The two-year grant will allow them to study how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be used to predict adverse events in breast cancer patients.

Dr. Nabil Adam and Dr. Robert Wieder (M.D., Ph.D.) of Rutgers University have recently been awarded a 2-year grant from the 2020 Busch Biomedical Grant Program in order to study how machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict adverse events in cancer patients, especially in minorities. Dr. Adam, a distinguished professor, and Dr. Wieder, a physician-scientist, plan to carry out this study by preparing, adapting, and implementing both supervised and unsupervised ML and AI techniques in order to discover interaction risks for adverse events in breast cancer patients. Due to the large number of variables that can contribute to these adverse events, both Dr. Adam and Dr. …


Your immune system is critical to your body developing antibodies to fight off viruses, infections, and harmful bacteria. Typically, your immune system weakens as you age. The cells that fight off antibodies take longer to decode unknown antigens in the body and develop antibodies to combat the antigens. However, there are certain lifestyle habits and changes you can adapt to ensure your immune system stays strong as you age. Here’s how to strengthen your immune system.

Sleep:
You would be surprised to learn how much sleep and your immune system are connected. The less sleep you have, the higher chance you have of falling ill. The general guideline for sleep is about 6 or more hours per night. A study that examined 164 adults showed individuals that slept less than 6 hours were at a higher risk of catching common illnesses such as the cold than those who got sufficient or more sleep. The reasoning behind this is your immune system is recovering from the daily functions it produces while you’re awake, so the more rest you have, the more recovery your immune system has. Some general sleep tips are to enable blue light filters on screens such as laptops and smartphones, sleep in a cold, dark room, and developing a routine to sleep and wake up at the same time each night. …


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As humans, we tend to dispose of goods and services once we find little use for them. In the medical industry, the story is a little different. Objects like needles and gloves must be disposed of after use. To protect the safety of all patients, these items are discarded immediately after use to prevent the spread of infections to other patients. Healthcare waste is not only limited to hospitals. Laboratories and research facilities all contain healthcare waste. The disposal of healthcare waste is crucial to prevent the spread of infections to other workers or the community in general. A lack of controlled burning without proper pollution control exposes waste workers and the surrounding community to toxins in the air and remnants of the burned items. Since the rise of the global pandemic, healthcare waste has become one of the main priorities for preventing the spread even further. …


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Globally, cases of covid19 are on the rise and there seems to be no end in sight for some countries recently hit by the pandemic. While the US cases are increasing day after day, the epicenter of covid19 now is in Europe. Countries like Italy and Spain are slowly gaining control of the spread of the coronavirus, while countries like the UK are only experiencing the beginning. Covid19 does not spare anyone, as the prime minister of the UK Boris Johnson has contracted covid19 and recently been admitted to the ICU at a hospital in London. With so many people globally worried about the pandemic, call centers for organizations have seen an unprecedented amount of incoming calls. A majority of these calls are concerning symptoms and questions about the diagnosis of Covid19. One country affected greatly by the pandemic is Denmark. Residents’ calls mostly directed to healthcare organizations are overwhelming call centers. …


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The US healthcare system has been tested over the past several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. All individuals are praising healthcare workers for the sacrifices they are making to save American lives. Makeshift hospitals are being built in convention centers and parks across the country to treat all patients. While not all patients who visit the hospital have COVID19, hospitals and states adapted to the changing environment to treat as many patients as possible. Even manufacturers in different industries are joining together to fight the coronavirus and producing personal protective equipment (PPE) along with ventilators. Considering how the US and hospitals have responded to the outbreak, there are a few lessons we can learn to better prepare our system if another outbreak in the future should occur. …


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Medical and technological advancements in society have allowed people to live longer and longer over the years. On average, people in the U.S. live for about 80 years . This means eldercare is an ever-growing need. While there are a variety of options, many senior citizens wish to live out their days in their own homes. Seniors who reach the point where skilled nursing care is essential to their health and wellbeing must decide, along with their families, whether assisted living or in-home care is the right path for them. …


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There are currently people awaiting an organ transplant. Despite the lives that organ donation can save, some questions and concerns prevent individuals from registering as a potential organ donor. Understandably, most people are a bit uneasy thinking about what will happen to their bodies after they pass on, and inaccurate information about the organ donor process can further deter individuals who might otherwise consider becoming an organ donor. To set the record straight on a few common concerns and misconceptions, here are some facts that may make the decision easier.

Question: What if I’m not really dead when they sign my death certificate? How can I be sure my organs won’t be harvested before I’m dead? …


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Dr. Nabil Adam is a pioneer in the fields of cybersecurity and healthcare technology and has amassed specializations in machine learning, personalized medicine, and clinical/healthcare informatics. With nearly five decades of experience in his portfolio, Nabil travels the globe to lend his expertise at conventions, symposiums, and workshops; has written over 200 publications and 11 books focusing on his specializations and related research; and still finds the time to mentor Ph.D. students. He is a tenured faculty member at Rutgers University, where he teaches Medicine and Computer & Information Systems. Nabil diligently pursues personal and professional leadership opportunities, which his educational history exhibits. Dr. Adam obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cairo University and immediately sought and earned an MA, MPhil, and a Ph.D. …


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The new trend of e-learning in healthcare has many skeptical, but the benefits of educating patients and training professionals far outweigh any of the critics’ potential setbacks. E-learning is not designed to overlook or negate the value of face-to-face contact; instead, it presents greater accessibility and feedback to healthcare patients and staff, increasing awareness and promoting greater advocacy.

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Some of the most significant concerns about e-learning surround the human nature of good healthcare. …

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Nabil Adam

Nabil Adam is a tenured professor of Medicine and Computer & Information Systems at Rutgers University. Learn more at http://nabiladam.org/.

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