pros and cons associated with each.
Learn About How it Will Improve Your Condition
Look through the literature for credible sources that support the use of medical marijuana. Many online medical journals carry articles supporting the use of marijuana for specific needs.
Express You Know Longer Want to Rely on Prescription Drugs
It’s essential to consider using medical marijuana as a first-line treatment for certain conditions, such as cancer. It’s proven safer than opioids.
Inform them of the Safety of Cannabis
Unlike other prescription drugs, marijuana doesn’t have many side effects. It’s also regarded as one of the safest substances to consume.
Ask them to Withhold Negative Opinions
Despite the various advantages of medical marijuana, it’s not widely accepted by the healthcare industry. Some professionals rely on personal convictions instead of scientific evidence.
Strategically Ask for Certification
Don’t just ask your doctor to complete the certification for medical marijuana. Instead, start talking about the substance itself.
If you’ve successfully used medical marijuana to treat your condition, be open and honest with your healthcare professional.
Journal Your Cannabis Use
Keep a journal of your use, including the dosage and strains. This will allow the healthcare professional to review your experience.
Request Another Professional Opinion
If the healthcare professional is not comfortable with completing the certification process, ask to be referred to another healthcare professional.
One of the most popular ways to consume marijuana is through a vape pen due to its ease of use and portability. However, there are some things that you should consider when it comes to using this device.
In this article, we’ll discuss what you should know about the various components of a vape pen and how you can improve your safety experience.
The Basic of Batteries and Cartridges
To turn on the v1, remove the screws from the cartridge and press the beaker button five times.
The v1 has three different heat settings set by the other colors. To change the setting, press the button three times. The resulting color will vary along with the setting.
Some consumers prefer the considerable cloud experience, while others prefer to use our delightful concentrates. Medium heat draws are ideal for the health of your cartridge and the absorption of cannabinoids.
Basics of Using the Vape
The v1 is powered by its button-fired design, which allows it to engage the heating element and vaporize the contents of the cartridge. For the best experience, hold the button for half a second and start vaping. You can also release the button several seconds before your hit ends.
The button doesn’t require holding it for several seconds during a draw, as the warmed oil will automatically enter the chamber once the cartridge firing has completed. By releasing the button before the end of your draw, you can prevent the oil and other components from getting stuck in the tank.
Taking the Hit
Since the device is vaporizing and extracting more oil simultaneously, it doesn’t require much airflow to produce a clean, solid hit. This is because the device is not demanding much enthusiasm to achieve a clean, solid hit. The more significant, more aggressive pulls produced by the vape pen can deliver a harsher impact on the lungs and heighten the risk of a clog.
Troubleshooting Any Clogs
If you frequently use an excessively high heat setting, your vape pen might experience a problem with its cartridge. A warming function built into the v1 can help remove the blockage, but this should only be used to clear it. Pre-heating the oil is unnecessary, as it can cause additional damage and prolong the hit.
If the issue is severe, a more involved solution might be needed. A straightforward way to clear the oil buildup in the vapor shaft is by running a toothpick down the side of the cartridge.
It is always good to appreciate those around us, especially our loved ones for being a strong support system. Though one can give gifts without considering the receiver’s interest, it is always better to heed their preferences. This way, the giver is sure that what they are gifting will be highly useful to the receiver. For cannabis enthusiasts, they are often on the lookout for the best cannabis-related products. Therefore if one opts to gift a loved one who loves smoking weed, they should consider these five cannabis gifts.
Cannabis users and enthusiasts often purchase bongs. The reason being is that it serves as a perfect way to facilitate cannabis inhalation. Furthermore, it adds an excellent flavor to the smoke, making the taste exquisite and smooth. When purchasing a bong, one should ensure they buy a decent product to not have one that is anything less than good.
Another best gift for cannabis lovers is a grinder. Be it cannabis buds or marijuana; one should ensure they grind them into smaller particles or granules to be inhaled in the form of smoke. The smaller the particle of cannabis is, the more the potency and, thereby, the better to be enjoyed.
A vaporizer is a form of drug inhaler or smoking accessory and is quite beneficial. This is because it releases the active ingredient in cannabis without burning the buds and thereby releasing harmful smoke.
Gifting cannabis lovers rolling papers can be a good idea. This is because it will allow them to enjoy the fun of rolling weed in and smoking it alone without having to share. Rolling papers come with different designs, shapes, and sizes for one to choose from.
Another cannabis gift that can be given to a lover of marijuana is storage jars. This is because it will give them the freedom to store their weed in the safest and most convenient way. Storage jars keep the weed flower fresh for long and ensure it doesn’t lose its flavor.
A lighter is an essential accessory to have when one wants to smoke weed. It serves as the ignition source for one to ignite their weed. Thus if one opts to gift a cannabis lover, a lighter is sure to be of great use.
Insurance companies use an insurance score to determine what risk they are taking and how much they will charge us when we want to buy them a policy. It determines how likely you are to file a claim or file a lawsuit.
Insurance Score Origins
The Fair Isaac Corporation developed the first insurance score in 1956. It was called the FICO score because Fair Isaac Corporation was known as Fair Credit Corporation in the 1950s.
The Internal Revenue Service initially used the FICO score to determine if an individual should pay taxes. Employers, credit card companies, lenders, and other businesses can use the FICO score to assess risk and propose acceptable financing terms.
Insurance companies use insurance scores to assess the risk posed by individuals about to claim insurance coverage. The higher the score, the greater the chance you will need to file a claim to receive coverage.
An insurance score typically contains information about several factors affecting your likelihood of making an insurance claim. These factors include gender, driving record, credit report, and location. Most insurance companies use a combination of these factors to compute an insurance score.
How Is An Insurance Score Calculated?
There are two different ways that insurance companies can compute your insurance score. Insurance scores can either be calculated by a formula, or they can be a number that is assigned to you by an insurance company employee.
The insurance score will reflect how likely you are to file a claim and how much risk you pose to the company as its client. If a formula computes your insurance score, it will be based on statistics that compare similar individuals in the same area and with similar characteristics.
If an insurance agent assigns your insurance score, it will probably be based on factors that reflect your current trend of making claims or factors directly related to you. These factors may include your gender, credit report, using the insurance for your car, home, life, and where you live.
For example, if an agent believes that particular sex is more likely to file a claim than another sex, they may assign you a higher insurance score if you are of that sex. The formula is one way the insurance company can compute an insurance score. The insurance company will first calculate your insurance score by surveying your personal information to determine how likely you will file a claim.
Companies can use insurance scores to determine the risk they are taking by insuring you. If the company is a reasonable risk, it will not have to charge you a high insurance premium. Instead, it will receive a lower compensation from another company which will have to charge you a higher premium.
The number of marijuana smokers has been rising for the last decade. As more and more states legalize the use of cannabis, use for medicinal purposes has increased. With so many people smoking cannabis, there was bound to be an innovation in meeting out its effects to those who want it most without smoking it.
The first cannabis vape cartridge was introduced in 2007 to deliver THC oils and extracts in an easy-to-use cartridge that replaced bulky, hard-to-manage vaporizers or e-cigarette systems. The industry has come a long way, and they’re more advanced than ever before in vaporization. Here are the current top vape cartridges.
V2 Platinum Vaporizer
The V2 Platinum Vaporizer is, without a doubt, one of the most popular cannabis vaporizers on the market right now. It delivers exceptional quality in an easy-to-use design perfect for those who want more than just flavor. The amount of heat generated by this vape cartridge is almost like using a cheap e-cigarette. The powerful output it provides, coupled with its efficiency and reliability, makes it a top contender in the best cannabis vape cartridges of 2022.
Atmos Smoke Cartridge
The Atmos Smoke Cartridge is a high-quality, rechargeable cannabis cartridge that delivers a great flavor. It’s small in size, meaning it can easily fit into a purse or pocket without any hassle. The vape cartridge comes with an auto-shutoff timer that’s easy to use and ensures that you won’t be using too much cannabis at one time. The Atmos Smoke Cartridge is perfect for those who want the ease of a smoke cartridge without compromising on flavor or efficiency.
Dr. Dabber Ghost Vaporizer
The Dr. Dabber Ghost Vaporizer is one of the smaller vape cartridges on the market, and it’s easy to conceal. It delivers a potent punch that can send you flying if you’re not ready for it. Two different temperature settings make this vape cartridge the perfect choice for people who want to get high right away in less than ten seconds – that’s how fast it heats up and starts to deliver.
VaporFi Rocket 3 Vaporizer
The Rocket 3 Vaporizer from VaporFi is a cannabis vape cartridge that offers more than flavor and efficiency. It features two different atomizers for those who want to get high without the added flavors. The first one is designed for high-powered hits, and the second is an all-natural atomizer that doesn’t add any flavors. If you’re looking for a good mix of flavors and good quality hits, this vaporizer is it.
Telehealth has had a monumental impact on mental health accessibility. With many individuals suffering from some form of mental illness and a shortage of psychiatrists in clinics, it is not surprising that telehealth has become an imperative service. Telehealth allows those who may otherwise not be able to receive care the opportunity to do so.
Many people prefer online visits because of the convenience. If your child is suffering from an illness, you can log into their account and see their vitals, and they don’t have to be in the same room as a nurse or doctor. This allows parents to be at home with their children and still get the care they need.
In addition to being more convenient, telehealth has resulted in fewer missed medical appointments. Telehealth allows individuals to schedule appointments with ease, which helps prevent the high rate of missed medical appointments. This significantly impacts those suffering from chronic illnesses who may have trouble keeping their appointments due to illness-related fatigue or pain.
Health Care Professionals
Telehealth also has implications for mental healthcare providers and their practice. It allows the doctor to spend more time with patients because of fewer cancellations and a higher number of patients seen per day.
Telehealth also provides an avenue to gather a greater understanding of patient needs. The patient can answer questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of the illness and provide feedback on their experience with the visit. This allows a doctor to determine if they are giving the proper care or if they need to develop a new plan of care.
Psychologists provide education to students and parents alike through the use of telehealth. Many students receiving treatment from psychologists need therapy to help with school issues. Telehealth allows them to get the help they need for school problems and mental illness through video conferencing and other technological means.
Cost & Distance
Telehealth also benefits those who cannot afford a therapist or prefer therapy online rather than in person. Online therapy allows patients to receive and give feedback on their treatment plan, communicate with their therapist, and continue working on issues without leaving the comfort of their own homes.
Telehealth allows individuals to get the care they need and the therapy benefits even when they live in remote areas. This allows those who cannot afford a therapist to benefit from therapy online, but it also allows those with severe mental illnesses to receive telehealth treatment at home.
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Medical marijuana is becoming a more popular treatment for cancer symptoms. While it is not a cure for cancer, cannabis has been shown to help with various issues that come along with the disease. This includes pain relief, nausea relief, and appetite stimulation. This article will discuss the benefits of medical marijuana for cancer patients and how you can get started using it as a treatment option.
1) Pain Relief
One of the most common reasons people use medical marijuana is pain relief. Cancer patients often experience pain as a side effect of their disease or treatment. Cannabis can help to relieve this pain, both physically and emotionally.
Cannabis is an effective analgesic, meaning it can help to decrease or eliminate pain. It can benefit patients who do not respond well to traditional pain medications. Cannabis is also a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the body.
2) Nausea Relief
Many cancer patients experience nausea and vomiting due to their disease or treatment. This can be extremely debilitating and interfere with daily life. Cannabis has been shown to help relieve these symptoms in many patients.
Cannabis helps to reduce nausea and vomiting by acting on the receptors in the brain that control nausea and vomiting.
3) Appetite Stimulation
Cancer patients often lose weight due to their disease or the side effects of treatment. This can be dangerous and lead to health problems. Cannabis has been shown to help stimulate the appetite in many cancer patients, helping them gain back the weight they have lost.
Cannabis does this by activating the receptors in the brain that control hunger and appetite.
4) Other Benefits
Cannabis has also been shown to help with other issues that cancer patients often experience, such as anxiety and depression. It can help to calm the mind and relieve stress. Cannabis is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which can help fight off cancer’s adverse effects on the body.
If you consider using medical marijuana to treat your cancer symptoms, speak with your doctor. They can help you find the right cannabis product and dosage for you. You can also find a dispensary near you that will be able to help you get started on using medical marijuana as a treatment for cancer.
If you are interested in using medical marijuana to treat your cancer symptoms, talk to your doctor. They can help you find a cannabis dispensary near you and provide guidance on using it as a treatment option. Medical marijuana is not suitable for everyone, but it may be the right choice.
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Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is one of the most misunderstood plants in the world today. It has been extremely difficult to study because it has been illegal for many, many years now. However, thanks to the hard work of scientists and doctors over the past few decades, we know more about cannabis than ever before. The following are just a few of those little-known facts about cannabis!
It has medicinal benefits
There are numerous studies that prove cannabis has medicinal benefits. From chronic pain relief to helping with insomnia, cannabis is a natural alternative for many illnesses and diseases.
There are more than 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human body. Cannabinoid marijuana is a term that refers to using the whole, unprocessed plant, whereas marijuana more generally refers to a product containing THC and other components of cannabis. Scientists have discovered that there are currently more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis.
It acts as both a relaxation and invigorating stimulant
This is one of the many paradoxes that exist regarding cannabis. It can relax and sedate one in certain doses while at the same time increasing one’s energy and focus in other doses. This is because cannabinoids (the chemicals within cannabis) interact with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which also cause these contradictory effects.
Not all weed gets one high
One of the most common misconceptions about marijuana is that it makes one high. There are actually many strains available today that have negligible THC levels and can therefore be used to treat a number of medical conditions without the psychoactive effects.
It has lots of nicknames
Cannabis goes by a ton of nicknames, although these have been somewhat lessened in recent years. Some of the most common names include weed, pot, grass, ganja, and many others.
It’s been around for a long time
Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for more than 10,000 years. It first originated in Asia before making its way to Africa and Europe.
Cannabis can be eaten raw
Most people typically smoke or vape cannabis; however, it can also be eaten raw. Because of the lack of psychoactive effects from using this method, many people prefer to mix it into a smoothie or juice for a more pleasant taste.
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It may come as a surprise to many that three out of five employees in the workplace have never talked about their mental health concerns with co-workers. While mental health coverage has increased over the years, workers simply do not take advantage of their help. Unfortunately, mental health problems cause over 200 million workdays to be lost every year. Companies that can address this swiftly will find happier employees - employees less likely to miss out on work.
Growing Mental Health Concerns
When questioned, less than half of all workers felt that their mental health was prioritized in the workplace. Fewer workers saw their company superiors as advocates for mental health awareness. According to the CDC, mental health and the stress it causes negatively affect employees in various ways, such as productivity in the workplace, communication with co-workers, and how the individual engages with their workload.
So what does the workforce need in today’s mental health awareness age? The CDC has stated that mental health promotion programs have an excellent, successful track record, particularly when combined with physical and mental health interventions. They have discovered that the workplace is ideal for creating an atmosphere of good health, both psychological and physical, as there are already healthy communication structures in place.
Promoting Mental Health
There are multiple ways that employers can make the mental health of their employees a priority. By offering various incentives that reinforce healthy behaviors and social support networks for those who need them, employers can show their employees that their ongoing mental health is an essential factor to them.
Employers may offer the following when they wish to make mental health awareness a topic of discussion:
1. Free or subsidized depression screenings from licensed mental health professionals
2. Health self-assessment tools that will assist employees with their mental health status
3. Low or no-cost health insurance that provides mental health counseling services and prescription medications for depression and anxiety
4. Free or low-cost self-management programs or counseling sessions
5. The creation of quiet spaces in the workplace for relaxation activities
6. Workshops that address mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety, along with the tools needed to manage these symptoms
7. The opportunity for workers to have a clearer say concerning the various workplace issues that cause the most stress
With better mental health policies in place in the workplace, employers can help employees enhance their productivity while decreasing stress levels. As health promotion programs continue to be a success, employers need to recognize the many benefits of these programs.
Chronic inflammation is a growing concern for medical professionals around the world. Many of the most common conditions that people suffer from are linked to chronic inflammation. This includes conditions such as arthritis and back pain. It can also have issues with the bowels and heart problems.
Conditions like Alzheimer's have also been linked to the problem of chronic inflammation. Given this fact, successfully relieving inflammation can benefit patients who suffer from these medical conditions. One of the most promising treatments for inflammation that is gaining increased favor is cannabis. It is worth taking a look at how cannabis has the potential to make a difference for those suffering from chronic inflammation.
Cannabis Could Bring Inflammation Relief That Improves Quality of Life
Studies have demonstrated that cannabis can provide inflammation relief. It can also help with many conditions that are tied to chronic inflammation. Adding cannabinoids into one's daily routine can deliver relief of inflammation and relief from the symptoms of inflammation-associated conditions.
Cannabis Holds a Lot of Promise for the Treatment of Joint Pain
Inflamed joints cause many problems that include making it difficult to exercise correctly. The anti-inflammatory capabilities of cannabis could be part of the solution for some patients dealing with these inflammation issues. The joint pain relief that cannabis can provide allows people to do things they had previously found difficult.
Cannabis Could Be Helpful for Those Suffering From Bowel Issues
The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis could be a game-changer for many who suffer from inflammatory bowel conditions such as Chrohn's Disease. Some studies show a positive link between using cannabis and a reduction in the symptoms of Crohn's.
A Treatment With Fewer Side Effects
It is no secret that many anti-inflammatory and steroid inflammation treatments end up carrying unwanted side effects with them. One of the things that have helped cannabis gain increased favor for the treatment of inflammation is that it does not have many severe adverse side effects. Beyond issues like dry mouth and the potential to feel hungry, the side effects of cannabis are much less than many current treatments used to battle inflammation.
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It has been almost two decades since the first vaping technologies emerged on the market. Since then, this technology has continued to improve and evolve, bringing us to the devices more commonly seen and understood today.
The first e-cigarette was developed in 2003 by Hon Lik. However, it is worth mentioning that the concept has been around far longer. Credit for the idea should go to Joseph Robinson, who filed a patent for the ‘eclectic vaporizer’ in 1927. The core concept isn’t far off from what we have today, though the technology supporting it has undoubtedly changed over the years.
Not counting those first ideas stemming from the 1920s, the first generation of vapes arrived in the early 2000s. Hon Lik’s creation was the first successful vape of its kind, though it was disposable – not rechargeable. Nor could this vape be refilled.
The first generation of vapes came in three pieces: the flavor cartridge, the battery, and the atomizer. Later, specific designs would slim it down to a two-part system.
The second generation brought about vape pens, which had better technology, improving on the flaws of the previous generation. Better yet, these versions were both rechargeable and refillable. Likewise, these devices contained a chip to help prevent overheating.
The design of these second-generation vapes allowed for open vape systems, which allowed for a removable (and cleanable) mouthpiece and clearomizer. The clearomizer required certain additions, such as a wicking material and atomizer coil, but did allow for consumers to see the liquid levels.
Next came the third generation: MODs, or modifieds. These models were more efficient, with better battery life and higher levels of control. Additionally, users could control the temperature, airflow, wattage, and voltage.
The fourth generation is the most modern thus far. This generation marks a new flow in creative designs, all of which seek to solve different problems within the vaping industry.
Most of the designs out there are more advanced versions of MODs. They offer high levels of control, recharging and refilling capabilities, and more. Furthermore, many of these designs provide the option of holding more liquid. This results in a higher quality experience overall.
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When people hear the words ‘ self-care,’ they tend to picture specific images: a spa day or relaxing on the couch with a nice glass of wine. However, self-care can have many meanings, depending on the person.
Self-care is all about taking care of oneself and their mental health. This means doing what it takes to balance physical and mental needs, such as sleeping through the night, taking a moment to breathe deeply, and following up with basic medical needs (attending yearly physicals, etc.).
In other words, exercising self-care is deciding to put one’s health and care first. As people vary drastically from one to the next, needs and wants can likewise vary. What is good for one’s mental health may not work for everyone else.
Self Care & Cannabis
Experts have long advised patients to practice the art of self-care. In more recent years, some experts have been encouraging the use of cannabis to manage self-care. According to Dr. Genester Wilson-King, cannabis can help with many different forms of self-care, including REM sleeping and healing.
The effect cannabis has on REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cannot be ignored, as this is seen as a natural way to encourage sleep. Many medicinal alternatives don’t affect REM in the same way. One can opt for cannabis or CBD to help with sleeping concerns. And thankfully, this is now easier than ever in many states, as cannabis becomes legalized around the country.
Cannabis can play a role in many different self-care routines. For those looking for a relaxing evening, there are cannabis bath products. These offer the same anti-inflammation benefits that cannabis has always promised.
The term self-care seems to most commonly arise when discussing mental health, especially for those that suffer from anxiety. A 2010 study found that CBD oil had a positive effect on anxiety, with new studies supporting this conclusion.
To put it simply, those suffering from anxiety should consider some form of cannabis treatment when creating a self-care routine. There are plenty of options, from CBD to edibles and everything in between, so it is possible to find the perfect solution for your individual needs.
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When it comes to indulging in cannabis, there are several methods for people to enjoy. Two of the most commonly known methods are smoking and vaping.
Smoking and vaping are both methods of consuming nicotine, but there are some critical differences between the two. By understanding the differences between smoking and vaping, the user can decide which method is suitable.
Vaping Gives A Cleaner High Than Smoking
There are many reasons why vaping is a preferred method of consumption for marijuana instead of smoking it. One important reason is that vaping provides a cleaner high than smoking.
Vaping eliminates any potential chemicals, providing a cleaner and healthier high. Another reason why vaping is considered better than smoking is that there are no carcinogens in vaping smoke, making the experience safer and healthier.
How Smoking And Vaping Affect Your Health
Vaping has not yet been linked to any known adverse health effects. However, this is not the same with traditional smoking (of nicotine). Of course, further evidence shows that vaping may have its own set of side effects, but so far, there are no conclusive findings that prove it one way or another.
On the other hand, smoking gets linked to many health problems; some problems have been identified. Cigarette smoking kills 480,000 people every year in the US alone, as per a CDC Report. As for vaping, it does not involve combustion, so there is no carbon monoxide getting produced from it. The carbon monoxide produced leads to a higher risk of heart disease and lung cancer with smoking.
The Amount Of THC Enters The Bloodstream
When a person smokes marijuana, it immediately enters their lungs and bloodstream. When smoking, marijuana gets exposed to heat, which causes it to release its psychoactive chemicals quickly. However, when a person vapes marijuana, it does not contact heat until it reaches their lungs. It means that there is a delay in how long it takes for the THC to enter the bloodstream, and as a result, the high from vaping lasts longer than from smoking.
In general, vaping is the safer alternative. But whether it is entirely safe or not, time will tell. For that reason, many experts recommend smokers try vaping as a transition method before trying to quit smoking altogether.
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The medical field has seen some incredible technological advancements in recent years. From 3D printing of organs to bionic eyes, doctors can now offer patients treatments and procedures that were once only imagined in science fiction movies. This article will explore some of the most groundbreaking medical technologies currently being developed or used in hospitals and clinics worldwide.
Nanomedicine is a field of science that involves nanotechnology to diagnose and treat diseases. Nanotechnology manipulates matter on an atomic or molecular scale, and nanomedicine uses this technology to target diseased cells and tissues. One example of nanomedicine in action is nanoparticle therapy, which involves nanoparticles to deliver drugs and other treatments directly to cancer cells. This approach is less invasive than traditional chemotherapy, and it can also be more effective in targeting tumors.
The catalyst for AI, Big Data, and IoT is the 5G network. The fifth-generation wireless network is up to 100 times faster than the current standard, and it will allow for a whole new level of connectivity between devices. This increased bandwidth will be instrumental in developing smart hospitals and clinics. For example, doctors can use augmented reality to view medical images or information from anywhere in the hospital. And patients will be able to access their health data from home or on the go.
Telemedicine is the use of technology to provide medical care from a distance. This can include things like videoconferencing consultations with doctors, sending patient data electronically, or using smart devices to track health and wellness. Telemedicine has already been shown to effectively treat patients in remote areas or those unable to travel for medical care. And with the advent of fifth-generation wireless networks, it is poised to become even more widespread in the coming years.
Pacemakers are medical devices used to treat arrhythmia, a condition in which the heart beats too fast or too slow. Remote monitoring of pacemakers was hectic in the past, but recently it has become much easier with technological advancements. Bluetooth connectivity can be a life-changer for pacemaker patients. Nowadays, with the help of a smartphone application, they can send data from their device to their doctor in real-time. This allows doctors to diagnose and treat problems before they become serious.
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