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Cocaine, Heroin Cut With Animal Dewormer Send Users to ED

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] English: Cocaine powder Deutsch: Kokain in Pulverform (als Salz) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Something new to look out for if you see unexplained neutropenia and skin necrosis in patients using cocaine or heroin . "A case series study showed that 23 individuals who presented at healthcare facilities with unexplained neutropenia or skin…
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MSMS resolutions for House of Delegates Due Feb 28

Posted on behalf of Sallie Schiel. WCMS Members - If you would like to submit a resolution for the 2013 Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates, they are due at MSMS by February 28, 2013.  This is two weeks earlier than usual.  Please send your resolution to WCMS to be submitted electronically to MSMS.…
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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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Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="120" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] From Jim Mitchiner Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012 Future of Medicine:  The Board was updated on progress on the five Future of Medicine activities (childhood obesity, primary care, quality & safety, healthcare stewardship, and Medicaid).  Membership:  The Board voted to eliminate the current…
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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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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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