BBQ without the Burn: 7 Tips for Summer Foods

Summer barbecues are a wonderful way to get friends and family together, but the meals are often filled with common acid reflux triggers that can ruin anyone's fun. If your chest is burning after having a burger or you're reaching for another antacid after enjoying a tangy artichoke dip, then you may be experiencing symptoms of acid reflux.

Fireworks 101- A Safety Refresher

Some say it wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks - a tradition that injures nearly 10,000 Americans each year, of which almost half are children. Fireworks may be beautiful, but they're best seen and heard from a distance, according to Beaumont doctors. "Many people recognize the dangers of the bigger fireworks, but surprisingly,

Beaumont Health System opens second Center for Reflux and Esophageal Cancer Prevention

Beaumont Health System is opening a second on Tuesday, June 19 at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. A multidisciplinary team of board-certified gastroenterologists, surgeons, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors), nurse clinicians, dietitians and speech and language pathologists will work collaboratively with patients and their primary care

10 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe This Summer

Summer should be fun, but keeping your child safe can be a challenge. Get the most out of the seemingly briefest - and best - season in Michigan by following the advice of Beaumont Health System safety experts below: Three words: Supervise, supervise, supervise Children are less likely to practice risky behavior like jumping off a swing or popping

Having Fun in the Sun?

Whether you are beach bound or boating this summer, sunscreen is a must for anyone who spends time in the sun. Today, the begins to roll out the new sunscreen labeling regulations to help consumers make more informed decisions about how to use these products and the protection they provide. It should now be easier for consumers to find the right

Are Gamers Better Surgeons?

Moms and dads may want to reconsider limiting their children's video game use. Today's high-scoring gamer could be getting the necessary training to become a highly skilled surgeon of tomorrow. Urologists at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak will be testing this theory with new medical simulation technology for training doctors to perform minimally

Beaumont seeking volunteers for prostate treatment study

Investigators at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are seeking volunteers with prostate cancer for a research trial that uses state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgical techniques to reduce treatment from eight and a half weeks to two weeks. "The standard for men with localized prostate cancer is 42-44 treatments over two months," says

Beaumont's liver tranpslant program earns Medicare approval

Beaumont Health System's liver transplantation program recently received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This approval comes less than two years after surgeons performed their first liver transplant. Explains Alan Koffron, M.D., interim chair of Surgery, Beaumont Health System and director, Multi-Organ

Don’t Let Trampolines Take the Bounce Out of Your Summer

Parents think they are dangerous; kids think they are fun. We are talking about trampolines and one Beaumont expert says that the parents are probably right. "While trampolines have their place in training for certain sports, people need to understand the risks of injury are very real, especially in a home setting under little

June Means School’s Out and Summer Camps Begin

As the school bell sounds fade, parents and children can start focusing on the fun of summer camps. Attending camp can be an unforgettable experience for children and it can have a positive effect on their psychological development, self-esteem and independence. Just last year, Edward Walton, M.D., division director of Pediatric Emergency