Grant Ups Driving Safety for Special Needs Children

AÂ grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Beaumont Children's Hospital will help enhance safety for families driving with special needs children. The $4,330 Quality of Life grant will be used to buy four car beds and three car seats to accommodate children with injured spinal cords or those with birth defects of the head

Custom-Fit Bicycles Improving Lives of Children With Special Needs

Five year-old Camden Kanclerz of Livonia has endured nine brain surgeries in his short lifetime. Yet, with all he has gone through, he still wishes to ride a bike like the rest of the children in his neighborhood. Thanks to the Beaumont Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Program's "Bike Day," Camden's wish of riding with

Vaccinations a Shot in the Arm for Adults

Adults may think vaccinations are kid stuff, but that's not true. In addition to a yearly flu shot, there are other vaccinations for adults to consider, says Family Medicine specialist Joseph Crow, M.D. "When you're going for your annual physical, I recommend you discuss with your doctor what vaccinations you may need," he says.Â

Cartilage Transplant Leaves Woman Pain-Free

Faustina Forbes, a 39-year-old dietary patient service assistant who works on the orthopedic unit at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, hears from patients daily about the pain associated with a knee injury. Now, she's the patient and can relate all too well. "I've spent the last two-and-a-half years hobbling around in pain,"

New Family Medicine Center/Outpatient Services Center Opens at Beaumont, Troy

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a $53-million Family Medicine Center/Outpatient Services Center across the street from the hospital at the Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights. The Family Medicine Center is divided into four clinical care areas, representing seasons of the year. Each area is led by a board-certified faculty member and

Study: Surgical Briefings Improve Teamwork and Communication

Taking a few minutes so that members of the operating room team can ask questions and address concerns before and after surgeries has led to improved communication and teamwork, according to a study at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "Sometimes the most common-sense solutions lead to major changes in the OR team that enhance patient safety

Sophisticated Imaging Helping People with Pain After Back Surgery

People with recurrent back pain after spine surgery have new hope for relief thanks in part to sophisticated imaging at Beaumont Hospitals that lets doctors "see" inside the body more clearly. The imaging combines low-dose CT scans of the problem area (instead of the entire spine, in an effort to minimize the radiation dose) with 3-D

Watch Children's Behavior for Clues to Autism

Watching their son David during gatherings of their new parents group alerted first-time mom and dad Kim and Steve Collins that something just wasn't right. "After the children turned age 1, we noticed David had repetitive behavior such as open(ing) and closing doors as well as lying on a floor and watching wheels on a truck or car roll over

Beaumont, Royal Oak Accredited for PET Imaging

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has been awarded a three-year accreditation in positron emission tomography, or PET, in oncology, cardiac and brain by the American College of Radiology. During the accreditation process, ACR's board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in PET conducted a peer-review evaluation of the

Oakland University-Beaumont Medical School Files Accreditation Application

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has filed an application for preliminary accreditation with the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, the national accrediting body for medical schools. The application for preliminary accreditation is the second step in a five-step LCME process that must be completed to achieve