Beaumont Children's Hospital Co-Hosts Fair for Back to School Safety

With children going back to school in a few weeks, there are tips that family members should know to ensure safety. According to Safe Kids U.S.A., a national network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, 55 percent of fatal bicycle accidents in children occur after school between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. To help lower

Beaumont Approved for Anesthesia Residency Program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently approved an anesthesiology residency program for Beaumont Hospitals. The first group of 24 anesthesiology residents is expected to start its four-year program in July 2010 under the supervision of program director Roy Soto, M.D. The residents will work at the Beaumont

10 Tips for Bicycling with Kids

Bike riding is one of summer's most pleasurable activities, and parents may want to share the fun with their kids. Kathy Parish, R.N., pediatric trauma nurse coordinator for Beaumont Children's Hospital, offers the following injury prevention tips for parents who want to take their kids for a ride. Always wear a helmet and make sure your

Bicyclist off Pain Medications, Back on Track With Acupuncture

The aftermath of injuries from being hit by a gravel hauler while on her bicycle led Pam Lenhoff of Birmingham, Mich. to depend on strong prescription narcotics to make her pain bearable. "My doctor said I'd probably be on them for the rest of my life," Lenhoff says. Not content to live a life dependent on painkillers, Lenhoff, 55,

New Emergency Center at Beaumont, Troy Offers Private, Personalized, High-Tech Care

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a $58.2 million Emergency Center expansion where board-certified emergency medicine physicians offer leading-edge care in all-private rooms using the most advanced technology available. The new center will improve efficiency of emergency care and help meet the growing demand for care at Beaumont's Troy hospital

Beaumont Among U.S. News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals'

All three Beaumont Hospitals are represented on the 2009 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, on the list every year for the past 15 years, is ranked in eight medical specialties. Beaumont Hospital, Troy, on the list for three of the past four years, is ranked in Neurology/Neurosurgery.

New Device Used to Treat Carotid Artery Disease Also Decreases Stroke Risk

In early February Michael Gallagher of St. Clair Shores was one of the first in Michigan to undergo minimally invasive treatment of carotid artery disease with a new, leading-edge stenting system at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe. "I'd wake up in the morning and couldn't see out of my right eye. That definitely scares the heck out of

Summer Community Programs Aim to Help Keep Children Safe

As pediatric trauma coordinator at Beaumont Children's Hospital, Kathy Parish has seen scores of children injured in preventable accidents. "It is heartbreaking to see a child hurt by something that was entirely preventable," she says. "That motivates me to do what I do in the community." Last week, Kathy created and ran

Onset of Little-Known Polycystic Kidney Disease Delayed With Healthy Lifestyle

When Keith Reynolds was in high school and getting yearly sports physicals, doctors always commented on his high blood pressure. It was unusual in someone so young. Reynolds suspected his high numbers were due to polycystic kidney disease, a malady that killed his grandmother, led to a kidney transplant for his aunt and will likely lead to

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe Piloting CinemaVision to Ease Claustrophobia during MRI

Imagine strapping on a pair of goggles to watch a movie or relaxation video while undergoing magnetic resonance imaging. Sounds too futuristic to be possible? It's not. In fact, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe is piloting the use of a set of goggles that, when worn during an MRI, allow the patient to watch his favorite flick. Through an agreement