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Navigating Addiction Where Nothing is “Normal”

Navigating Addiction Where Nothing is “Normal”

February 13, 2021

 

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Dr. David Kushner, the Medical Director at BRIGHTSIDE Clinic where he has treated hundreds of patients with Opioid Use Disorder joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. David Kushner discuss the following:

  1. What led you specifically to addiction medicine?
  2. Substance abuse is surrounded by stigma, still, today. What is the number one thing you want people to know about those you help?
  3. Fighting addiction is difficult in a "normal" world, but what about now? How has your mission changed? How have you shifted gears since the pandemic began?
  4. For those who are maybe struggling right now and want to seek treatment, what is the first step they should take? What is your advice to them and/or their loved ones?
  5. If you could give our listeners three pieces of advice and/or recommendations, what would they be?
  6. What have you learned about yourself and/or your colleagues during this time?

TIP: A physician’s skills and knowledge will always be needed, but medicine is rapidly changing like many other industries. Providers cannot rest on their experience and credentials and allow their ego to demand patients be the only ones to change. Cutting edge is no longer just knowledge and new protocols or techniques; it is flexibility in how patients can access you, and understanding how patients and the world have changed leading to reinvention and innovation of the modern medical practice.


Dr. David Kushner is the Medical Director at BRIGHTSIDE Clinic where he has treated hundreds of patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Board-certified in Addiction Medicine, Dr. Kushner is known for his cutting edge, patient-centered, collaborative approach in addressing this challenging, yet treatable condition. Dr. Kushner received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, a medical degree from Midwestern University and is a graduate of the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

 

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Website: brightsideclinic.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/BrightsideClinic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrightsideClnic
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/brightside-clinic

Michael and Paul Harney discuss The Hemp Division and CBD

Michael and Paul Harney discuss The Hemp Division and CBD

December 26, 2020

 

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Brothers Michael and Paul Harney, Co-Founders of The Hemp Division, a company committed to crafting the highest quality CBD and Hemp products, all From the Roots Up joins eHealth Radio and the CBD and Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Michael and Paul Harney discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to expand Harney & Sons tea with a division dedicated to Hemp and CBD Products?
  2. How has your experience been farming hemp plants from “the roots up” at the Harney & Sons headquarters?
  3. What are the health benefits of CBD?
  4. What separates The Hemp Division from the pack within the CBD industry?

In 2018, brothers Michael and Paul Harney embarked on a mission: create an all-new, extraordinary fusion of fine tea and premium CBD. Fueled by their 30+ years of combined tea experience, they decided to do it from the roots up and worked with hemp farmers to plant 7000 hemp plants on the Harney & Sons headquarters in Millerton, NY forming their new sister company: The Hemp Division.

Every day brings something new to The Hemp Division. From first planting and tending to drying, extracting, packing, and bottling, every moment goes towards creating great results. The Hemp Division now boasts a lively selection of Tea + CBD blends for all occasions, from hot and iced brews to sparkling beverages. For those who prefer to enjoy THD’s high-quality CBD in other ways, there are also tinctures and bath sundries, all richly infused with their own hemp extractions.

The Hemp Division is committed to crafting the highest quality products, all From the Roots Up.

Drink up and find your own path.

 

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Website: thehempdivision.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/thehempdivision
Instagram: instagram.com/thehempdivision

JanOne, treating the opioid industry and bringing to market drugs with non-addictive pain-relieving properties

JanOne, treating the opioid industry and bringing to market drugs with non-addictive pain-relieving properties

December 11, 2020

 

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Tony Giordano, PhD and Chief Scientific Officer of JanOne (NASDAQ: JAN), which is focused on developing treatments for diseases that cause severe pain joins eHealth Radio and and the Health News and Pain Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tony Giordano, PhD discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how you got interested in reducing the need for opioid prescriptions that led to your involvement with JanOne?
  2. Please give us an overview of JAN101 and its recent developments.
  3. It is estimated that 40% of opioid overdose deaths involve prescription opioids, how is JanOne tackling the issue?
  4. What is Jan’s main focus when treating diseases that cause pain to millions around the world?
  5. Could you please give us some insight on Jan’s treatment for PAD and how PAD can affect patients?

JanOne (NASDAQ: JAN) is focused on developing treatments for diseases that cause severe pain. By alleviating pain at the source, JanOne aims to reduce the need for opioid prescriptions to treat disease-associated pain that can lead to opioid abuse. The company is also exploring solutions for non-addictive pain medications. Its lead candidate JAN101 is for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that affects over 8.5 million Americans. JAN101 demonstrated positive results in a Phase 2a clinical trial, and Phase 2b trials are expected to begin in early 2021. JanOne is dedicated to funding resources toward innovation, technology, and education for PAD, associated vascular conditions and neuropathic pain. JanOne continues to operate its legacy businesses under their current brand names, which are undergoing review to determine appropriate strategic alternatives

 

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Website: https://janone.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/JanOneOfficial 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/janone 
Twitter: twitter.com/JanOne

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Worsening the Opioid Crisis

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Worsening the Opioid Crisis

December 4, 2020

 

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Dr. Joseph DeSanto, an Addiction Specialist with BioCorRx Inc., an addiction treatment solutions company targeting substance use and other related disorders joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joseph DeSanto discuss the following:

  1. How has COVID-19 exasperated the US opioid crisis?
  2. What added factors may cause addicts to relapse during the pandemic?
  3. How has telehealth helped serve the addiction recovery community? Can you tell me how BioCorRx uses telehealth?
  4. What makes the Beat Addiction Recovery Program unique?
  5. With the winter holidays approaching, why are addicts more likely to relapse?
  6. How can family members help loved ones get help and navigate their addiction during these unprecedented times?

Dr. Joseph DeSanto is a Board Certified Addictionologist for DeSanto Clinics and addiction specialist with addiction treatment solutions company, BioCorRx. He has more than 12 years of experience practicing medicine, is a graduate of Lafayette College and attended the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn for his medical school training. He completed his internship and residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to his role with BioCorRx, he serves as a medical consultant for a number of treatment centers in Orange County, CA.

 

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Website: BeatAddiction.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/biocorrxinc 
Facebook: facebook.com/BioCorRx

A Smarter Way to Consume Cannabis

A Smarter Way to Consume Cannabis

September 18, 2020

 

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Izzy Kirsh, founder and CEO of Mode, a company focused on managing cannabis dosing responsibly joins eHealth Radio and the Cannabis & Pain Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Izzy Kirsh discuss the following:

  1. Mode has a disruptive approach to managing cannabis intake, what is your mission?
  2. What is the problem you are solving?
  3. How did you discover the need to manage cannabis intake?
  4. How does Mode work?
  5. How can Mode help those with chronic pain, anxiety or other health related issues?
  6. Where can Mode be purchased?

 

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Izzy Kirsh is Founder and Co-chief Executive Officer of Mode. A serial entrepreneur, designer and inventor, Izzy has more than a decade of experience leading hardware and software engineering, branding and marketing teams across a variety of products and digital properties. Izzy’s past entrepreneurial endeavors include IoT hardware startup, Altitude Co., and travel app, AirportChatter. His inspiration for Mode came after a personal injury highlighted the lack of proper cannabinoid dosing devices. With Mode’s personalized cannabis dosing, Izzy aims to create a healthier, happier and more productive society.

 

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Website: https://mode.co

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/joinmode
Instagram: instagram.com/mode.co
Twitter: twitter.com/JoinMode

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

August 28, 2020

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Dr. Bob Monteverdi, Global Healthcare Solutions Leader for Lenovo Health at Lenovo who is an executive and physician with over three decades of experience across business and healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Technology and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Bob Monteverdi discuss the following:

  1. When we think about bigger picture in healthcare right now, what products does Lenovo have and what do they mean for healthcare providers and patients?
  2. Is Virtual Rounding a solution that will still be relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided?
  3. So, why Lenovo in the healthcare space?
  4. Recently, Dr. Fauci warned that we might be seeing 100K new cases of COVID-19 each day.
  5. How does tele-health and virtual care help minimize these numbers? What results are you seeing from this type of care?

 

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“Dr. Bob” is an executive and physician with three plus decades leading cross-functional business lines, healthcare product management organizations and strategic marketing efforts. His leadership roles have ranged across firms from early stage startups on through major corporate entities that include Thomson Reuters, McKesson, Optum, IBM, and SAS.

During his career he has led numerous efforts in the acute and ambulatory provider markets in addition to driving organizations in the payer, life sciences and pharmacy segments. He is known for his passionate, collaborative and motivational results-driven leadership style, is a graduate of Hofstra University and was in private medical practice in New York State for a decade before embarking on his healthcare information technology career.

At Lenovo, Dr. Bob leads the effort to transform Lenovo Health from a hardware focused entity into providing a broader portfolio of healthcare technology solutions encompassing software and services.

 

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Websites: https://www.lenovo.com/us

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenovoUS 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lenovous 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LenovoVision 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lenovous

Thrive in the new normal post Covid-19 with self hypnosis

Thrive in the new normal post Covid-19 with self hypnosis

July 28, 2020

 

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Christine Deschemin, a certified hypnotherapist and Founder of the Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre in Hong Kong and released the self-hypnosis ap, UpNow and has joined eHealth Radio and the Hypnosis and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christine Deschemin discuss the following:

  1. What got you interested in Hypnotherapy?
  2. What inspired you to create UpNow?
  3. What can be accomplished with Self-Hypnosis?
  4. How does Hypnotherapy work?
  5. How can people access UpNow?

 

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Christine Deschemin is a certified hypnotherapist and Founder of the Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre in Hong Kong and she has recently released the self-hypnosis ap, UpNow.

After a career in aeronautical engineering and finance, she foresaw the increased need for solution-focused wellness, became a certified hypnotherapist and opened the first hypnotherapy center in Hong Kong. Her experience as a fencing athlete led her to fully grasp the importance and power of mindset not only for optimal health but also for performance very early on. In her quest for non-invasive and safe methods for self-improvement, she noticed the growing amount of research pointing to the efficacy of hypnosis for a variety of mental and physical ailments and the increased use of hypnosis by medical practitioners in Europe and the US. This led her to obtain diplomas and certifications in hypnosis and NLP. With a keen interest in resilience, she leverages her experience as an athlete and as a former engineer and banker in high-stress environments with her executives and sports clients.

In March of 2020, she released the UpNow hypnosis app to bring the benefits of self-hypnosis to the fingertips of anyone in need. The self-hypnosis downloads can be accessed online and offline and make the access to mental health aids affordable.

In addition to her many scholastic achievements, Christine Deschemin is fluent in four languages, has a Master of Science from the Ecole Polytechnique (France), and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Website: https://upnow.com

 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/UpNowHypnosis 
Instagram: instagram.com/upnowhypnosis 
Twitter: twitter.com/UpNowHypnosis 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/upnowhypnosis

Fitness Professional Ian Hart on bringing your body back to nature

Fitness Professional Ian Hart on bringing your body back to nature

June 11, 2020

 

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Ian Hart, a fitness expert who has dedicated his life and his career to helping others heal naturally joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ian Hart discuss the following:

  1. What was the inspiration behind writing your new book, Healing Hacks?
  2. What is your favorite actionable idea from the book?
  3. What do you think is the biggest source of misinformation in the traditional medical community?
  4. You talk about the four natural functions of the body in the book and how they can explain a lot about your health. Can you dig into that more?
  5. What can the audience do right now to improve their health naturally?

Ian Hart is a fitness expert who has dedicated his life and his career to helping others heal naturally. He’s the owner of Back Pain Relief4Life—the simplest and most effective way to eliminate back pain naturally and fast—and the co-founder of My Back Pain Coach. He also owns and operates EarthFIT, a top-rated group training facility with three locations. Ian’s work has been featured in Men’s Health Magazine and he’s appeared as a health expert on New York 1 News. In addition to his work, Ian also hosts regular wellness retreats at his treehouse in the Costa Rican rainforest.

 

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Website: https://mybackpaincoach.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/EarthFIT
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ianrhart

Restoring Your Strength With Chil Wellness

Restoring Your Strength With Chil Wellness

April 8, 2020

 

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Kevin DeMeritt, Founder of Chil Wellness, a new generation wellness company with the goal to help others joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kevin DeMeritt discuss the following:

  1. Why did you create Chil Wellness?
  2. Tell us more about the product you named after your daughter – Aspen’s Deep Relief Salve.
  3. How do you know if CBD is working for you?
  4. Stress and anxiety are a big problem in today’s society. Can CBD help?
  5. What do you want people to know about Chil Wellness?

In 1997, Kevin DeMeritt founded Lear Capital, a precious metals company. In 2008 he also co-founded Wilshire Finance Partners, a real estate investment fund, and currently serves as its president.

Mr. DeMeritt holds his Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in business and economics from the University of Montana. He is nationally recognized as an expert on the markets, the economy and geo-political events. As an expert DeMeritt has been a guest commentator on more than 1000 radio and television talk shows.

In 2008, Kevin’s 18 month old daughter, Aspen, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was immediately put on two different medications for the Arthritis and inflammation. One of the medications, methotrexate, is a cancer drug. It is so potent that doctors told his pregnant wife, not to come in contact with the medication because it could affect the health of the baby she carried.

When Kevin heard what this drug could do to his wife and unborn child, he started to research what this drug was doing to his 18-month-old daughter. Seeing the risks, he knew he needed to investigate alternative approaches. Knowing he could not take Aspen off her medication before he found such an alternative, his search began in earnest.

Like a lot of parents, he reached out to Google for help and found oodles of information. He discovered a variety of natural ingredients that showed promise. Arnica, Boswellia and St. John’s Wart were among those products. When rubbed on Aspen’s joints in the right amounts, some relief was achieved. He then heard about CBD and its potential to fight inflation. So why not blend CBD with the other natural ingredients that showed promise and see what happens. The result? Aspen was elated.

The more research he did, the more convinced he became that CBD could be something special. In 2016 a team of lab researchers from the University of Kentucky published the results of their study of CBD for relieving arthritis symptoms in mice in the European Journal of Pain. They concluded that when they induced arthritis into the knee joints of mice and applied a transdermal CBD gel, it reduced the joint swelling. The result was music to his ears.

He began sharing his formulations with others who started to use it for their own aches and pains. Again the results were positive and the requests for more product began to roll in.

Kevin is not a medical professional, just a parent on a mission to help his daughter. He wanted Aspen to have a normal childhood and to run and play with the other kids. The goal was for her to grow up strong and healthy and be able to do whatever she loved in life. The CBD formulas and products he has developed are the radiant outcome of love. He continually seeks out the best ingredients, scientists and technology to get the best results.

His pledge is to be transparent with the ingredients and testing with a:

  • Commitment to use high-quality natural ingredients
  • Purchase ingredients from socially responsible sources
  • Back all products with a 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Today, his daughter is 14 years old and an accomplished athlete with an active and enjoyable lifestyle. He created Chil Wellness as a new-generation wellness company with the goal to help others.

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Website: https://chilwellness.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/cbdchilwellness 
Instagram: instagram.com/chilwellness

Flowly App Eases Coronavirus-Related Anxiety, While Supporting Global Relief Efforts

Flowly App Eases Coronavirus-Related Anxiety, While Supporting Global Relief Efforts

April 3, 2020

 

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Celine Tien is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flowly joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stress Management Channels. The company's app is designed to help manage chronic pain, stress and anxiety.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Celine Tien discuss the following:

  1. What is Flowy’s mission?
  2. How does your app help reduce stress? How does it work?
  3. You have created a special #BreatheTogether experience for managing stress related to Corona pandemic stress.
  4. Tell me more about the experience.
  5. Where can our audience access the Flowy app?

Celine Tien is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flowly. In her role, Celine leads a team focused on delivering an accessible and direct-to-consumer alternative for pain and anxiety management. Celine got her start in VR as the director and writer of the award-winning film, Pippa’s Pan 盼, one of the world’s first immersive virtual reality hybrid live-action films.

Prior to Flowly, Celine grew up as a film/TV actor and model, and later worked in feature development at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai and DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. Celine is also the founder of the nonprofit education-based organization: Zoom for Kids! Celine studied English and Film at Yale University.

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A new app is helping people cope with Coronavirus-related stress and anxiety, while also providing monetary support for COVID-19 relief efforts.

Flowly, an app to help manage chronic pain, stress and anxiety, recently unveiled its “COVID-19 Relief Experience,” featuring targeted breathing exercises in an interactive environment designed specifically to reduce anxiety. The first eight Flowly Intro experiences and COVID-19 Relief Experience are free and available to all users who download the app.

Additionally, the company has teamed up with GlobalGiving to provide critical relief for COVID-19. Flowly will allocate $0.50 for every and any app session completed towards the Coronavirus Relief Fund, helping send doctors and nurses to affected communities, supply masks, ventilators, and other medical supplies to hospitals, and deliver essential items to families and children in need.

The Coronavirus is not only affecting physical health, but is also taking a toll on mental health all around the world. The day-to-day uncertainty has led to a tremendous increase in stress and anxiety, and Flowly is here to help you manage that,” said Celine Tien, co-founder & CEO, Flowly.

 

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Website: https://www.flowly.world

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