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

Beaumont, Oakland University name dean of new medical school

Oakland University's Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Robert Folberg, M.D., as the founding dean of the allopathic medical school Oakland will open with Beaumont Hospitals. Oakland and Beaumont also announced the official name of the school - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine - and that philanthropic

Beaumont speeds up care for liver and pancreas cancer patients

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has a better option for people diagnosed with liver or pancreas cancer, diagnoses that traditionally lead to a long, frustrating medical journey, including phone calls, tests and trips to various doctors' offices before treatment begins. The hospital opened a multidisciplinary liver/pancreas clinic July 1 where

Imaging at Beaumont lets surgeons 'see' inside body like never before

New imaging technology at Beaumont Hospital lets surgeons "see" internal anatomy during surgery like never before. This allows for less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times and improved outcomes for patients. The technology - Medtronic's O-Arm® Multidimensional Imaging System - is used by orthopedic surgeons and

Beaumont named one of U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals'

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is ranked in eight categories in the prestigious 2008 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. The Royal Oak hospital has had a presence on the annual listings for 14 years. For the first time, it is ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the state and is again honored as the top heart/heart

Beaumont Hospitals approved for proton center

Beaumont Hospitals today received approval from the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop the state's first proton therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 for approval to develop the $159-million facility. The hospitals' next steps will be to

Health tips for travelers to China

In just one month a ceremonial torch will light the Olympic flame to open the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It 's estimated nearly 2.5 million visitors will attend the games in China, which run from August 8-24. If you're heading to Beijing, you should be aware of the latest tips to ensure healthy and safe travels. Beaumont's InterHealth program

Fireworks: better seen from a distance

Red, white and BOOM! Some say it wouldn't be the 4th of July without fireworks - a dangerous tradition that injures nearly 10,000 Americans each year. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly half of those injured by fireworks are children. Fireworks may be beautiful, but they're best seen and heard from a distance.