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.

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield offers new services

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield has expanded its medical services for area residents.  Through a $40 million expansion, new services include same-day surgeries, cardiac rehabilitation, coronary computed tomography heart scans and nuclear SPECT/CT imaging. Along with these new services, the adult orthopedic rehabilitation area has

Beaumont, Royal Oak appoints new chief of pediatric neurosurgery

Holly S. Gilmer, M.D., has been named the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "Dr. Gilmer is a most welcome addition to our neurosurgery team," says Charles Shanley, M.D., senior vice president, Surgical Services and chairman, department of Surgery. "Her surgical skills, leadership and breadth of

Beaumont researching nonsurgical heart valve repair

Beaumont is the first hospital in metro Detroit to treat patients in a clinical study evaluating the MitraClip® system to repair the mitral valve without open-heart surgery. The MitraClip® device is used for patients with moderately severe to severe mitral regurgitation, the most common type of heart valve problem. With the clip,

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe announces new chiefs

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has announced the appointment of several medical and surgical chiefs who will take on administrative responsibilities in their respective areas. "We are very pleased to have these talented, skilled physicians at Beaumont," says Larry Lloyd, M.D., senior vice president and director of Surgical

Beaumont opens offsite center for urologic care

Beaumont Hospitals is opening an offsite Urology Procedure Center to enhance convenience for patients undergoing outpatient urologic procedures. The $4-million center, which is in the Beaumont Comprehensive Urology Center at 31157 Woodward Ave. (north of 13 Mile Road) in Royal Oak, will open June 17. Some of the treatments to be performed

Beaumont patients with diabetes reduce heart risk

More than half of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure at the Beaumont Weight Control Center who enrolled in a national research study reduced their blood pressure to normal levels. As a result, they've lowered their risk for serious heart and vascular problems, including eye and kidney damage. Three hundred Beaumont patients were

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe names 1st Daisy Award winner

Kelly Benoit, R.N., of Grosse Pointe Woods, is the first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. The award, supported by the DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting diseases that attack the immune system, recognizes the efforts of nurses. Benoit, who works in the Women's and

Vision benefit to feature futurist Ray Kurzweil via hologram

Tickets are available for the on at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Artificial vision researcher Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Southern California, will be honored as the recipient of the 2008 Children's Vision Award. The event will benefit ROPARD, The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases, and

Beaumont can test for heart-attack prone plaques

Heart doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are first in the world with a laser imaging device that identifies the makeup of plaque deposits on artery walls. As these plaque deposits accumulate, they reduce blood flow to the heart, possibly causing intermittent chest pain called angina, and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack. This