2022 Newsletters


January 15, 2022
How to Deal with Uncertainty
We’re going into our third year of the pandemic and people are tired and frustrated. The unrest of the pandemic, the economic not rebounding, racial injustice, and a divided country has caused anxiety,
depression, distrust, prejudice, injustice, violence and the list goes on. Read more
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February 15, 2022
Why Some People Get Covid, and Others Don’t
Scientists know a lot about the SARS-CoV2 virus, but there is a lot that they don’t know about the
virus when it comes to how it affects individuals based on age, sex, race, ethnicity etc. Read more
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March 15, 2022
Is Unemployment Really Going Down Or Is There More to It?
There was an un-precedent number of people unemployed due to the pandemic that resulted from
the lock-down particularly for those who could not work remotely.  Even after the lock-down ended,
people were still hesitant to go anywhere for fear of contracting COVID.  Despite the fact that cases
were slowly decreasing, we couldn’t have known what was lurking around the corner with two new
highly contagious variances, Delta and Omicron wreaking havoc upon the world. Read more
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April 15, 2022
Why Gas Cost $4+ and How Long Will it Last?
In answering this question, the New York Times newsletter dated 4/10/22 did a really nice job in
explaining the various factors that contributed to the high cost of gasoline.  Read the article by
German Lopez below. Read more
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May 15, 2022
What’s New in Robotics?
When robotics entered the market, there was a lot of buzz regarding it.  The technology was cool and
it made surgical procedures safer for patients because the surgeon could have more precise move-
ments and reduce fatigue in long procedures since the surgeons are sitting down.  The surgeon was
still in control in performing the procedure and it took a skilled surgeon to be able to operate the
robot. Read more
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June 15, 2022
Using AI to Detect Breast Cancer
In the United States, about 255,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,300
in men each year. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer.
Black women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer than White women according to the CDC. The reason is thought to be partially due to 1 in 5 Black women with breast cancer have triple-
negative breast cancer –  more than any other racial/ethnic group and the most difficult breast cancer to treat successfully. Read more
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July 15, 2022
One Degree Celsius, Why Is Climate Change So Detrimental?
What is Climate Change?
Climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet. Majority of countries around the world recognized this threat and adopted the Paris
Agreement in December 2015 with the central aim of including efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Read more
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August 15, 2022
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September 15, 2022
BCI, Why Are Companies Pursuing this Market?
BCI stands for Brain Computer Interface.  A number of companies are pursuing this market because it is the best of both world, healthcare and technology.  BCI allow patients to control a computer with
their brain.  This is especially beneficial for patients who are either paraplegic (those with cervical
spine injury that affects the use of their hands, people born without hands or amputation) or
quadriplegic (4 limbs, usually injury) and those who suffer from diseases such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read more.
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October 15, 2022
Another Crack at NASH and How is the Liver Involved with Other Diseases?
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which excess fat builds up in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use. When heavy alcohol use causes fat to build up in the liver, this condition is called alcohol-associated liver disease.

NASH is the form of NAFLD in which you have inflammation of the liver and liver damage, in addition to fat in your liver. The inflammation and liver damage of NASH can cause fibrosis, or scarring of the
liver. NASH may lead to cirrhosis, in which the liver is scarred and permanently damaged. Cirrhosis
can lead to liver cancer. Read more
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November 15, 2022
How is Our Gut Microbiome Link to Liver Conditions in People Who Don’t Drink Excessive
Amounts of Alcohol?
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a liver condition in which fat builds up in the liver
of people who drink little or no alcohol. It can affect young, healthy people with no other
comorbidities, leaving scientists and doctors stumped as to why some livers gradually fail.  So how is our gut microbiome link to liver conditions in people who don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol?
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