Monthly Archives: June 2016

Six New Medical Technologies Worth Watching

via Wall Street Journal From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big impact on medicine in coming years. Engineered Blood Vessels Humacyte Inc., a Morrisville, … Continue reading

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How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

via Wall Street Journal After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential. Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health providers are turning to electronic communications to do their jobs—and it’s … Continue reading

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The End of Economic Forecasting

via Wall Street Journal Why have economic forecasters recently been so wrong? Just two years ago, for example, the common perception was that the big emerging markets would drive global growth. That oil prices would remain above $100 per barrel. … Continue reading

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Employers Cut Down on Wellness Benefits

via Wall Street Journal In the past few years, workplace wellness programs like health coaching were hot. Now they are not. A big new survey of benefits from the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers are cooling toward certain … Continue reading

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How Much Will Your Health Expenses Be in Retirement?

via Wall Street Journal My wife and I are trying to set up a budget for retirement, and we’re wrestling, in particular, with health-care expenses. How can we estimate what our medical bills will look like in the future? An … Continue reading

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Why Currency Wars Are So Destructive

via Wall Street Journal When economies start to flag, governments will occasionally start what is known as a currency war. It is important that investors understand what the term means and why it can be so destructive to the countries … Continue reading

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The Financial Price of Forgetting Bad Times

via Wall Street Journal How well do you remember the last financial crisis? Can you clearly recall what happened to your finances? Most people are pretty confident in the accuracy of their memories. Unfortunately, decades of research suggest their confidence … Continue reading

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