Business

When mobility and health care intersect

The mobility industry has seen major growth in recent years as a variety of stakeholders have begun to realize the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). Now the health care industry is undergoing a similar transformation, and intersections between the two sectors stand to truly change – and save – lives. “Health care is now becoming the same way ...

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Bilingual primary health care office opens in southwest Detroit

A new healthcare provider is coming to Southwest Detroit. Medicina Urbina, a modern, holistic primary health care office, is celebrating its grand opening Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. with Castalia cocktails featuring Detroit’s own Cabresto Tequila and a DJ set from Vinnie Massimino of Portage Garage Sounds. Dr. Mark Beard, founder of Medicina Urbina, combines osteopathic medical ...

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Negotiations over benefits between Corktown Neighborhood Advisory Council and Ford near conclusion

Many in Detroit and around the country are paying close attention to talks between Ford Motor Company, which recently purchased the historic Michigan Central Station, and the Corktown Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC), a group of residents and stakeholders tasked with negotiating benefits over the building’s redevelopment.  Because the purchase was over $75 million, it triggered Detroit’s Community Benefits Ordinance, which ...

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Wayne State is creating a pipeline for community health practitioners in Detroit

Sarna Sutradhar, a 15-year-old Cass Technical High School student, has a dream to practice medicine some day. But seeing the long road from high school sophomore to doctor is not easy.   Fortunately, a program she participated in last summer, the Community Health Career Pipeline (CHP), supported her goal to become a doctor by exposing her to the Detroit food system ...

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Could robots become a job creator, instead of job taker, in Southeast Michigan?

When asked about the future of robotics in Southeast Michigan, Dr. Chan-Jin Chung, professor of math and computer science at Lawrence Technological University, first begins with a brief history lesson.  The first industrial revolution, he says, entailed the mechanization of various processes and a large-scale shift of labor into industry. The second revolution involved advances in technology and mass production. ...

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