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Yearly Archives: 2013

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Still Circulating

 Pertussis or "whooping cough" is still circulating. Every week, 2 or 3 new cases are being reported with a total of 187 cases of pertussis in Washtenaw residents in 2013, the highest number since the 2010 outbreak. To date, there have been 8 hospitalizations and, fortunately, no deaths. Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely…
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SAVE THE DATE! GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 12, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next General Session, scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue.  The event starts at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:45 p.m.  The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.   Topic and speaker to be announced.
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Washtenaw County Public Health Releases Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

 “Building a Healthier Washtenaw” Tells the Story of our Community Health      YPSILANTI, Mich., October 23, 2013 – Washtenaw County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of “Building a Healthier Washtenaw: Community Health Assessment and Community Improvement Plan.” This latest report helps define the health of our community, identify priorities and highlight…
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Pertussis Cases Rising

The following is from the Washtenaw County Health Department... [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] Bordetella pertussis on Charcoal Agar - detail (Photo credit: Nathan Reading)[/caption] Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak: Vaccination Encouraged Pertussis or "whooping cough" is still circulating. Every week, 2 or 3 new cases are being reported with a total of 142 cases of pertussis…
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Website Feedback!

Please provide feedback to the EC regarding the website! (Look around first - of course!)   [polldaddy type="iframe" survey="1B09F3DFEA7064D1" height="auto" domain="willmeurer" id="wcms-website-feedback"]
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BUGS + DRUGS

A cool app that uses local antibiotic resistance data to help clinicians! Limited, but neat.
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Medicine’s Search For Meaning

Post - by Will Meurer (referenced blog not by me!) This is a blog post in the New York Times - which received a lot of comments. At times, we in organized medicine are looking for ways to engage younger physicians. The approach to considering wellness and the human side of medicine possibly representes an…
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General Session November 5

WCMS Members -     Our next General Session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  The program is being held at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor.  The social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., and the program at 7:30 p.m.      The evening’s program is “The Second…
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs historic Medicaid plan into law

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] DEARBORN, MI -- Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic Medicaid expansion legislation into law in the same way the Legislature passed it: With bipartisan support. Snyder was flanked by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who authored part of the Affordable Care Act,…
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