Beaumont, Grosse Pointe offers 'Rest Assured' respite care

With nearly 17 million parents caring for a special needs child, one thing they desperately need is a night out, a weekend away, the chance to spend time together or to focus on an occasion with their other children. Unfortunately for these families, it's not as easy as calling the neighborhood baby sitter. Parents of special needs children need

Beaumont Health System announces executive appointments

Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointments of four executives to new or expanded roles. Samuel Flanders, M.D., of Bloomfield Township, has been appointed as executive vice president of Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness for Beaumont Health System. Dr. Flanders will direct all Quality and

Beaumont's Colorectal Multidisciplinary Clinic: Patients Like Approach, Support

Beaumont's Colorectal Multidisciplinary Clinic is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month, but instead of receiving gifts, it's handing them out. That's how patient Beth Kanaby feels about treatment for her rectal cancer by the Colorectal MDC staff. "I didn't realize how lucky I was," says Kanaby, 45, of Wyandotte, noting how

Beaumont study finds lower than predicted resting metabolic rate is associated with severely impaired cardiorespiratory fitness in obese

People with higher levels of fitness, such as those who exercise regularly, have a higher metabolic rate (the amount of energy used while at rest) and lower (the number calculated from a person's weight and height to indicate measures of body fat.) Those who exercise less frequently had low metabolic rate and were found to be more obese.These

Beaumont offers sharps drop off in West Bloomfield April 27

There is a growing concern about the improper disposal of sharps used by community residents. In response, the Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield is partnering with West Bloomfield Township and Stericycle, a medical waste disposal company, to offer a sharps drop off event on April 27 for proper disposal of needles, syringes and lancets used

7 Tips for Making Healthier Choices When Eating Out

Find yourself eating out…a lot? You're not alone. Americans are consuming more meals outside of the home. Fast, full service and carry-out foods account for approximately one-third of our daily calories and half of our total food expenses. While it may be convenient, eating out can come with a price that affects more than just our

Ways to Avoid Weekend Warrior Woes

If you are like the millions of people who are forced to cram all exercise and sporting activities into the weekend because of a busy work week, you may be a weekend warrior. It's an overused expression, but members of this club should consider that pushing all their physical activity into the weekend could be a dangerous proposition. It

Facebook Kidney Transplant Threesome: One Year Later

One year ago today a Facebook friend, Ricky Cisco, now 26, of Royal Oak donated a kidney to Roxy Kurze's husband Jeff. The transplant surgery took place at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. With the prospect of a three to five-year wait for a kidney for Jeff, Roxy of Warren turned to Facebook. Much to the couple's surprise Ricky replied to Roxy's

Beaumont-Accelion partnership brings new home care jobs while expanding services for aging and chronically ill

Beaumont Health System has partnered with Accelion Inc., a home care management services provider, to help meet the needs of the growing aging and chronically ill population. The partnership is creating more than 100 new jobs for home care nurses to help care for patients in the place where they thrive, their homes. Beaumont and Accelion entered

Is it Time to Hire a Personal Trainer?

Having a hard time getting motivated at a fitness center, or just don't feel like you're getting enough out of your exercise routine? If you are curious how to avoid 1,000 crunches, but still have a flat tummy in time for summer, you may want to consider hiring a personal trainer. Whatever your fitness level, personal trainers and fitness