Newly cleared viral diagnostic tested at Beaumont

A new test, the first molecular diagnostic panel to simultaneously detect the most prevalent respiratory viruses, including flu and the common cold, has potential in combating "superbugs." The test, referred to as the xTAGTM Respiratory Virus Panel, or RVP, was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Beaumont Hospital, Royal

Beaumont Grosse Pointe hosts fitness open house

The Community Health Promotion department at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe hosted a fitness open house on at the . The afternoon event included demonstrations and free workouts, featuring the center's fitness program. Certified personal trainers and fitness instructors were on hand to answer questions. Visitors were invited to tour and try

Holiday safety tips

Tis the season to deck the halls and celebrate family traditions. However, with the lighting of festive candles and yule logs come potential dangers. By taking precautions, many holiday dangers can be eliminated. Safety City U.S.A. is offering "Decking the Halls Safely" on Tuesday, Dec. 11. This free, interactive education program

Beaumont on national list of top heart hospitals

Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy have recently been named to the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for heart care by Thomson Healthcare. The annual Thomson Healthcare award is based on hospitals' performance treating congestive heart failure and heart attacks. This marks the fifth time Beaumont, Royal Oak has been recognized with this honor

Shoppers beware: there's trouble in toyland

Safety City U.S.A. recently hosted the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan's toy safety news conference. Aaron Pinkston of PIRGIM, along with Holly Bair, R.N., Beaumont's Trauma Care coordinator, announced the results of the 22nd annual Trouble in Toyland report to consumers. For 22 years, the PIRGIM Trouble in Toyland report has offered

Beaumont awarded 2007 organ donation Medal of Honor by HHS

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in collaboration with Gift of Life Michigan, was recently recognized for achieving outstanding organ donation rates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor was presented to hospital representatives at the Third National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplants held Oct. 10

Beaumont study: deer hunting can strain hearts

  The great orange army, comprised of more than 500,000 hunters, are eagerly preparing for Thursday, Nov. 15. - the opening of another firearms deer hunting season in Michigan. Many bag a deer, but along with success comes firearm accidents and tree stand mishaps. Beaumont researchers have identified another hunting danger- the hidden danger of

$30 million gift from J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli

J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli, long-time Detroit-area philanthropists, have designated a $30 million bequest through their estate to endow programs and research at Beaumont Hospitals. The bequest will benefit the Beaumont Heart and Vascular Institute and the J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli Urology Institute. The Ministrellis' cumulative

Tips on preparing turkey for the holidays

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, executive chef Gordon Bowman at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak offers some tips on preparing your turkey. Cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be intimidating for first-timers or for people cooking for the extended family. Chef Bowman says the key is to get the cooking started off safely. "When it

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe adds digital mammography

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe is now offering digital screening mammography through its newly established mammography service. The new digital mammography service is in the Beaumont, Grosse Pointe first-floor Diagnostic Imaging department, 468 Cadieux Road (north of Jefferson Avenue). Appointments can be arranged by calling 800-328-8542. Free