Archive for November 2015

The Importance of Eldercare Planning for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Preparing for diminished mental capacity in old age is becoming an increasingly important part of the financial planning process. As people continue to live longer, the number of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will continue to rise dramatically. Properly caring and protecting those with dementia requires financial and legal preparation, from ensuring there…

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The Opportunities for 3D Printing in Healthcare

As we have discussed before, the opportunities arising from the 3D printing revolution are unprecedented. While the rise in startups using this technology to upend various industries has been concentrated in New York City, some of the most promising applications of 3D printing have been outside Silicon Alley. The vast majority of these are concentrated…

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What Separates the Most Successful Entrepreneurs from the Rest

Last week, we attended the Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City. The annual summit brings together the New York entrepreneurial community; with the Cornell Tech campus growing on Roosevelt Island, Cornell is increasingly becoming a significant part of this community, similar to how Stanford is an integral part of the Silicon Valley tech scene.…

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Wealthy Nation Ailments Come to the Developing World

Typically, as countries become wealthier, the health problems they face change. Infectious diseases become less of a concern than chronic illnesses with improved healthcare, while diabetes and heart disease become endemic due to increasing inactivity and food consumption. As child mortality decreases, the fertility rate drops and the population ages. These are often expensive issues…

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