The gift of less anxiety

One of the greatest challenges in pediatric anesthesia is providing preoperative relief for children’s anxiety.

Now, some physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills have made it possible for kids, and even some adult patients, to distract their attention away from anxious thoughts by playing games and doing activities on iPads.

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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

Not just for wrinkles: Botox injections help man overcome overactive bladder

With more than 17 million Americans with overactive bladders, drug companies have been busy developing medicines for people with incontinence issues. Unfortunately, many of the medicines don’t work or people can’t tolerate the drugs because they became nauseous or get dry mouth problems; 80 percent of people stop taking pills prescribed to them for incontinence. There are other options, including botox.

New implant for treating enlarged prostate offered by Beaumont urologist

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer a new, less invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate. The permanent implant treats symptoms due to urinary flow obstruction in men ages 50 or older.

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine receives full accreditation from the Liaison Council for Medical Education

Founding Dean Robert Folberg, M.D., was notified today that the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Natural birth workshop prepares families, increases mother’s confidence

Giving birth naturally, with little or no medical intervention, is a choice more and more mothers are considering. However, natural birth requires careful planning and preparation. A new Beaumont class entitled, “Natural Birth Workshop,” teaches expectant families how to turn their natural birth plan into a reality. The

Beaumont celebrates Heart Month with community education programs

In celebration of American Heart Month in February, Beaumont Health System is holding a series of free events to help educate the community about a healthy heart.

Beaumont opens outpatient center for varicose veins in West Bloomfield

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield has opened a 2,670-square-foot outpatient center to treat adults with varicose veins.

Beaumont celebrates 60 years of caring for our community

This week, Beaumont Health System is celebrating its 60th birthday. On Jan. 24, 1955, 238-bed William Beaumont Hospital opened its doors on 113 acres of donated farmland, and adjacent land from an undeveloped subdivision, at 13 Mile and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak.

Beaumont, Troy opens Heart Valve Clinic in its Sterling Heights Medical Center

Beaumont Health System has opened a second Heart Valve Clinic dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the most complex heart valve diseases. The clinic is located in the Beaumont Medical Center at 44250 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights, across from Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

Beaumont hosts education program encouraging girls to consider careers in medicine

What can a young lady do with a power drill? Plenty, thanks to a free, national education program developed to encourage and inspire young women to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery and engineering. Beaumont, Royal Oak recently hosted 41 high school girls who participated in the Perry Initiative.