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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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Suprising thoughts about Medicaid Expansion

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="120"] Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicaid administrator) logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] New information suggests that younger patients may be enrolling in Medicaid when it expands in Michigan. "States that have refused to expand Medicaid, as requested as part of the Obamacare health reforms, say they can’t afford to cover all…
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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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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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Bringing The Green Revolution to Our Homes and Our Practices – Part 2

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: A picture which appears to show heat exchange pipes entering and exiting the ground (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] By: Cynthia Hegg Krueger, Past-President (included in 4th quarter newsletter) In my June column, I began an exploration of ways to “green” our homes and businesses. We covered the low hanging fruit, i.e.…
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Washtenaw Medical Beat on Cable Channel 17

"Washtenaw Medical Beat #1" on Community Television Network Featuring Dr. Allan Brown! Your program "Washtenaw Medical Beat #1" is scheduled to premiere on your COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Monday, 1/28/13 at 4:00pm. Additional replay times include: Wednesday, 1/30 at 8:05pm; Thursday, 1/31 at 9:00pm; Friday, 2/1 at 11:00am; Saturday, 2/2 at 6:30pm;…
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Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="120"] Federally-supported gun violence intervention program (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] By Jerry Walden and Andrew Zweifler As of 2012 in the U.S.,guns continue to be associated with approximately 30,000 deaths per year. Over one-half of these fatalities are suicides and the…
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President’s Message: MEMBERSHIP…It’s Our Future!

By Cynthia Hegg Krueger, MD - President WCMS and Staff Pathologist VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System In recent years, the Washtenaw County Medical Society teeters on retaining our third district director on the MSMS Board. This is just one example of how membership numbers affect the representation and your voice in organized medicine. As has…
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Follow up letter to Governor Snyder – We can’t afford helmet law repeal!

Dear Governor Snyder: If a proposed bill to radically weaken Michigan’s universal motorcycle helmet law reaches your desk, a Coalition of County Medical Societies led by the Washtenaw County Medical Society, with the support of hospitals, physicians, and medical groups from across Michigan, urge you to veto it. The proposed changes to Michigan’s 42-year-old law…
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