Wolpin Gift Benefits Breast Care Center

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak celebrated the opening of the Marilyn and Walter J. Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center with a June 3 event honoring donors Walter J. and Marilyn Wolpin of Farmington Hills. An exceptional gift from the Wolpins helped to expand breast imaging services and patient capacity at the Comprehensive Breast Care

Nurses' Habitat for Humanity House Almost Done, Fundraising Walk may Help Meet Financing Goal

Beaumont Hospitals nurses and other professionals who traded in their scrubs and suits for hardhats to pick up hammers and raise walls for Habitat for Humanity® are putting the finishing touches on a home in Pontiac. But their work isn't over. Project leader Kathy Allardyce, B.S.N., a care coordinator at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, says

Weight Control Center, Dance Group go to School to Help Kids Develop Healthy Lifestyle

Almost one-quarter of overweight and obese children at a suburban Detroit school resolved their weight problem through a recent Beaumont Weight Control Center program. What made the difference? An in-school, 12-week program developed and delivered by the Beaumont Healthy Kids Program and the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. The program included

Look at Toenails for Clues to Health

For a quick "snapshot" of your health during the past year, bend over and take a look at your toenails. "Their shape, color, growth rate and susceptibility to pain all offer vital clues that your family doctor or a foot specialist can interpret," says Michael Schey, D.P.M., a Beaumont Hospitals podiatrist. Dr. Schey

10 Tips for Feeding a Picky Eater

Feeding a picky eater can be a true test of a parent's patience, and can result in a stressful situation for both the parent and the child. Keep these quick tips from Beaumont Hospitals (Royal Oak, Mich.) dietitian Meryl Jackson in mind at your next family meal to allow for a more pleasant experience. Follow the division of responsibility:

Medical School Update

Vision for a truly unique medical education at OU's school of medicine taking shape Administrators, faculty and staff are making considerable progress toward the opening of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, which plans to begin accepting student applications in 2010 pending accreditation by the Liaison Committee for

Doctor Sending You for CT Scan or Other Imaging? 10 Tips to Pick the Best Site

Your doctor has just handed you an order for a mammogram; or a heart CT; or a brain MRI. Now what? While the choice of imaging facilities has never been greater or more convenient, it pays to ask a few questions before picking a site. The ability of the technologist who takes the image can vary widely; imaging technology is advancing at a fast

Try These Homesickness Prevention Strategies When Your Child Goes to Summer Camp

Almost everyone misses something about home while they're away, but travel - including summer camp for kids - offers opportunities to grow and develop. Edward "Skip" Walton, M.D., director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and board member of the American Camp Association, offers the following tips.

10 Tips for Making Mother's Day Heart Healthy

Our mothers play an important role in our lives, and Mother's Day gives an opportunity to demonstrate how we feel. Have you ever thought of showing your caring in a heart-healthy way? Most of us would do what we can to ensure our mothers lead full, healthy and long lives. Do you know that, among all women who die each year in the United States,

Children's Center Changing Faces and Lives for Kids with Cleft Palate, Other Head and Facial Disorders

The medical professionals in a Beaumont Hospital center for children with cleft palate and other head and facial disorders don't just change faces, they change lives. "His surgery changed everything in Connor," says Andrea Donahue of her 14-month-old son, a patient in the center who was born with a cleft palate. Prior to surgery to