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WCMS 2Q Bulletin Online Now!

You will want to read this issue! Patients began to die unexpectedly at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital in 1976.  Read about the “Paralyzing Summer” and the story behind the story. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed wants to run for Governor:  medical students give their impressions of Dr. El-Sayed. MPRO has been overseeing quality of care in…
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 29

Disposing of Unused Medications Prevents Drug Thefts, Abuse, and Overdoses Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors. That's why the DEA and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and…
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Washtenaw County Opioid Report

The most recent Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report is available here. Highlights include:  ·         Opioid related overdose deaths increased 20% for Washtenaw County residents between 2015 and 2016. ·         The average age of death is decreasing, especially for females.  The average age of death decreased 14 years, from age 43 in 2010 to age…
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Possible Exposure to Measles in Washtenaw County

Highly contagious disease highlights need for vaccination The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a second case of measles in a Michigan adult. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to local residents because of potential exposure to measles on Thursday and Friday of last week. Anyone at either of the following…
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April 3 Last Day to Register for New MAPS

The Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) is being upgraded with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software on Tuesday, April 4th. Upgrading the software platform is a crucial element in improving and measuring physician use of MAPS and thereby serving to help reduce the amount of prescription drugs available for illicit purposes. The new and improved MAPS AWARxE…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Update – Hospitalization Reaches 210

Total Hospitalization Reaches 210 Influenza appears to have peaked in Washtenaw County at the end of February, although flu activity remains high.  Influenza A/H3 continues to be the dominant sub-type, but Influenza B reports have become more frequent in the past few weeks. Flu-associated hospitalizations are at high levels, with most hospitalizations occurring among individuals…
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UPDATE: Data Submission Registration for MAPS Now Available

The State of Michigan will be replacing the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software, effective April 4, 2017. As directed by the Michigan State Medical Society's (MSMS) House of Delegates, upgrading the software platform is a crucial element in improving and measuring physician use of MAPS and thereby serving to help…
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U-M Nursing History Society Event March 19, 2017

Historical Reflection:   Building the Medical Center Hospitals and Related Campus Buildings Presenter:  Frederick W. Mayer When:  Sunday, March 19,  2017, 2-4 p.m. Where: School of Nursing, 426 N. Ingalls, Rm. 1000 Mr. Mayer, a former University Planner at the University of Michigan from 1968-2003, has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on the subject of…
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Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County Upcoming Events

Below are the latest announcements from the Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County. Events NEXT CHC MEETING: Symposium on Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions The overarching goal of this symposium, sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health…
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