A Heart-Wrenching Crisis: Cardiovascular Disease in Syrian Refugees

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) refer to a group of disorders that affect the circulatory system, where disease onset is typically attributed to a buildup of plaque in the arteries (Cleveland Clinic, 2022). Common examples of CVDs include heart failure and stroke. While CVDs present a significant health challenge for populations across the world, they are particularly prevalent among Syrian refugees. About 11.1 percent of Syrian refugees over the age of 40 in Jordan suffer from some form of CVD and 29.3 percent suffer from hypertension, which is a significant risk factor for CVD (Hani et al., 2019).

Visionary Technologies: Artificial Intelligence in Lung Cancer Imaging and Diagnosis

Lung cancer is a scourge of the United States (US) population, causing at least 131,880 yearly deaths and accounting for almost 25% of all cancer mortality (American Cancer Society, 2021). While these statistics are daunting, promise exists in the form of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to a computer algorithm performing tasks commonly associated with a human level of expertise (West, 2018). AI utilization continues to rise in medical imaging and diagnostics…