Beaumont researchers: use of lung ablation to combat cancer promising

Five years ago Vera Morrison of Madison Heights was diagnosed with lung cancer- the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the United States. After radiation treatments failed, her future didn't look so bright. But then she was given the option to try a new treatment called lung ablation by Beaumont interventional radiologist Michael

Beaumont Study Finds Obesity Link to Early Heart Attack

Excess weight is strongly linked to premature heart attack and the more overweight the earlier the attack happens, according to a study from Beaumont Hospitals in the Sept. 16 Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study, led by Peter McCullough, M.D., consultant cardiologist and chief of Nutrition and Prevention Medicine,

Beaumont's stroke program recertified by Joint Commission

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned advanced recertification of its primary stroke center by The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Beaumont earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in June. "Beaumont Hospital has demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and

Beaumont, Royal Oak receives magnet redesignation

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as a Magnet hospital, the highest designation for nursing excellence. The Royal Oak hospital was the first in Michigan to receive Magnet status, in 2004. "Attaining Magnet status recognizes our nurses for what they are - the most-preferred,

Beaumont, WSU to retrain returning military surgeons

Beaumont Hospitals and Wayne State University's Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems program will collaborate on research for retraining surgeons returning from active military duty with an innovation award from the Department of Defense's Telemedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center. Researchers led by Beaumont's Charles Shanley,

Comfort bears create smiles

With just a few dollars, one man is making hundreds of children smile. Gary Wachler remembers being in the hospital when he was a boy, lying in the hospital bed, bored and not feeling well. But when his mother brought him some puppets, he put on a show for the other kids, making them laugh, which kept his mind off being in the hospital.

Beaumont appoints medical director of pediatric services

Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Hospitals, has appointed Jeffrey Maisels, M.D., to medical director of Pediatric Services to coordinate the integration of all pediatric services at Beaumont Hospitals including ones in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy, and all ambulatory sites. "Dr. Maisels'

Beaumont research: check young kidney patients' hearts

A Beaumont Hospitals researcher is urging heart screenings for young and middle-aged people with chronic kidney disease, based on his research among more than 31,000 participants that is published in the August edition of the American Heart Journal. The research study was led by Dr. Peter McCullough, consultant cardiologist and chief of

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak opens new epilepsy monitoring unit

A new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit has opened at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. This specialized inpatient unit is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adults with seizures. "Our unit will help distinguish between false and true epileptic seizures in the pre-surgical workup of patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy,"

Safety City U.S.A. offering free car seat safety checks

On , Safety City U.S.A. is offering area residents Certified child passenger safety technicians will check and teach parents how to properly install car seats at . The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Safety City U.S.A. is in the Northwood Shopping Center, 30955 N. Woodward Ave. (at 13 Mile Road), Royal Oak. Safety City U.S.A. will