Beaumont, Henry Ford to implement no-nicotine hiring policy Jan. 1 [WITH VIDEO]

Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems announced today they will not hire who use tobacco products, effective Jan. 1, 2013.Job applicants will be screened for signs of nicotine as part of the hiring process. Beaumont and Henry Ford join a growing number of local and national health care systems that have implemented a no-nicotine hiring policy,

The Low Down on Low Back Pain

More than half of all Americans experience some low back pain at any given time and most of those say it affects their ability to work, sleep and enjoy a normal life. The good news is that most low back pain is caused by overuse and muscle and ligament strain. This pain usually gets better on its own in a few days or a few weeks. While the

Beaumont hosts ceremony and drives for domestic violence awareness

Domestic violence is one of the nation's greatest health concerns. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Despite its prevalence, domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes. To help raise awareness, a "Silent Witness

Beaumont and Farmington Community Library to present Wednesday Wellness series

Beaumont Health System and the Farmington Community Library will launch a Wednesday Wellness community education series beginning Oct. 10. While there are no fees to attend these evening programs, registration is required. To register for any program in the series, call 248-553-6880 or go online at All programs begin at 7 p.m. in the

Beaumont Health System offers lung cancer screening

More people die of lung cancer each year in the United States than any other type of cancer, yet when it's caught early, there are more treatment options and higher survival rates. Beaumont Health System recently launched a Lung Cancer Screening program designed for early diagnosis of various lung cancers using computed tomography imaging. A CT

Beaumont event helps parents teach special needs children with iPads

Just because a child doesn't learn by traditional methods, doesn't mean he cannot learn at all. Beaumont behavioral therapists and parents are finding this out with the recent adaptation of iPads and other electronic tablet devices. There are many success stories showing that adding tablet learning to therapy helps children with various learning

Detroit Riverfront hosts Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Torch Relay

Metro Detroit residents will join more than 4,000 participants in more than 40 cities as part of the annual Torch Relay event to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The international nonprofit organization raises funds for children's hospitals like Beaumont Children's Hospital. Detroit's three-mile walk takes place at the Rivard

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe opens sleep evaluation services in St. Clair Shores

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe now offers sleep evaluation services in St. Clair Shores. Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services provides risk assessments and treatments for more than 80 known sleep disorders by board-certified physicians and registered sleep technologists. Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services is located in the Beaumont Medical

Gorilla medicine: Beaumont cardiologist translates medical expertise to great apes at zoos across the country

When Ilana Kutinsky, D.O., was little, she wanted to be a veterinarian. Though she grew up to be a cardiologist at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, rare opportunities have opened up over the years that come close to that childhood dream. During Dr. Kutinsky's echocardiography rotation 10 years ago as a University of Colorado fellow, the Denver Zoo

Beaumont hosts 7th annual breast health fairs in October

Beaumont Health System will host two community health fairs to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Attendees of the seventh annual Beaumont Breast Health Fairs can learn about breast cancer prevention, treatment, support, research trials and survivorship programs. The two fairs will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30