Beaumont Researchers: Biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for head and neck cancer

An international team of researchers, led by Beaumont Health System’s Jan Akervall, M.D., Ph.D., looked at biomarkers to determine the effectiveness of radiation treatments for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. They identified two markers that were good at predicting a patient’s resistance to radiation therapy. Their

Beaumont, Botsford, Oakwood sign letter of intent to form a new health system

Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare have signed a letter of intent and begun exclusive negotiations about combining their operations into a new health care system. Michalski Connolly LaCasse The boards of the three not-for-profit organizations have approved a letter of intent calling

Sounds of spring

Spring is finally here! Instead of sounds of chirping birds or buzzing bees, it won’t be long before sniffling, sneezing and coughing fill the air. Are these symptoms of a common cold, or has allergy season arrived? Beaumont Children's Hospital Section Head of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Devang Doshi, M.D., “Avoidance is an easy way to free

Beaumont offering spring program for women with family history of cancer

Beaumont is offering Silver Linings, an eight-week, mindfulness-based stress reduction program. The workshop helps women at risk for cancer learn how to reduce stress with tools including meditation, gentle yoga, mindful eating and communication.

Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day on March 20 benefits Beaumont Children’s Hospital

You can make a lick of difference by ordering a Dairy Queen ice cream cone on March 20 to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Cancer Survivorship Program gives teen the tools to battle the bully within

Zach Howell won’t forget the summer of 2012. He was having what he calls “sleep issues” – bad headaches, nausea and vomiting. The 17-year-old St. Clair Shores resident was rushed to the Emergency Center at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. The CT scan revealed the source of his severe head pain: brain cancer. The date of his diagnosis: July 7,

Beaumont Health System hosts baby fairs for new and expecting parents

Beaumont is hosting its annual baby fairs in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy. With funds provided by Children's Miracle Network, the Beaumont baby fairs will provide new and expecting parents free information, product demonstrations, activities and tours of the family birthing centers. The Beaumont baby fairs will be held Saturdays, from

Electronic Medical Records: safe, secure sharing improves patient safety

Seeking care in a hospital that doesn’t know you or your medical history can result in patient safety concerns and also anxiety for patients, especially for those with serious medical conditions. Bernice Sessa, M.D., Beaumont, Troy emergency physician, inputs patient medical information using myBeaumontChart. Beaumont Health System now

Stalking a superbug: Beaumont program keeps antibiotic-resistant CRE at bay

There’s a relatively unknown, hidden or “stealth” bug that’s making big problems for some hospitals. It’s called Carapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. CRE is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top three bug threats. It has a 50 percent mortality rate. Dr. Band “We call it a triple threat bug because

Cancer survivor repays gratitude with giant gift to Beaumont

Giant, inflatable colon raises colorectal cancer awareness What’s gray, pink and red, 32 feet long, 20 feet wide and 12 feet high? Answer: A giant, inflatable model of the human colon. The display travels to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont, Troy in March during National Colorectal Awareness Month. “It definitely grabs your attention,”