Beaumont offers minimally invasive back surgery

Theresa Moreland of Novi remembers having problems standing for longer than ten minutes. She fatigued easily. Then one morning after several attempts, she could barely get out of bed. "It was scary," explains Moreland, 77, "My legs felt frozen." After a visit to her doctor, Fernando Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., she was diagnosed with a

Safety City U.S.A. to host children's summer camp

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9. Three one-week camp sessions are available during July and August. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $120 per camper. The camp fee includes all

April 5 ‘Blanket Beaumont' marathon to help comfort patients

As cartoonist Charles Schultz depicted in his comic strip, "Peanuts", we shouldn't underestimate the comfort derived from a warm blanket. Along with medical expertise, Beaumont Hospital staff and volunteers dispense hundreds of handmade blankets each year to help comfort patients. When Beth Laperriere's grandson was rushed to

Beaumont seeks approval for Royal Oak hospital expansion

Beaumont Hospitals has filed a certificate of need application for state Department of Community Health approval of a $204-million north expansion at its Royal Oak hospital. The project calls for 346,000 -square-feet of new construction that includes a replacement Emergency Center, a 36-bed intensive care unit, four operating rooms and a

Beaumont studying joint wear with hip simulator

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices. "This new piece of equipment allows our researchers to test total hip joint replacement parts under conditions approximating those occurring in the human

Beaumont researchers study ICU patient admission process

Each year more than 5 million Americans are treated in hospital intensive care units. This care costs $180 billion each year- almost 38 percent of the nation's acute care spending. Since 2005 researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak have been following patients who are considered, but not admitted to the medical intensive care unit or MICU.

Beaumont, Royal Oak named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has been named a Blue Distinction CenterSM for Complex and Rare Cancers as part of a national program by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its HMO affiliate, Blue Care Network. Only two Michigan hospitals earned this prestigious distinction for complex cancers. There

Beaumont doctors use CT scans to identify dangerous heart plaques

Beaumont Hospital cardiologists have just published a first-of-its-kind study showing that unstable coronary plaques, that cause most heart attacks, can be identified before a heart attack occurs using noninvasive computed tomographic angiography. Their research findings are published in the March 25 issue of the American College of Cardiology's

3 Tesla MRI available at Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has implemented 3T MRI technology in the Breast Care Imaging Center. "The 3 Tesla MRI is very well suited for breast imaging when searching for very small lesions to detect cancers in their earliest stages," says Marc Flemming, M.D., division director of MRI and CT at Beaumont, Troy. "The 3T MRI is also

Beaumont partners with ProCure for first proton beam cancer therapy center

ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. and Beaumont Hospitals have announced an agreement to invest $159 million in Michigan to develop the state's first proton beam therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 with the state's Department of Community Health for approval to