Minimally Invasive VATS for Lung Surgery Proving Better than Traditional Technique

Richard Coffey's health was his No. 1 concern when he was faced with lung cancer surgery. But the physically fit West Bloomfield, Mich., man also felt compelled to ask his surgeon about how quickly he could get back to his regular routine. "Is there any chance I'll be playing golf again by the end of the year?" he recalls asking

Pediatric Neurosurgeon Urges Kids to Strap on Safety Helmets when Playing Sports

Snow is falling and friends are calling. ... Whether your child participates in organized winter team sports or recreation activities with friends and family, there is always a danger of concussion. Concussions account for about 46 percent of U.S. winter sport injuries. "Knowing the warning signs of a concussion and when to seek medical

Quick Detection of Bleeding in the Brain for People on Blood Thinners Saving Lives

A treatment strategy for people on blood thinners who hit their head is saving lives at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.), according to recent research. In 105 study patients treated under the protocol, the time to diagnose bleeding in the brain as a result of the head bump was cut in half and treatment was started in one-third of the

2 Naturopathic Doctors Added to Beaumont's Integrative Medicine Program

When Mary Kay Stark of Berkley needed guidance on taking supplements and help with sleep problems during chemotherapy for breast cancer, she turned to the Integrative Medicine program at Beaumont Hospital. As a result, naturopath Jen Green recommended supplements for Stark's leg and sleep problems, and advised her to stop taking the supplement

Heart and Vascular Screen May Be Best Gift of All

Care about the heart health of someone you love and wondering what to give him this holiday season? The perfect gift for your loved one could be a gift certificate for a Heart and Vascular Wellness Screening at Beaumont. For $70, the screening includes a blood pressure measurement; assessment of body mass index; blood cholesterol and glucose

Beaumont Hospital, Troy EC Aims for Prompt Care for High Numbers of Emergency Patients

Emergency Medicine physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Troy recently studied how satisfied their patients are in relation to the time they wait for care and found that a patient's happiness falls sharply once he has waited 3-1/2 hours. Recognizing that its high volume can result in waits for care, the hospital has taken steps to make the process

Robocalls Help Women with Breast Cancer Manage Chemotherapy Side Effects

An automated system worked well in helping manage routine chemotherapy side effects in women with metastatic breast cancer, according to research conducted in part at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. One hundred ninety-four women with an average age of 50 were assessed on 15 symptoms ranging from anxiety to fatigue. Half were randomly assigned

Give Germs the Slip with Proper Handwashing

Wash your hands! You've heard it again and again, from your mom, your doctor and medical experts in the media. It's the cheapest and best way to stop the spread of germs responsible for colds, flu and a whole medical dictionary of other illnesses. But has anyone every taught you how to wash your hands? A cursory swipe with soap, quick rinse and

Hate to See Your Breath When You Workout? Take it Indoors

With Thanksgiving Day a memory and the holiday season underway, it won't be long before Old Man Winter blows in. While hardier souls will be strapping on skis and lacing up ice skates, some prefer to take their workout indoors when the mercury plummets. Exercise physiologist JoAnne Bieniasz of the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center offers these

Taking Kiddies to Grandma's? 11Tips to Help Pave the Way

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go! Or on the interstate ... the friendly skies ... you get the picture. Yes, it's time for the annual holiday trip to visit loved ones. Whether you're a newbie when it comes to traveling with kids or a seasoned pro, Lori Polakowski, a former flight attendant and individual