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Michigan's Akervall Technologies Launches a Smart Mouthguard/app at CES This Week

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Akervall Technologies disrupts mouthguard industry with innovative product

Newly launched smart mouthguard measures impact to the head, helps lessen athletes’ exposure to concussions

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Sassa Akervall Co-Founder / CEO of Akervall Technologies, makers of SISU mouthguards, which this week is unveiling a smart mouthguard that measures impact to the head and brings attention to concussion detection. Rollout of the U.S.-made electronic mouthguard will begin in the U.S. and Canada in January. It will cost under $100.

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New Sparrow Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Practice

Michigan Business Beat
December 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Julie Dodds, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist of Sparrow Health System joins the Michigan Business Network to talk about the new Sparrow Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practice. Sparrow has brought together leading specialists in these areas to address a growing need in the mid-Michigan region.

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Delta Dental Foundation Commits $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By Delta Dental

Application period for 2019 Building Brighter Futures Community Grants program now open

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is currently accepting applications from community-based nonprofit organizations working to improve oral health in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

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Santa Visits Sparrow Health System

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 9:00 AM

Good ol' Santa Claus was recently spotted spreading Christmas cheer at Sparrow Health System ! He helped kick off Sparrow's 3rd Annual Pediatric Gingerbread House Fundraiser along with handing out candy canes to the youngest patients at Sparrow Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Sparrow Children’s Center. 
 
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Helpful Tips for Picking Your Health Plan

Michigan Business Beat
November 28, 2018 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Scott Norman Vice President of Business Development at Physicians Health Plan on the Michigan Business Network. Sparrow PHP’s open enrollment period for individuals and small business owners is open and now is the time for people to shop and select their plans for 2019.

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New Sparrow Practice, Sparrow Medical Group Urology

Michigan Business Beat
November 28, 2018 11:00 AM

November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and MBN’s Chris Holman welcomes Dr. Richard Sarle, M.D., Urologist, SMG Urology, Sparrow Health System to talk about the key things we need to know and about prostate cancer.

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Delta Dental | ‘Smile Safari’ Float Takes Detroiters Into Wild World of Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2018 8:00 AM

Delta Dental’s ‘Smile Safari’ float takes Detroiters into wild world of oral health 

Okemos, Michigan— Delta Dental of Michigan’s first appearance in America’s Thanksgiving Parade brought the enamel animal preserve to downtown Detroit, complete with larger than life teeth, toothbrushes and a 25-foot polar bear.

The company’s 100-foot float, titled Delta Dental’s Smile Safari, is designed with oral health and literacy in mind, urging children and families to brush for a healthy mouth and read for a healthy mind.

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Sparrow Athletic Trainer Works with Michigan State Police to Reduce Recruit Injuries

Michigan Business Beat
November 20, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Michigan State Police recruits go through some of the toughest training around and that can lead to serious injuries. A Sparrow Athletic Trainer has worked with trooper recruits in recent months to provide training tips that help recruits to avoid injuries and to assist in making sure minor hurts don’t turn into injuries that prevent a recruit from graduating from the program.

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National Perspective on Health Care Disparities | Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN

Michigan Business Network
October 31, 2018 12:00 PM

AARP National Volunteer President, Catherine Alicia Georges EdD, RN, FAAN spoke at the AARP Michigan Disrupting Disparities (CARE), Lansing, MI, 10/02/18.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Policy Committee Endorses Genesee Health Plan’s Millage Renewal

Michigan Business Beat
October 16, 2018 5:00 PM

 

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) today endorsed millage renewal request for the Genesee Health Plan on the Nov. 6 ballot. 

The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is seeking renewal of 0.998 mill for seven years – 2020 through 2026 – to continue funding a health-care delivery system, through the Genesee County Health Department, for low-income residents of Genesee County. The renewal would to cost the owner of $100,000 house in Genesee County $4.16 a month ($49.90 annually).

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