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

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

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 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

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

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