Beaumont and Royal Oak Firefighters Join Forces to Reduce Heart Risk for 1st Responders

Firefighters should be in top physical condition to do their jobs in highly stressful, physically demanding environments. A new pilot program at Beaumont Hospitals will assess members of that demanding profession in an effort to ensure they are heart-healthy and can answer the call to duty. Beaumont, in partnership with the Royal Oak Fire

Upcoming Classes are to Help Parents of Special Needs Children

"Parenting a child with special needs presents special challenges," says Therese Scarpace, Beaumont pediatric rehabilitation social worker. "So a team of specialists from the Beaumont's Children's Hospital's Center for Human Development, Speech and Language department and Center for Children's Rehabilitation have collaborated

Dietitian to Recount Personal Cancer Experience at Sharing and Caring Session

As a registered dietitian and three-time cancer survivor, Diana Dyer speaks from a unique perspective. Dyer, of Ann Arbor, will be at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak to present "Feeding Body and Soul: A Dietitian's Journey of Cancer Survivorship," on Thursday, May 14, with a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture. Festivities will be

Free Series Teaches Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

With job layoffs leading daily newscasts and Wall Street struggling to gain traction, has there ever been a better time for a stress reduction program, especially one that's offered free of charge? "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program," a free four-week series to improve participants' sense of well-being, inner calmness and

Hospitals Proudly Flying Flags Promoting Organ Donation

Beaumont Hospitals is joining 60 Michigan hospitals and organizations promoting organ and tissue donation awareness by flying flags that read "Donation Saves Lives" during April. Michigan's first flag-flying campaign is part of a national effort to bolster organ donor registries in April, which is Donate Life Month. Hospitals and

Expecting a Baby and Want to Take a Class? Launch Your Browser and You're There

With the Web 2.0 generation growing up and starting families, it was just a matter of time before online childbirth and baby care classes became reality. Beaumont Hospitals is adding three Web-based, independent study classes: "Childbirth Education," "Preparing for Breastfeeding" and "Babycare and Safety."

People with Heart Failure Need to be Vigilant about Salt in Easter, Passover Foods

A cardiologist at Beaumont Hospital in Troy (Mich.) is advising people with congestive heart failure to be careful and avoid foods high in salt during their Easter and Passover celebrations. For Christians, that means no ham. People of the Jewish faith are advised to eat salt-free matza and to steer clear of the religious practice of dipping

People with Parkinson's Disease Exercise Muscles, Sense of Humor in Special Class

An exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease at the Beaumont Health Center (Royal Oak, Mich.) is adding pep to Warren Aldred's life. "I've been impressed with how well I feel after the class," says the 84-year-old Chrysler retiree. "I definitely would recommend it to anybody." Aldred admits he's not too keen on

Beaumont Hospital Hosts 8th Annual Baby Fair

Why do so many couples choose to deliver their babies at Beaumont Hospitals? Find out why, and learn about baby health, postpartum and parenting concerns at the eighth annual "Beaumont Baby Fair." Festivities are scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the South Tower, first floor - Concourse, 3601 W. Thirteen

Safety City U.S.A. Offers Kids Summer Camp Program

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9. Four one-week camp sessions are available during July and August. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $120 per camper. The camp fee includes all