Hospital Offering New Parenting Class: Signing With Baby

Communicating with your baby can often be frustrating, especially when his language skills aren't developed. Researchers have demonstrated that babies as young as 7 months can learn simple signs. To help parents effectively communicate with their babies, Beaumont Hospitals' Parenting Program is offering a new community education class,

New Support Group is for Caregivers of People with Disabilities

Caregivers for people with disabilities quickly learn that the Beatles got it right when they sang "I get by with a little help from my friends." To help start or enhance a network of caregiver "friends," the Beaumont Hospitals Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Program is starting a new support group entitled "Caregiver

Breast Program Receives 3-Year Accreditation by National Group

The Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Beaumont Hospital, Troy and the Walter and Marilyn Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. They are the first breast care programs in Michigan to receive this prestigious accreditation by the

Troy Hospital has Center for Difficult-to-Diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension

Many diseases share common symptoms, and it can be frustrating when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. This is often the case with pulmonary (lung) hypertension. This condition refers to a continuous high blood pressure in the lungs which can cause the heart to enlarge and lose its ability to pump efficiently. The most common symptoms of

Pediatric Neurology Doctor's Expertise in Diagnosing and Treating Rare Childhood Epilepsy in Infant Gives Parents Hope

Four months after Allie Jacobs was born her seizures began. "Both arms would go out to her side and her little body would suddenly go into a crunch-like position, usually after waking," explains her dad. These seemingly involuntary movements often came in clusters or waves, sometimes up to five to 10 at a time - a frightening ordeal for

Troy Hospital Donates AED Unit to Local Boys and Girls Club

The Cardiovascular Diseases division at Beaumont Hospital, Troy donated an automated external defibrillator to the local Boys and Girls Club on April 21 to enhance safety for youngsters at risk of sudden cardiac death. An AED is an emergency medical device that delivers an electrical charge to a person who is experiencing a

Mother Advocates for Organ Donation After Death of Teenage Son

The following story is posted in recognition of April as Organ Donor Awareness Month. Tim Parker was a wonderful child. Just over 6 feet tall, the 18-year-old soccer team captain and leading scorer had just graduated from Troy (Mich.) Athens High School in 2007, where he collected friends as effortlessly as he collected goals. His mother, Lynn

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

Sports Medicine Specialist to Study Shoulder, Elbow Problems in Young Pitchers

The recent opening day at Comerica Park and ballparks across the country heralds the beginning of baseball season, and for many it also means that the start of Little League Baseball is just around the corner. Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Joseph Guettler, M.D., always knows when baseball season has started because

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