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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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WCMS Newsletter: August Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: WCMS Newsletter - August Edition WCMS Newsletter: August 2018 Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative…
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WCMS Sends Letter Opposing S. 827

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion with local legislators at the May 2018 Legislative Meeting and approval from the WCMS Executive Council. ______________________________________________________________ June 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to…
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WCMS Supports Expanding Access to Vaccines

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the April 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ April 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our support of expanding access…
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WCMS Opposes Permitless Concealed Carry Legislation

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the January 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ January 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our opposition to Senate Bill…
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July 2017 Washtenaw County Opioid Report

July 2017 Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report The most recent Washtenaw County Opioid Report is available at http://bit.ly/OpioidReportJuly2017.  The report provides timely information on opioid-related overdoses and deaths occurring among Washtenaw County residents. A few of the highlights include: ·         25% to 30% of opioid related overdoses for Washtenaw County residents result in death.  ·        …
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Washtenaw County Lyme Disease Summary Completed for 2016

Overview: 2016 marked the first year that Lyme Disease was definitively detected in Washtenaw County.   Evidence for the presence of Lyme transmission in Washtenaw County includes the following:  1.       Lyme infection was confirmed in an individual without travel outside of the county.  2.       A Washtenaw County chipmunk tested positive for the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi,…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance Update

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Influenza activity in Washtenaw County peaked during the last week of February.  Reports of confirmed influenza remain high, however, and flu viruses will likely continue to circulate actively for the next  4 – 6 weeks.  Influenza B diagnoses are increasing, and since March 1st, influenza B has been 45% of the flu reports…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance -2/16/17

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Reports of confirmed influenza are at peak levels in Washtenaw County residents, with over 150 new cases reported in the week ending February 11, 2017.  The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3, with some influenza B reported as well.  The age range of locally confirmed flu cases is 3 months to 102…
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