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Chemotherapy patients face a host of competing challenges, from the impacts of cancer itself to the treatment’s side effects. Although many may think of chemotherapy and radiation as the main side effects of cancer treatment, the truth is those effects are typically time-limited and resolve when treatments are discontinued. …


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It’s no secret that racial inequities persist in our healthcare system. Due to unequal access to insurance, the very real history of medical mistreatment, and the implicit biases in modern healthcare, people of color are less likely to receive treatment, even with more severe ailments.

While the growing role of AI in healthcare could help combat these biases, inequities baked into these algorithms could exacerbate them instead.

At Lucid Lane, we design algorithms that use patients’ reported experiences as an input. AI tools like these have the potential to reduce barriers to care and address deep-rooted disparities — but only if we are careful about how those tools are designed.

Continue reading this article by Lucid Lane President and CEO Adnan Asar originally published on Forbes.


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If you have a loved one who’s preparing to start tapering off of benzodiazepines or opioids, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. It’s a good idea for you and for anyone else who’s close to the patient to do some reading and preparation, so you can help…


Early in the pandemic, many of us were living in crisis mode. Stress levels were high, and we were grieving the loss of normal routines and special celebrations — and, for some of us, grieving the loss of loved ones.

But nobody can live in crisis mode forever. And now…


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If your doctor has recommended that you begin treatment with buprenorphine, you probably have a lot of questions. Of course, you can and should go over your treatment plan with your doctor until you feel completely comfortable. …


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Addiction management is tough even in the best of times. But many people have faced unprecedented challenges over the past year. …


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The opioid epidemic has gained nationwide recognition in the past few years, but there’s been little attention paid to the parallel, equally-threatening rise in the prescription of benzodiazepines. …


When we started Lucid Lane in June 2018, our mission was to empower people living with medication dependence (starting with benzodiazepines and opioids), co-occurring chronic pain, and mental health conditions like anxiety or depression who wanted to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on these habit forming…


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The Covid-19 pandemic has left many Americans with health problems that urgently need attention. From catching up on routine physical care and delayed elective surgeries, to providing support to the increasing numbers of people struggling with mental health and addiction, our healthcare system may strain to keep up. Telehealth and other tech tools can help patients access care more easily. And, AI-based tools can help providers monitor patients in between appointments, spotting problems before they become severe. In the face of enormous need, using every tool available will help ensure that everyone can get the care they require.

Continue reading this article by Lucid Lane President and CEO Adnan Asar originally published at Forbes.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds the promise of transforming virtually any industry. AI is advancing due to many factors such as well-studied algorithms, availability of cost-effective processing systems, and accessibility of technology stacks to the public. There’s also a lot more data available to be processed and used for training purposes…

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