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Washtenaw County Alert Measles Possible Exposure

Washtenaw County Public Health Alerts Public to Possible Exposure to Measles Highly contagious disease highlights need for vaccination The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a case of measles in a Livingston County adult who works in Washtenaw County. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to local residents because of potential exposure…
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Consumer Alert- Equifax Breach

Attorney General Bill Schuette’s updated “Equifax Breach” Consumer Alert advises consumers on what they need to know regarding Equifax’s recent announcement that an additional 2.5 million consumers were impacted by the breach.  In addition, to help consumers navigate their post-breach activities, the new Alert, “Credit Freeze; Fraud Alert; & Credit Monitoring” provides details and answers…
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Gun Violence- A Public Health Crisis

WCMS wishes to share a publication from the The journals of the JAMA Network regarding gun violence in response to the Las Vegas tragedy and loss of life. jamainternal_Bauchner_2017_ed_170020    
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Congratulations Dr. Charles F. Koopmann Jr.!

Congratulations Dr. Charles F. Koopmann Jr., professor emeritus of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and professor emeritus of pediatrics and communicable diseases, University of Michigan School of Medicine! Dr, Koopmann is a Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS) member and the recipient of the University of Michigan Bicentennial Faculty Governance Lifetime Achievement Award.  This is a one-time…
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Washtenaw County Epi Alert – Hepatitis A

Washtenaw County Epi Alert – Hepatitis A in a Restaurant Worker   10/5/17 A case of hepatitis A was confirmed in a Washtenaw County adult who works at Cardamom Restaurant in Ann Arbor.  Potential exposure to co-workers and dine-in restaurant patrons could have occurred between September 16 and October 3. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP):  Anyone who has…
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Your Voice is Needed!

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED! Lawmakers are considering new legislation in the state Senate – Senate Bills 166 and 167 – that adversely affects the ability of Michigan physicians to deliver quality care to patients by placing another needless bureaucratic hurdle between the two. Senate Bill 166 would require physicians to run a Michigan Automated Prescription…
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MI Practice Manager’s Meeting October 19th

The Doctors Company, the medical malpractice insurer that is taking the mal out of malpractice insurance, invites you to attend its Michigan Practice Manager Meeting, a complimentary workshop that delivers essential tips to help you prepare for MACRA and protect your practice from cybersecurity threats. MACRA: Tools and Knowledge for Success Industry experts will help…
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MSMS Members Tesify in the House Health Policy Committee

On Tuesday, September 19, Megan Edison, M.D., offered testimony on behalf of the Michigan State Medical Society opposing House Bills 4066 and 4067 before the Michigan House Health Policy Committee. House Bill 4066 would set up an "interstate medical licensure compact," which is the last thing our medical system needs — one more unnecessary barrier…
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