MMC ICU Manager Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Traverse City - During the past five years, Jerry Huron, R.N., Munson Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit manager has helped provide 47 life-saving organs for transplantation and tissue grafts from 97 tissue donors. For his commitment to life-saving organ and tissue donation, Gift of Life...

Meals on Wheels

Local arm of the national nonprofit sees new director, new grants but an ever-growing needTRAVERSE CITY - Helen Endres is one of 1,327 clients Meals on Wheels served last year in the five counties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee. The 89-year-old been...

What you need to know to make the most of your Health Savings Account

Health savings accounts (HSA) are becoming more popular than ever as fewer employers provide insurance. Laverna Witkop, life and health specialist/agent at Ford Insurance, answers questions to some of the most often asked HSA questions:How do I manage my HSA?Your HSA is your account;...

Do It Yourself Health

REGION - You know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But can an Apple iPhone or iPad also keep the doctor at bay? According to a May 2011 Pew Internet survey, of the 85 percent of adults who have a cell phone, nine...

New owners of ISC help tame the IT beast

TRAVERSE CITY - Information Technology (IT) is not an area in which every person feels comfortable. Start talking IP, SSL and VOIP and eyes can quickly become glossed over. For businesses IT is, however, a necessary tool.For more than 12 years, Michiganders Mike Zamiara and...

Do Federal Job Training Programs Work?

The U.S. unemployment rate has been at or above nine percent for 20 of the past 25 months, yet many employers say they can't find qualified workers. Workplace Magazine reports the top five industries with the largest worker shortages are: defense and aerospace, energy and...