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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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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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