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Doctor Builds Charlotte Ponce A New Ear, Pierces It

Charlotte's ear is healing well. Charlotte returned to Beaumont Children's Hospital in August for a skin graft procedure. During the surgery, Dr. Chaiyasate pierced Charlotte's new ear. It was a wonderful surprise.

For the first time in her life, she can now wear a pair of earrings.

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Link between hole in heart and migraines

Researchers from Neurology and Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Hospital are recruiting 14 volunteers to study if patching a hole in one's heart reduces the number of migraine headaches better than medication. The hole in the heart, called a patent foramen ovale, normally closes at or shortly after birth. When it doesn't, blood leaks from

Beaumont researchers studying treatments for irregular heartbeat

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of just 20 centers nationwide enrolling volunteers in a research clinical trial to compare a new, catheter-based treatment to standard drug therapy when treating an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two small upper chambers quiver instead of beating

Successful Saturday education series for teens expands

Thanks to a partnership between Beaumont Hospitals and Oakland Schools, the successful Beaumont Saturday Series returns this fall with expanded course offerings for teens interested in learning more about careers in health care. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about emerging technologies in

U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals' lists

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak ranks in nine of 16 categories and Beaumont Hospital in Troy ranks in one category on the prestigious 2007 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. Beaumont, Royal Oak is honored again this year as the top Heart/Heart Surgery center in Michigan. The categories and rankings for Beaumont, Royal

Beaumont researcher principal in Blue Cross pilot studying use of cardiac CT

Gilbert Raff, M.D., director for Beaumont Hospital's Ministrelli Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and member of the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium of Michigan, is medical director in a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network program studying the use of cardiac computed tomography. In partnership with 21