Wednesday, March 30, 2022

How to Look Great in Medical Attire

Medical attire is an essential part of a doctor's job, especially when dealing with patients who have been through trauma to their bodies due to accidents or diseases and need immediate attention from the best doctors. The clothes you wear while working are as important as your skills; they make you look professional and give your personality a touch of professionalism. Most people tend to overlook the importance of wearing such outfits because they think they can get away with any outfit and still do well by looking good for work. Here are tips for looking great in medical attire.

1. Choose the Scrub Matching Your Body Type
One thing that will help you blend into the environment even better than your looks is the scrubs that you choose! If you have any unique features such as scars, marks, or tattoos on your body, these should be hidden during your daily routine. This will allow your appearance to become more natural and less noticeable without affecting how others perceive you. It is highly recommended that you not match your scrub color with the skin tone. For instance, if your skin color is darkish brown, then your scrubs should appear darker so that it does not clash with your skin's hue. However, if your skin tone is lighter, it should match your scrubs' lightness.

2. Select Right Size Scrubs

When it comes to selecting a size for the right fit, there are different methods that you can use. One very common method is determining your body type and then purchasing scrubs based on that. Another option would be to try various sizes and see what fits you the best. You could use medical clothing stores where you can find a wide variety of scrubs that suit your needs depending on the occasion. This makes it easier to acquire high-quality products at reasonable prices.

3. Wear Complimentary Colors
To take the focus off your clothing, you might consider wearing complementary colors. These include bright clothes that stand out against the dulled ones. Also, the brighter, the better, as it allows the brighter items such as watches, jewelry, and other accessories to draw more attention.

4. Match Your Pants and Tops
It may seem obvious that the combination of pants and tops should be matched up before making any purchases, but it is a mistake many people make. When it comes to choosing scrubs, this holds true, especially when you pair them with casual clothes. If you plan to go to a party or social event after work, go for dark pants and a white top. That being said, you could always opt for a classic black suit accompanied by a white shirt. Although you could wear whatever suits your preferences, doing so requires you to invest time and effort in getting dressed properly every day.

5. Don't Mix Prints

You must avoid mixing patterns on your clothes. While you could easily sport a colorful dress or blouse paired with navy blue pants, mixing prints could ruin everything. If you're going for a formal meeting, stick to solid colors instead. Nurse scrubs come in various styles and designs. Some feature stripes, while others have floral patterns and more. They also come in neutral shades like khaki, beige, or gray. Remember to buy matching pairs no matter how you intend to style your scrubs.            

This is a guest blog entry.

Monday, March 14, 2022

How Psychoactive Is Delta-8 Thc In Comparison To Delta-9?

There can be a lot of confusion these days in the brave new cannabis world. All the names of different weed strains. You’ve barely even learned indica and sativa! Then there’s the initials: THC, CBD, CBG, etc.

Plus Isolates and Terpenes. Now there’s Delta-8 flower and Delta-9 flower! What’s the difference? Bet you’d like to know!

Because of the resistance to full cannabis legalization and the decades of propaganda demonizing the cannabis plant, there is still a lot of misinformation.

This article aims to help clear up some of the confusion, at least about Delta-8 and Delta-9. Hope you like science!

Going On A Diet

A lot to unpack here. First, understand that the cannabis plant consists of different compounds - scientists estimate over one hundred - which are made to interact with the human body’s built-in endocannabinoid system through receptors named - appropriately or coincidentally - CB1 and CB2.

Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC - or tetrahydrocannabinol - are two of those compounds. The reason they have these two numerical distinctions relates to their carbon atoms. Delta-8’s carbon atom bonds to the eighth chain of command while Delta-9 bonds to the ninth chain of command.

Delta-9 THC is the one we all have heard of, the compound that produces the stereotypical ‘high’ effect. Delta-8 produces many of the same psychoactive effects without the intense side effects of 


Thus, Delta-8 is often referred to as ‘Diet’ or ‘Light’. It is a good starting point for a newcomer to cannabis, recreationally or medicinally. The differences are key and subtle. Here’s a closer look for you to compare and contrast.

A Short History

Scientists first identified Delta-9 THC in 1964, though people had plenty of on the ground experience with its effects prior to the scientific discovery.

Delta-8, on the other hand, is fairly recent. That’s because the big difference is that Delta-9 occurs naturally in much bigger quantities in the cannabis plant than Delta-8.

Cannabis producers accidentally stumbled on Delta-8 flower in the last decade and have refined an extraction process in which they can isolate and produce more Delta-8 compounds from leftover CBD and hemp flower.

So a key difference is that most Delta-9 is natural, while most Delta-8 flower has been created in a lab, chemically.

What Your Delta Can Do For You

Delta-8 can help with anxiety, pain and inflammation, nausea and appetite. It has also been shown in studies to increase the lifespan of rats and inhibit tumor growth. It also has antiemetic properties that help cancer patients cope with treatment.

What is an antiemetic? An antiemetic is any drug designed to help with disorders that cause nausea and vomiting, from motion sickness to chemotherapy.

Delta-8 has also been shown to increase appetite and cognitive function. Both Delta-8 and Delta-9 have shown potential in preventing seizures and helping with eating disorders like anorexia.

Down To The Nitty Gritty

Now that you know some basic background information on the science, history, production and health benefits of the Delta family, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. You’re here to find out how psychoactive 

Delta-8 flower is compared to Delta-9 flower. So how safe is it?

The general consensus is that Delta-8 is about fifty percent, or half, as strong as Delta-9. They both produce psychoactive effects, but the effects of Delta-8 are much milder than Delta-9.

What is the intensity of the effects or in other words, the potency? Delta-8 produces a high similar to that of Delta-9, but smoother and calmer. It takes longer to set in also.

The prolonged time to take effect helps mitigate some of the possible anxiety, paranoia or delusions a first time Delta-9 user might experience.

One way to say it is that Delta-8 ‘takes the edge off’ instead of ‘getting you zonked’ and impairing your motor skills and decision-making abilities. Rather, what follows consumption of Delta-8 is a clear head, contentment, relaxed feelings and a more positive outlook.

Is Delta-8 Legal?

That’s about as unclear as a Delta-9 induced fog. Yes, for now. Thanks to a loophole. Delta-8 is extracted from CBD, which comes from hemp, which is federally legal up to a regulated amount, according to the Farm Bill of 2018. This could change soon.

The FDA has warned against Delta-8 flower. The problem is that the process by which it is extracted is not highly regulated - no pun intended - and so you have to be careful of quality and ingredients. Make sure to carefully vet the companies from which you buy CBD hemp flower containing Delta-8.

Be advised that Delta-8 will most likely turn up on a drug test.

Don’t Discount The Dosage!

Dosage is also an important thing to consider. Especially for newbies. As noted in the early part of this article, Delta-8 is often called ‘Delta Light’ or ‘Diet Delta’ and is about half as strong as Delta-9.

If you want to experience the effects of Delta-9 using Delta-8, you will have to therefore double your dosage. Some companies even recommend three times as much. For example, 15mg of Delta 9 being equal to about 50mg of Delta-8.

It is always recommended to slowly raise your dosage until your body tells you what it is comfortable with. One risk of Delta-8 is that you can build up a tolerance quickly. However, it is recommended for people with weaker immune systems as an alternative to Delta-9.

A Word From The People

Before this article wraps up, a few words from on the ground users. Sadly, a lot of research has to be done this way since science has fallen way behind the application.

Users of Delta-8 say that they experience less of the common, stereotypical effects like manic munchies or uncontrollable giggling. Rather, they experience a general sense of well-being. They describe the Delta-8 effects as allowing them to remain functional without feeling psychedelic. 

All in all, as with Delta-9, Delta-8 flower can have many benefits if used responsibly. You are encouraged to conduct further research. Good Luck, and may the Delta be with you.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2022

What is the cost of Caribbean Medical Schools?

The major helpful factor financially for Caribbean medical schools is that their cost is often split or divided between semesters, and not all at once. Students are required to  consider the different other charges such as insurance fees, administrative costs, as well as other costs. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the US is facing a shortage of qualified doctors and this shortage is likely to shoot up to 139,000 by the year 2033. Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has only magnified the tremendous need for doctors all over the world, especially as the population ages.

And despite this growing demand, several qualified candidates struggle to seek admission into med school. And promising students with a little lower GPA in the sciences or the MCAT, or those who were less medically-prepared in their schools than their peers, almost always face rejections from these schools. But there’s good news finally, as Caribbean medical schools are an excellent alternative for them. Not only do they provide a premium quality education, they have recurring admissions throughout the year, and even the Caribbean medical school tuition is more affordable than medical schools in the US or Canada.

But, before making any commitment to any foreign school or a Caribbean medical school, it is imperative to be calm and choose wisely, as acceptance alone does not ensure success in the end. While it may be a simpler alternative to gain admission for studying medicine, there could be unexpected hurdles on your way. Let’s find out how to safely fund your studies. 

How Do You Fund Your Medical Studies

Most US living students get enough financial help like student loans, funds and scholarships etc. But candidates outside of the US do not qualify for most of them and are required to directly pay the university. 

Private Loans

Most students enrolled in a Caribbean medical school take out private loans to fund their education and cover the tuition fee. But they also need to pay huge interest as well as go through several credit checks, which can be a tiresome process. 

For International students, there are several loan opportunities that almost every country has for their students to go abroad and study. Make a list of banks you’d like to approach about education loans and they will clear all your doubts. Go with the package that’s not just pocket-friendly but meets all your needs. There is no need to go overboard. You just have to fund your education.
Several scholarship opportunities are available for students studying in Caribbean medical schools, and hence, it is definitely a walk worth taking. Make a list of all your schools of choice, write down their scholarship opportunities and contact their help desk or student’s career assistance desk to learn about these scholarships. Some schools have so many scholarships available that many of them are automatically awarded to qualified students once they seek admission. They  do not even need them to be applied for. The options to fund your education are many.

The key is to remain calm and composed and categorically document all the choices you have for funding your education, and picking one most prudently. You can enroll today.

This is a guest blog entry.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Skills You Should Look for In Construction Employees

If you are thinking of starting your own construction company, then you will need to hire people to join your team. There are very few construction projects that you can handle on your own. However, it is not as simple as hiring a few able-bodied people who can lift things and hammer down some nails. There are very specific things you should be looking for when you are hiring for your company. 

The work a construction company worker does might seem simple to those on the outside looking in, but it is far from it. Construction workers can’t be pulled off the street. They have to be ready to work and able to handle many different varied situations. They need a wide range of knowledge as well, and they are counted on to make sure that things are built securely and up to code. When you are hiring, you need to make sure to surround yourself with the best people possible, since your work could suffer, and they could reflect badly on you. Here are some of the top skills you should look for in construction employees.

Physical Fitness and Durability
If there is one thing that is true about construction work, it’s that it is a physically demanding job. You need strong people who can last long days doing repetitive work. While advancements in tools and techniques mean that workers don't have to be as physically strong as they used to, they still require some strength.

Your workers may also find themselves contorting into tight spaces or having to be on their hands and knees to get at things they are working on. If they are not in proper physical shape, then they won't be able to do the job correctly. Stamina and adaptability are also important. With a construction job, you can guarantee that they will be working their full 8-hour days, if not more. Some days could be extremely hot or cold, or it could be raining or snowing. You need employees that will accept the conditions and power through no matter what.

Technical Knowledge

Along with being able to physically do the work, you need people who know how to do the work. There is nothing that will ruin a company’s reputation faster than shoddy work or technical mistakes. Your employees need to be experts at the tasks you have hired them for, even if it’s just for labor jobs such as discarding materials and helping load and unload tools.

They should also have general knowledge of building and everything that goes into a project. Even if you hire a carpenter they should know about plumbing, electrical, HVAC, ironworks, roofing, and everything else that goes into constructing a building. They do not have to be experts, but they do need to understand how their work fits within the grand scheme of the project.

Safety Consciousness
Safety should be the number one priority for your company. Everything you do should be undertaken with the utmost care for the safety and security of your employees, the client, and the general public. Even if you have robust tailored insurance plans for handyman workers, you still do not want anyone to get hurt or property to be damaged.

You can create a culture of safety within your company, but some people are naturally good at taking care of themselves, their co-workers, and their job sites. You do not want people who will cut corners to get a job done faster. You want people who will pay attention to detail not just in their workmanship but also in their safety process. Never take safety for granted on your job sites.

Team Player
Construction work is very collaborative. Sure, you have someone who oversees a project, but you need everyone to do their part of the puzzle to make everything fit. Not only that, but you need them to do it on time and within budget. Your employees should all be team players who are willing to work with others to get jobs done. During the day there are always issues that pop up that require discussion and decision-making, and there is no room for ego or bossiness. It should be all about what is best for the client. Also, remember that there may be other workers on-site who are also involved in the project. You want to be able to work with them again, so your staff needs to be able to cooperate to get things done.

Math and Literacy Skills
Construction is not just manual labor. There is a lot that goes into planning and executing a project. A construction worker needs to be comfortable with geometry and algebra. This is because they will do calculations for determining how much material is needed and what relative costs will be. Some workers will need to measure for cutting, placing studs, or any number of tasks. Poor measurements will lead to huge problems once they are discovered. In some cases, entire sections of a project may need to be scrapped and started over.

A construction worker needs reading literacy skills to aid in the goal of being a better communicator. They will take notes throughout a project, fill out paperwork, and make sure that permits and other documents are complete before starting work.

Customer Service
When they are out on a job, your employees are representatives of your company. They are not only there to do great work, but to make sure that your customers are satisfied. Customer service is incredibly important in any industry, and construction is no different. They need to be able to patiently answer questions and address concerns without getting angry or standoffish. Good customer service in construction is about making the client feel like they are part of the process and also communicating with them regularly about what is going on. If you have employees who are rude or are not great communicators, then you will need others with them to offset that.

The great thing about construction is that there will always be work to do. As a business owner, you can grow and take on as many clients and projects as you like as long as you have a great team behind you. If you look for these skills, then you will be set up for success.

This is a blog post by Tiffany Carlin.