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 Children’s Hospital partners with 96.3 WDVD’s STUFF-A-BUS toy drive

People from throughout Metro Detroit are encouraged to help stuff a bus with new toys Dec. 10-13. 96.3 WDVD will also broadcast live in Royal Oak at the Northwood Shopping Center at Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road.

Therapy dogs bring smiles to patients, staff, visitors

Therapy dogs have become an integral part of many Beaumont Health hospitals. They bring comfort to patients, staff and visitors.

Beaumont offers free student heart checks Saturday, Dec. 12 at Anchor Bay High School

The free student heart screening takes about an hour and will include a medical history, blood pressure check, an electrocardiogram or ECG, and a “quick-look” echocardiogram, an ultrasound image of the heart.

Trouble in Toyland 2015: Survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to the Public Interest Research Group Education Fund’s 30th annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of potentially hazardous toys found that, despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season.

After 105-day hospital stay, Tony Price is thankful to celebrate another Thanksgiving

Tears filled Muhammad Kashlan, M.D.’s, eyes as he told Tony Price’s wife, “If your husband doesn’t get to Beaumont quickly, he’s not going to make it.” An X-ray showed Price, 61, had virtually no lung capacity. His kidneys were shutting down. Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening infection, was setting in. He was dying.

POEM procedure restores ability to enjoy food, sleep well and thrive

Introducing Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy, or POEM, a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to treat swallowing disorders including achalasia, a disease that prevents food from entering the stomach due to a nonfunctioning esophagus.

Bird without GERD: Celebrating holidays with no heartburn

The burning pain you feel in your chest after eating a big Thanksgiving dinner can be avoided. Heartburn, or acid reflux, affects 60 million Americans at least once a month.

Holiday season: A time for peace, goodwill and seizures?

The winter holiday season is a great time to gather with family and friends - bright lights, crowds and drinks, but for some it can create health concerns, particularly for those with epilepsy.

Beaumont – Royal Oak offering hereditary breast cancer conference on Nov. 20

Genetic testing can help determine a person’s risk for developing certain cancers – including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. This testing allows the implementation of risk-reducing interventions: high-risk surveillance, MRI screening, surgical prevention and chemoprevention.

Beaumont study: Deer hunting can strain hearts

Susan Haapaniemi and colleagues from Beaumont's cardiac rehabilitation program were the first to conduct a study on the risk of heart attack from deer hunting. The results were published in August 2007 in the American Journal of Cardiology and are still cited today.