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Medigram: October 16, 2014

Top Story

Society website adds online clearinghouse for Ebola resources
As news continues to emerge following the first U.S. Ebola-attributed death and the subsequent confirmation of Ebola in two nurses who cared for that patient, efforts to identify and prevent the spread of the virus have amplified. Read more.

News Briefs

WMJ study examines aspirin use in central Wisconsin
At least 41 percent of U.S. adults older than 40 follow an aspirin regimen for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but a study published in the October issue of WMJ found that regular aspirin use among adults in central Wisconsin who don’t have CVD is underutilized (35 percent). Read more.

Council receives certificate of appreciation from MCW Urban and Community Pathway
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Urban and Community Health (UCH) Pathway. Read more.

Walker, Burke tied in race for governor; time to amplify your support
The latest Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday has gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mary Burke tied, with 47 percent of likely voters supporting each candidate. Read more.

Collector car insurance available
Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance & Financial Services and Hagerty Classic Insurance are offering insurance coverage designed specifically for collector car owners. Read more.

Family Medicine for America’s Health webinar is Oct. 29
The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) is hosting a free webinar on Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAH), Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. Read more.

Rural health essay contest to award $2,500
All students or recent graduates of any University of Wisconsin System campus within the preceding year are eligible to compete for the annual Hermes Monato (Jr.) Rural Health Essay Prize. Read more.