Mother Advocates for Organ Donation After Death of Teenage Son

The following story is posted in recognition of April as Organ Donor Awareness Month. Tim Parker was a wonderful child. Just over 6 feet tall, the 18-year-old soccer team captain and leading scorer had just graduated from Troy (Mich.) Athens High School in 2007, where he collected friends as effortlessly as he collected goals. His mother, Lynn

Sports Medicine Specialist to Study Shoulder, Elbow Problems in Young Pitchers

The recent opening day at Comerica Park and ballparks across the country heralds the beginning of baseball season, and for many it also means that the start of Little League Baseball is just around the corner. Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Joseph Guettler, M.D., always knows when baseball season has started because

Beaumont and Royal Oak Firefighters Join Forces to Reduce Heart Risk for 1st Responders

Firefighters should be in top physical condition to do their jobs in highly stressful, physically demanding environments. A new pilot program at Beaumont Hospitals will assess members of that demanding profession in an effort to ensure they are heart-healthy and can answer the call to duty. Beaumont, in partnership with the Royal Oak Fire

Dietitian to Recount Personal Cancer Experience at Sharing and Caring Session

As a registered dietitian and three-time cancer survivor, Diana Dyer speaks from a unique perspective. Dyer, of Ann Arbor, will be at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak to present "Feeding Body and Soul: A Dietitian's Journey of Cancer Survivorship," on Thursday, May 14, with a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture. Festivities will be

Upcoming Classes are to Help Parents of Special Needs Children

"Parenting a child with special needs presents special challenges," says Therese Scarpace, Beaumont pediatric rehabilitation social worker. "So a team of specialists from the Beaumont's Children's Hospital's Center for Human Development, Speech and Language department and Center for Children's Rehabilitation have collaborated

Hospitals Proudly Flying Flags Promoting Organ Donation

Beaumont Hospitals is joining 60 Michigan hospitals and organizations promoting organ and tissue donation awareness by flying flags that read "Donation Saves Lives" during April. Michigan's first flag-flying campaign is part of a national effort to bolster organ donor registries in April, which is Donate Life Month. Hospitals and

Free Series Teaches Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

With job layoffs leading daily newscasts and Wall Street struggling to gain traction, has there ever been a better time for a stress reduction program, especially one that's offered free of charge? "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program," a free four-week series to improve participants' sense of well-being, inner calmness and

Expecting a Baby and Want to Take a Class? Launch Your Browser and You're There

With the Web 2.0 generation growing up and starting families, it was just a matter of time before online childbirth and baby care classes became reality. Beaumont Hospitals is adding three Web-based, independent study classes: "Childbirth Education," "Preparing for Breastfeeding" and "Babycare and Safety."

People with Parkinson's Disease Exercise Muscles, Sense of Humor in Special Class

An exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease at the Beaumont Health Center (Royal Oak, Mich.) is adding pep to Warren Aldred's life. "I've been impressed with how well I feel after the class," says the 84-year-old Chrysler retiree. "I definitely would recommend it to anybody." Aldred admits he's not too keen on

People with Heart Failure Need to be Vigilant about Salt in Easter, Passover Foods

A cardiologist at Beaumont Hospital in Troy (Mich.) is advising people with congestive heart failure to be careful and avoid foods high in salt during their Easter and Passover celebrations. For Christians, that means no ham. People of the Jewish faith are advised to eat salt-free matza and to steer clear of the religious practice of dipping