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WCMS Bulletin: Summer Edition

Access the digital 2nd quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism, Changes to Michigan's New Auto No-Fault Law, WCMS Convenes County-Wide COVID-19 Workgroup to Share Information about COVID-19 Crisis, Share Your Story, Membership News, Washtenaw County Health Department Medical Director Report, & More! What to Look for…
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Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism

As many across the country are doing, the Washtenaw County Medical Society must also speak out and confess our inaction and failure, both personal and political, to address the continued problems of racial inequities both in health care and society at-large. Two events catalyzed this most recent unrest in 2020. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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President’s Message on COVID-19

President's Message on COVID-19 As president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society, I'm writing to inform you of the work we're doing to support and facilitate the county-wide response to COVID-19. I hope our efforts will result in the lowest per capita infection rate and lowest per capita death rate in the state, the country,…
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WCMS Bulletin: Inaugural 2019 Edition

Access the digital 1st quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2019: The Case for Organized Medicine, MSMS Legislative Report, 2019 Membership Events, & More! This year’s new President, Evelyn Eccles, MD, makes the case for "organized medicine" and how it is reorganizing to meet the challenges of change. Review MSMS’ End-of-Year Legislative Report and take a deep-dive on two…
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WCMS Bulletin: Fall/Winter Edition

Access the digital 4th quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2018: Medicine and Politics, Candidate Forum and MedConnect Highlights, Holiday News, 2018 in Review, & more! In keeping with the election, President Nnodim, MD, PhD offers a scholarly and timely dissertation on "Medicine and Politics," accompanied by a report on the WCMS October Candidate Forum, which was attended by a record number…
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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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