Category Archives: Washtenaw County

News from our county.

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Million dollar grant to aid Washtenaw County Incubator Collaborative

From the Ann Arbor Journal... They report on a new incubator to spur biomedical investment and research in the region. "With the number of college students in Michigan seeking a cutting-edge education in the growing fields of technology and medicine continually on the rise, there is a strong desire to turn some of those students…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Waning

From Laura Bauman - County Public Health Department Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance  Lab-confirmed Cases:   Reports of confirmed influenza in Washtenaw County appear to have peaked the week ending January 12.  However, flu activity continues to be high and respiratory illness in area schools and child care centers is climbing.  The predominant strain being reported locally…
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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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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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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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Michigan’s Helmet Law at Risk

Submitted by William Meurer, MD, MS An Open Letter to Governor Rick Snyder Given the legislature’s attention on a potential public health problem, I recently contacted the governor. Below is my letter to Rick Snyder (delivered via email) and his response presented here verbatim. Since injury prevention is an important role for physicians, and the…
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Washtenaw County Tops in Health

Excerpted from the Washtenaw County Public Health Department Website "The 2011 County Health Rankings put Washtenaw County first in health factors among Michigan Counties for the second year. (more…)
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