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Monthly Archives: February 2013

President’s Message!

From: Edward Washabaugh, MD Doctor…What is your New Year’s Resolution? I know what you are thinking. It is February and it is cold. Spring break looms and you wish you kept your resolution to lose the weight before that trip to warmer climates. Think back to January 1st. Did you make a resolution? New Year’s…
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Price for a New Hip? Many Hospitals Are Stumped – NYTimes.com

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] English: Hip replacement using cementless implants. 16 days post-surgery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Very interesting summer research project reveals massive variation in pricing across hospitals and many who can't figure out prices at all! Price for a New Hip? Many Hospitals Are Stumped - NYTimes.com. Related articles Univ. of Iowa Hospitals Study…
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Veggies Are Good for the Heart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oxford University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Not super surprising that less (no) meat = less heart attacks - but useful nonetheless. From the MedPageToday post. "Vegetarians are less likely to develop ischemic heart disease than those who eat meat, British researchers found. In a prospective study, vegetarians in England and Scotland had…
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New strain of norovirus wreaks havoc : ACEP NEWS

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Norovirus particles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] A very common problem in emergency, urgent and primary care.. "A new strain of norovirus, identified last March in Australia, has swept through the United States, causing more than half of the 2012 outbreaks."... The post continues... "The virus is highly transmissible; exposure to as…
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Million dollar grant to aid Washtenaw County Incubator Collaborative

From the Ann Arbor Journal... They report on a new incubator to spur biomedical investment and research in the region. "With the number of college students in Michigan seeking a cutting-edge education in the growing fields of technology and medicine continually on the rise, there is a strong desire to turn some of those students…
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Cocaine, Heroin Cut With Animal Dewormer Send Users to ED

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] English: Cocaine powder Deutsch: Kokain in Pulverform (als Salz) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Something new to look out for if you see unexplained neutropenia and skin necrosis in patients using cocaine or heroin . "A case series study showed that 23 individuals who presented at healthcare facilities with unexplained neutropenia or skin…
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MSMS resolutions for House of Delegates Due Feb 28

Posted on behalf of Sallie Schiel. WCMS Members - If you would like to submit a resolution for the 2013 Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates, they are due at MSMS by February 28, 2013.  This is two weeks earlier than usual.  Please send your resolution to WCMS to be submitted electronically to MSMS.…
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Washtenaw Medical Beat – If you missed it on TV!!!

Topic: Menopause. See Drs. Ansbacher and Walker - here. (Moderated by Dr. Brown.) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B3eDRRDa1E&w=420&h=315] Related articles Washtenaw Medical Beat on Cable Channel 17 (washtenawcms.wordpress.com) Washtenaw County Influenza Waning (washtenawcms.wordpress.com)
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