Recent Posts by Will Meurer

Pertussis Cases Rising

The following is from the Washtenaw County Health Department... [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] Bordetella pertussis on Charcoal Agar - detail (Photo credit: Nathan Reading)[/caption] Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak: Vaccination Encouraged Pertussis or "whooping cough" is still circulating. Every week, 2 or 3 new cases are being reported with a total of 142 cases of pertussis…
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Website Feedback!

Please provide feedback to the EC regarding the website! (Look around first - of course!)   [polldaddy type="iframe" survey="1B09F3DFEA7064D1" height="auto" domain="willmeurer" id="wcms-website-feedback"]
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A cool app that uses local antibiotic resistance data to help clinicians! Limited, but neat.
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Medicine’s Search For Meaning

Post - by Will Meurer (referenced blog not by me!) This is a blog post in the New York Times - which received a lot of comments. At times, we in organized medicine are looking for ways to engage younger physicians. The approach to considering wellness and the human side of medicine possibly representes an…
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General Session November 5

WCMS Members -     Our next General Session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  The program is being held at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor.  The social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., and the program at 7:30 p.m.      The evening’s program is “The Second…
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Suprising thoughts about Medicaid Expansion

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="120"] Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicaid administrator) logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] New information suggests that younger patients may be enrolling in Medicaid when it expands in Michigan. "States that have refused to expand Medicaid, as requested as part of the Obamacare health reforms, say they can’t afford to cover all…
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President’s Message!

From: Edward Washabaugh, MD Doctor…What is your New Year’s Resolution? I know what you are thinking. It is February and it is cold. Spring break looms and you wish you kept your resolution to lose the weight before that trip to warmer climates. Think back to January 1st. Did you make a resolution? New Year’s…
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