Beaumont doctor offers safety tips for Fourth of July fireworks season

Some say it wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks - a tradition that injures nearly 10,000 Americans each year, of which almost half are children. Fireworks may be beautiful, but they're best seen and heard from a distance, according to Beaumont doctors. "Fireworks can result in burns, but the percussion, concussion and velocity of an

Governor Snyder appeals for Medicaid reform at Beaumont town hall meeting

Governor Rick Snyder came to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak on Monday, July 1 to ask community leaders and Beaumont employees for help in promoting passage of his Healthy Michigan plan for Medicaid expansion and reform. "We have a problem that needs to be solved," the governor told a packed auditorium at the Beaumont town hall meeting.

MyBeaumontChart gives patients quick, easy, safe access to medical records

When Bill Crute went for an annual check-up at his doctor's office, he was asked if he'd like to access his medical records electronically. Within minutes he had a login ID and password and was able to check his health records with his mobile device. Crute signed up for the electronic medical records through a program called myBeaumontChart,

Beaumont stroke program certified by The Joint Commission as Comprehensive Center

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned advanced certification of its stroke center and is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The hospital earned this distinction after The Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in October 2012. Beaumont is the first hospital in Southeast Michigan to receive comprehensive

Dangers of hookah smoking: The latest trend in teen activity

Concerts and parties are among the most popular teen hangouts. But young adults are beginning to show an increasing interest in hookah lounges as another option. A hookah is a water pipe used to pass charcoal heated air through a tobacco mixture ending in a water-filled chamber the user inhales through a tube and mouthpiece. Hookah use is seen

Davisburg woman learns to manage her diabetes through education program

Norine Watson, of Davisburg, loves nothing more than being around and caring for her animals. Her three dogs, six horses and 12 cats bring her joy. But about a year ago, she didn't feel her energetic self. In fact, Norine, 75, recalls, "My life was going down the drain. I was not feeling well." She was tired, thirsty, hungry, lethargic

Margaret Cooney-Casey named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Margaret Cooney-Casey, president, Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont Heath System has been nameda winner of the Ernst and Young in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their

Beaumont seeking volunteers with history of a heart attack for study

Investigators at Beaumont Health System are seeking volunteers who have had a heart attack for a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a medication that reduces inflammation, called canakinumab. "The five-year study will look at how treatment with canakinumab may reduce the recurrence of major cardiovascular problems, like heart

New heart valve has 101-year-old Beaumont patient playing sweet music again

As long-time Oakland County resident Gene was preparing for her 100th birthday party, her friends and family noticed she was slowing down. They say she would huff and puff her way from room-to-room, often stopping to rest every few feet. Seeking a better quality of life and knowing she was healthy otherwise, Gene went to see her doctor, a

Beaumont, Troy hosts golf and tennis fundraiser for cancer programs

Golfers and tennis players can enjoy their sport while raising funds for cancer programs at Beaumont Hospital, Troy through the 17th annual Wilson Cancer Resource Center golf and tennis event. "A Round for Life" will take place on Monday, July 15 at the Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake. The day features a four-person scramble