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2010-04-20 08:30:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare, the foundation of America's health system, is crumbling and needs permanent repair. Yet Congress just passed major health system reform legislation without solving the Medicare problem. The 15,000 physician and medical student members of the Michigan State Medical Society have joined a grassroots coalition with the other 49 other state medical societies to gather one million signatures to send to Congress and the...

2009-12-11 14:16:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) today applauded the wisdom of the Michigan legislature to enact legislation to make workplaces in our state smoke-free. "This is one of the most important and significant public health bills that the Michigan Legislature has ever passed," said MSMS president Richard E. Smith, MD, a Detroit obstetrician/gynecologist. "This legislation provides immediate protection to everyday citizens who...

2009-10-22 10:33:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation mobilized hundreds of volunteers this month in its 13th annual statewide effort to help provide basic comforts to those living in Michigan's domestic violence shelters. Participants volunteering with MSMS go into their communities, distribute plastic bags and ask that they be filled with basic necessities such as over-the-counter medicines, disposable diapers, new socks and...

2009-10-19 11:57:00

Opposing New Tax on Michigan's Health Care System Tuesday, October 20, 2009 LANSING, Mich., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Michigan State Medical Society: WHO: Hosted by the Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Osteopathic Association and 30 other specialty societies and county medical societies that oppose the new tax. WHAT: The "White Coat Rally" will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a march around the Capitol and then remarks on the...

2009-09-15 06:00:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A conference to explore how the future of the American auto industry could affect United Auto Workers (UAW) patients and their physicians and dentists will be presented by the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Dental Association on Thursday, Sept. 17, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. Conference speakers will discuss the forecasted condition of the auto companies and how that forecast could...

2009-08-11 05:05:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan (WCMS) congratulate their candidate in the J.H. Kanter Prize competition, Herbert C. Smitherman, Jr., M.D., who will receive a runner-up award of $25,000 for his work in improving access to care and addressing disparities among the underserved in Detroit. "Doctor Smitherman has given his time, toil, sweat and tears to improve health...

2009-08-06 09:03:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit physician Herbert C. Smitherman, Jr., M.D., has been announced as one of the 10 finalists in the inaugural J.H. Kanter Prize for physicians who have dedicated their medical careers to enhancing health care delivery. The winners will be announced Tuesday, August 11, in Washington, D.C. The top five will receive cash prizes and national recognition "for their landmark work, their tireless efforts and creativity in developing new...

2009-07-22 22:27:00

Need for continuing, open dialogue remains EAST LANSING, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While health care reform legislation currently in Congress addresses many of the principles of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), serious concerns remain about a number of issues including the public health insurance option and the need for medical liability reform. "It is our objective to be a constructive partner with Congress and our patients to arrive at health care reforms that...

2009-07-13 12:58:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Text messaging and driving is a deadly mix, according to the Michigan State Medical Society. Statistics show that drivers are six times more likely to become distracted and cause an accident if they are text messaging. Distracted drivers account for almost 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Top distractions among drivers are...


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