8 Things You Should Know About Colds, Flu and Antibiotics

Besides sharing recent holiday cheer, many shared viruses too. The holiday season traditionally kicks off the cold and flu season. Knowing when antibiotics will help relieve symptoms - and when they won't - is key to helping prevent antibiotic resistance.

Beaumont offering winter program for women cancer survivors

Required information session Jan. 7 or Jan. 14 at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is offering Silver Linings, an eight-week, mindfulness-based stress reduction program, that helps women cancer survivors learn how to reduce stress with tools including meditation, mindful yoga, eating and communication. Silver Linings is

Southeast Michigan Donations Give New Life to Three-Year-Old Patient of Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Generosity of community provides invaluable resources to change lives of local children The sound of a child’s laughter and voice have been said to be magical. Like every child, three-year-old Troy Jones wanted to play, talk and express his feelings. But, unlike his peers, the Royal Oak toddler was suffering from severe verbal apraxia preventing

Beaumont Health System appoints new chair for Radiation Oncology

David Wood, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., health system chair, Radiation Oncology. Dr. Stevens joins Beaumont from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where he served as senior member and chair of Radiation Oncology. He is an expert in the treatment of thoracic

Beaumont Hospital, Troy opens new pediatric subspecialty clinic

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a new Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic to meet the growing need for pediatric care in northern Oakland and Macomb counties. Dr. Ayas performs a routine check-up. Beaumont Children’s Hospital physicians at the new outpatient clinic specialize in a variety of pediatric services including gastroenterology,

Clarkston man using Beaumont’s EECP therapy to help his heart

Jerry McNally, 81, of Clarkston, thinks of his enhanced external counter pulsation therapy, or EECP, as an aid for his heart, like glasses might be for his eyes or a hearing aid might be for his ears. McNally, who had a triple heart bypass surgery in 1999, is using EECP therapy to control his chest pain and improve blood flow to and from his

Beaumont’s new catheterization lab enhances patient care while protecting caregivers

Lab offers advanced cardiovascular imaging and first-in-world, made-in-Michigan radiation shielding system Radiation safety officer Cheryl Schultz testsfor radiation exposure in the cardiac cath labwith the shielding system in place. A new heart catheterization laboratory at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak features advanced cardiovascular

Beaumont Children’s Hospital opens Sickle Cell Anemia Center

Beaumont Children’s Hospital has opened a Sickle Cell Anemia Center offering comprehensive, specialized care for infants, children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia and sickle-thalassemia syndromes. Dr. Kate Gowans The Royal Oak-based clinic’s medical director, Kate Gowans, M.D. is section head, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology,

Beaumont Children’s Hospital partners with ‘Give Miracles,’ a CMN Hospitals fundraising program, to fulfill holiday wish list

GiveMiracles.org provides donors options to support Beaumont Children’s Hospital Donations help fund activities, like bingo,for Beaumont Children's Hospital patients. The most important gift you can give this holiday seasons doesn’t require special wrapping, but provides hope and courage to thousands of local hospitalized children at

Brother’s wish: take care of yourselves first

Two brothers have bariatric surgeries on same day, by same surgeon Dennis Lazorka, a Westland resident, remembers when he weighed 464.4 pounds, “I won’t forget that number. I was disgusted. I was in denial.” He was not alone. His brother Mike, of Plymouth, also weighed over 400 pounds. In the spring of 2012, with their younger brother, Tom, dying