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

[caption id="attachment_19713" align="alignleft" 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...

Leadership in Turbulent Times

By Doris Kearns Goodwin Published by Simon & Schuster, Sept. 18, 2018, 473 pages, hard cover - $30 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: To determine the makeup of a strong leader, writer Doris Kearns Goodwin delves into the lives of presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin...

Wealthy in TC: Privacy worth its weight in gold

The rich aren’t so different from the rest of us. They’re just more obsessed with privacy and time management. That’s the picture local business owners paint of their wealthy customers and clients, who are largely business owners, professionals and retirees. Very few are trust fund babies...

Blast Off: How northern Michigan is launching as an aerospace contender

Satellites, spaceports, and heat-treated aircraft parts: these are a few elements of Traverse City’s growing aerospace industry. Up until a couple years ago, no one would have mentioned “Traverse City” and “space technology” in the same breath. Now, northern Michigan is a growing epicenter for activity,...

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...