Telemedicine takes off in Northern Michigan

Telemedicine isn't new, but its value to northern Michigan's healthcare is growing "by the day," said Laura Glenn, vice president of physician network for Munson Healthcare. In fact, Munson Healthcare's nine hospitals have been ramping up the focus on telemedicine “by the day, by the week,...

War on Drugs: Pharmaceutical reps say times have changed

Intense scrutiny and mounting regulations have put a choke hold on the pharmaceutical industry from its boondoggle days. Nowhere is this more noticeable than on the front lines, where pharmaceutical sales reps – or drug reps to most – have witnessed the highs and lows of...

The Business of Sleep: Rise of sleep disorders sparks new treatments, technology

[caption id="attachment_19713" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Martha Frankowski in the Munson Sleep Disorders Center.[/caption] Dr. Martha Frankowski's prescription is simple: “Sleep, sex, or sickness,” says the Traverse City physician who is board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and works at the Munson Sleep Disorders Center. "If...

Alternatives to Opioids: New innovations in pain management

Pain management has been an ongoing facet of healthcare for generations. However, as the challenges of opioid addiction rage through the country and states like Michigan adopt new regulations, physicians, caregivers and health systems are pursuing new medical and intervention strategies to treat patients for...