Beaumont Offers New Liver Transplant Support Group

One hundred and eighty-five liver transplants took place in Michigan in 2007 and currently 305 people are on the waiting list, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. As more people are becoming involved in the transplant process, there is a need for guidance and nurturing by others who have been though it. A new

How to Talk to Kids about Disabilities

Social worker Therese Scarpace, L.M.S.W., of Beaumont Hospitals' Pediatric Rehabilitation, interacts with hundreds of children who have "disabilities." She offers the following advice for teaching children how to understand and relate to those with disabilities. If parents can teach their children a simple way of understanding

Toy Cart at Beaumont, Troy Brings Smiles

Generous donations from community members are brightening hospital stays for children treated at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. The hospital recently introduced a Pediatric Toy Cart filled with age-specific toys and games for patients in the hospital's Pediatric Unit and in other treatment and public areas at the Troy hospital. As part of a

5 Tips for Adopting a Vegetarian Diet

Wednesday, Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day and kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Adopting a vegetarian diet has many benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, while also conserving fresh water, fertile topsoil and other limited resources that go into creating a meat-based diet.  Here are five tips to

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.