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Karmanos Center for Natural Birth opens at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

There’s a new, safe, natural birthing alternative for expectant moms in Metro Detroit. On Nov. 3, the Karmanos Center for Natural Birth, a one-of-a-kind birthing center that combines the comforts of a high-end home with the safety net of a high-tech hospital, opened at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

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Hate to See Your Breath When You Workout? Take it Indoors

With Thanksgiving Day a memory and the holiday season underway, it won't be long before Old Man Winter blows in. While hardier souls will be strapping on skis and lacing up ice skates, some prefer to take their workout indoors when the mercury plummets. Exercise physiologist JoAnne Bieniasz of the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center offers these

Beaumont Hospitals Adopts Financial Turnaround Plan

Beaumont Hospitals is implementing a plan to increase revenue and reduce costs to improve its financial position by $60 million in 2009. "These are challenging times, and hospital systems across America are not immune to the problems," says Kenneth J. Matzick, Beaumont Hospitals president and CEO. "There's been a dramatic change in

Are Mom and Dad OK? Here's how to Tell

Mom insists she and dad are fine when you're on the phone, but your brother's not so sure after stopping by. Whether it's a weekend visit with your aging parents or an extended trip with elderly relatives, keep an eye out for warning signs they need help. Food in the refrigerator is uneaten or outdated. A quick glance in the fridge can tell

Jet Lag Solutions from a Travel Medicine Expert

Jet lag is one of the most frequent problems for travelers crossing multiple time zones when their normal sleep-wake cycle gets out of sync. Common jet lag symptoms include: daytime fatigue; insomnia; poor concentration; digestive disturbances; irritability; and depression. It happens more often if crossing four time zones, flying west to east,

Taking Kiddies to Grandma's? 11Tips to Help Pave the Way

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go! Or on the interstate ... the friendly skies ... you get the picture. Yes, it's time for the annual holiday trip to visit loved ones. Whether you're a newbie when it comes to traveling with kids or a seasoned pro, Lori Polakowski, a former flight attendant and individual