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Beaumont first in U.S. to offer new system to ‘test drive’ bowel and bladder incontinence therapy

Dianne Bachman, 71, of Macomb, has had an overactive bladder and urge incontinence for more than two years. This condition hindered her once-active lifestyle. She was among the first in the nation to benefit from the new Verify Evaluation System at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak on Sept. 17.

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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