Giving little hearts lots of love

When you're expecting a bundle of joy, you run the gamut of emotions from excited to scared. But by including a simple screening for critical congenital heart defects in all newborn exams at Beaumont, parents can breathe a small sigh of relief. "All babies who are born at any of the Beaumont hospitals and are at least 35 weeks gestation will

Beaumont seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes for study

Researchers at Beaumont Health System are seeking volunteers who have type 2 diabetes and are currently taking the drug metformin. The research study will evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication called dulaglutide. "The study is being done to see how safe the drug dulaglutide is and how well it will work to help people

Beaumont Children’s Hospital pediatrician inducted into Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame

Dr. Maisels is one of 19 honorees in the Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame. M. Jeffrey Maisels, M.D., was honored on Feb. 22 in Orlando as a 2013 Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame inductee. He was chosen for a career spanning 47 years of clinical care and research involving management of the jaundiced newborn infant. The award was

Beaumont, Troy: 100 Top Hospitals list for 10th time

Beaumont Hospital, Troy was recently named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The recognition is based on a hospital's overall organizational performance. This marks the 10th time Beaumont has been recognized as a top hospital. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas

Activities highlight Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Because March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Beaumont Health System is stepping up its community awareness efforts. To kick off the month, area residents and community groups are invited to see a large, inflatable human colon on display in the South Tower of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from . Explains Harry Wasvary, M.D.,

Beaumont selects UHC for Supply Chain Services

Beaumont Health System has selected the University Health System Consortium, or UHC, to provide group purchasing services to manage supply costs and improve supply chain efficiencies. Beaumont will have access to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment and supplies at a lower cost. The contract is effective May 1. "UHC's tools and

Clawson woman thrives after participating in women's cardiac prevention program at Beaumont

Pauline Flaga, 71, is a professional sculptor from Clawson who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. After chemotherapy and 10 years of post-chemotherapy anti-cancer medication, Pauline survived the battle. But the long fight had left her with chemo brain, a side effect of chemotherapy that affects brain function, making it hard for her to do

Public welcome: Beaumont Lecture Series presents 'Living with Crohn's and Colitis' March 5

The Beaumont Lecture Series will present "Living with Crohn's and Colitis: Treatment options, research and tactics for daily living with inflammatory bowel disease" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 West Maple Road in West Bloomfield. The community education program will include

Beaumont Health System opens new Radiation Oncology unit in Sterling Heights

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a 13,000-square-foot outpatient radiation oncology department that completes the consolidation of the hospital's outpatient cancer services in an expanded Cancer Center on its Sterling Heights campus. The $14.1 million project features the latest technology for planning and delivering radiation treatment

Supersaturated oxygen: key to preventing permanent heart attack damage?

Over the past two decades, cardiologists have explored many different treatments to help prevent permanent heart damage after a heart attack. One treatment that appears to be very promising is supersaturated oxygen - a therapy based on the known benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in patients with burns and wounds. Developed right here in