Making a New Year's resolution that stands the test of time

It's that time of year again when we resolve to get out of our easy chairs, exercise more often and cut back on all those foods we know we aren't supposed to eat. While the number of overweight U.S. adults grows each year and most resolutions fail by the end of the first week, this year can be different by following the advice offered by

Beaumont hosts Jan. 16 event with best-selling author Rebecca Skloot

Beaumont Health System's Cancer Clinical Trials and Community Health Educationprogram brings , author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to Oakland University for a free speaking engagement. Through a grant funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16,

The 4-1-1 on Flu Season

Nearly 200,000 people are hospitalized each year in the United States with flu-related illnesses or complications. This highly contagious respiratory infection, caused by the influenza virus, affects 20 percent of Americans. It is responsible for approximately 35,000 deaths. There are a number of things you can do to help protect yourself, and

More prudent use of repeat CTs in ER for abdominal pain could reduce radiation exposure and costs

Findings from a recent Beaumont Health System study encourages hospital ER staff to be more prudent before ordering a repeat CT scan for patients with nontraumatic abdominal pain. Their research demonstrated that repeat CT scans, after a negative initial scan, had a significantly lower diagnosis rate. A consequent reduction in CTs would decrease

Beaumont Hospital, Troy opens Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit offering a complete range of rehabilitation services in a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art setting. The new unit, opened Dec. 17, is located on the 7th floor in the west tower of Beaumont, Troy. It includes 12 private rooms; a fully equipped rehabilitation gym; a full-size

Beaumont and Henry Ford Announce Merger Integration Task Force

Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System announced today the formation of the Merger Integration Task Force and identified several Shared Vision Teams that will lead the due diligence and integration process for the merger of the two systems. Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting and Beaumont CEO Gene Michalski will co-chair the Merger

A heartwarming holiday story

Just over a year ago, Barbara O'Brien, 83, of Northville, was convinced she would not live to celebrate another Christmas with her family. She'd been hospitalized seven times with congestive heart failure. "I knew things were terribly serious the seventh time," she remembers. "When a hospital staff member suggested Hospice care, I decided it was

Beaumont gives back during the holiday season

'Tis the season for giving, and giving back to the community. This is exactly what Beaumont Health System employees have been doing during this festive time of year. From blankets and bikes to diapers and Disney fairies, employees have purchased new items like these to donate to three local charities. "We recognize that health and wellness

Beaumont opens high-tech, hybrid center for cardiovascular interventions and training

Beaumont Health System has opened a 9,000-square-foot center for cardiovascular interventions that will combine the expertise of Beaumont's renowned cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists for the benefit of patients locally and around the world. The Suzanne and Herbert Tyner Center for

Beaumont Health System AED donation to new Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center may save lives

Beaumont Health System and the American Heart Association donated two Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, to the new Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center, opening in early January, on Waterloo in Grosse Pointe. The offers a variety of programs for adults, teens and children. "Thanks to the generosity of Beaumont, the