The food allergy disparity

What do peanuts, milk and eggs have in common? They're the top three most common food allergens affecting children. Recent studies suggest that food allergies affect some ethnic and racial populations disproportionately. A study published in Pediatrics found African American children in the U.S. are more likely to have food allergies than other

Beaumont earns national accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the ACS

The Commission on Cancer, or CoC, of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Beaumont Health System. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain

Miles4Alex bike event helps kids in Nepal and kids in Metro Detroit

Alexandra Graham, a 16-year-old West Bloomfield resident who lost her fight with bone cancer in 1999, inspired many people during her short life. Her legacy lives on through an August biking event that will raise funds for two programs at Beaumont Children's Hospital, where Alex received her care, and for the Detroit2Nepal Foundation, created by

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day benefits Children’s Miracle Network kids at Beaumont Children’s Hospital

On Thursday, Aug. 8, Metro Detroit will be hit with a rare summer blizzard. More specifically, it will be a day of Dairy Queen Blizzard Treats to benefit area children. For the seventh year in a row, Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day invites people to come out to area stores, enjoy an ice cream treat and raise funds for services and equipment for

Beaumont Health System launches research trial of bioresorbable heart scaffold

Beaumont Health System has joined a multicenter, international research study of a new temporary heart device that helps keep an artery open following angioplasty, then is broken down and absorbed by the body. The research will compare the effectiveness of the new "disappearing" device, the AbsorbTM Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold made

Beaumont class for expectant parents: Understanding Childbirth

Beaumont Community Health Education will offer a condensed class focusing on labor and birth for expectant parents. The new, six-hour class includes stages of labor and birth; medical procedures; cesarean birth; and comfort measures for labor and the support person's role. "Understanding Childbirth Express Class" is a single-session

9 tips to protect your skin

Are you ready for fun in the sun? Whether you're lounging on the beach on vacation or building that new patio, extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can be harmful. "Excessive sun exposure can be uncomfortable and can result in damage to skin and skin cancer," says Roxana Chapman, D.O., section head, Dermatology, Beaumont

Physical therapy eases pelvic pain for Brighton man

Pelvic pain doesn't discriminate. It isn't just a problem that affects women. Ask Dennis Wagener, 62, of Brighton. Three years ago, he decided to increase his activity level, so he purchased a bicycle because bicycling is easy on the joints. Shortly after he began riding, he experienced tremendous pain in his groin and testicles. Was it his bike

Beaumont Health System opens new Breast Care Center in West Bloomfield

Because early detection saves lives, Beaumont Health System has expanded its Comprehensive Breast Care program to West Bloomfield. This new, 6,031-square-foot facility, located in suite 103 of the Beaumont Medical Center at 6900 Orchard Lake Road, offers pathology, radiology, mammography and surgical services. Nearly one in eight women will

Chill Out: Precautions Can Prevent Heat Illnesses

As temperatures and humidity levels rise, so too do visits to Beaumont Health System emergency centers. With proper precautions, most heat illnesses are preventable. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, each year about 400 deaths and thousands of emergency department visits are caused by heat illnesses. The three biggest