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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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Call the Governor Now

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo © by Jeff Dean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] The senate has passed SB291 repealing the motorcycle helmet law. Call the governor NOW if you have an opinion on this- 517-335-7858 You may also fill out a web form here. Related articles Sign Petition Urging Governor to Veto Helmet Repeal (washtenawcms.wordpress.com)
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Helmet Repeal appears dead in Tennessee – for now

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] The following message was sent to Rick Snyder today. Dear Mr. Synder, The State House and Senate truly did lackadaisical work when providing the fiscal analysis for the proposed motorcycle helmet law repeal. Here are analyses performed for TennCare by the Tennessee state house…
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Sign Petition Urging Governor to Veto Helmet Repeal

A link to the petition is here. Click on this link to SIGN THE PETITION! This is what you will be signing (and 238 other Michiganders have already signed so far) Veto Helmet-Law Repeal to Protect Heads and Michigan’s Bottom Line Greetings, I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Snyder. Dear Governor Snyder:…
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President’s Message: MEMBERSHIP…It’s Our Future!

By Cynthia Hegg Krueger, MD - President WCMS and Staff Pathologist VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System In recent years, the Washtenaw County Medical Society teeters on retaining our third district director on the MSMS Board. This is just one example of how membership numbers affect the representation and your voice in organized medicine. As has…
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Letter To Michigan Representatives

This letter was sent to members of the State House of Representatives, from Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP -  Injury Prevention Education Specialist University of Michigan, Trauma Burn Center. September 5, 2011 Dear Representative, As a safety and traumatic injury expert at the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center, I respectfully submit the following research…
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Our SMARTER partners

The following is posted to the website of the Skilled Motorcyclist Association--Responsible, Trained and Educated Riders, Inc. We have reproduced it verbatim here. The seven key messages below are excellent talking points. Act Now to Help Save Michigan's Helmet Law The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) recently issued an “ePolicy Update” regarding the pending…
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Follow up letter to Governor Snyder – We can’t afford helmet law repeal!

Dear Governor Snyder: If a proposed bill to radically weaken Michigan’s universal motorcycle helmet law reaches your desk, a Coalition of County Medical Societies led by the Washtenaw County Medical Society, with the support of hospitals, physicians, and medical groups from across Michigan, urge you to veto it. The proposed changes to Michigan’s 42-year-old law…
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More on Motorcycles

Here is a message from Jim Mitchiner Once again, the state Senate has passed a bill repealing Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law. If this bill becomes law, it would have catastrophic consequences for injured motorcyclists in Michigan, and would impact the economy as well, since taxpayers would foot the bill for acute and chronic medical…
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