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Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among first to offer alternative to
blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation

Cardiologists at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak have performed the Midwest’s first implant of a device recently approved by the FDA for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure implant is an alternative to long-term use of blood-thinning warfarin medication to reduce the risk of stroke.

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Beaumont’s Kids at Work Day event promotes health care careers and family pride

Snowflakes and near freezing temperatures didn’t chill the spirits of the 600 children of Beaumont employees -- moms, dads and grandparents -- who participated in Beaumont, Royal Oak’s 12th annual ‘Kids at Work Day’ event April 23. “I really liked being in the (operating room),” said 13-year-old Alex Smith of St. Clair Shores, who plans to become

Beaumont surgeons implant knee cartilage grown from patient’s own cells

Doctors at Beaumont Health System are the first in Michigan to use a tissue implant made from a patient’s own cells to treat knee cartilage damage.

3-D digital mammography now available at Beaumont Health System

Beaumont Health System is now offering a new, 3-D imaging technology called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. This state-of-the-art breast imaging is available at all three Beaumont hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Centers in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy. It will also be available at the Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield the first week in May.

Earth Day event celebrates the environment, Beaumont sustainability efforts and the value of community

Patients, families, employees and the general public are invited to attend Beaumont’s 2015 Earth Day fair 10 a.m.–2 p.m., April 22, inside the Concourse under the South Tower pavilion at Beaumont, Royal Oak, 3601 West 13 Mile Road.

Two Beaumont kidney transplant recipients: One year later

You never know who will step forward in times of need. For Nancy Noble, 48, of Berkley, it was her brother’s girlfriend and for Sid Thomas, 75, of Royal Oak, it was a member of his church. Despite Nancy’s medications and Sid’s dialysis, both were losing their battles with kidney disease.

NIH Study: Progesterone offers no significant benefit in treating traumatic brain injuries

Researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak participated in a national study evaluating the effectiveness of the hormone progesterone to treat traumatic brain injuries. Results from the four-year study concluded that progesterone provides no significant benefits to patients with TBIs.

Sibling surgeons combine expertise to restore local man’s quality of life and appearance

“I was always the last to smell anything,” said Coyle, 60, a part-time parking enforcement officer for the city of Royal Oak whose infected nasal cavity and near perforated septum brought him to Beaumont, Royal Oak’s Emergency Center last August. Two Beaumont physicians restored his quality of life with two successful procedures.

Jim Riehl donates new car to Beaumont Driver Rehabilitation Program

Learning how to drive with a disability can be a challenging and overwhelming process. Beaumont’s Driver Rehabilitation program helps relieve some anxiety and physical barriers associated with getting back behind the wheel.

Beaumont Health System hosts baby fairs for new and expecting parents

Pregnancy and new parenthood are exciting times in the lives of new or expecting parents. It’s also a time when they have lots of questions and are seeking information about what’s in store for them during the delivery of their baby and afterwards.

Beaumont opens Weight Control Program and Fitness Center in St. Clair Shores

Eastside residents of Metro Detroit have more weight loss and fitness options now that Beaumont Health System has opened a new Beaumont Weight Control Center and Fitness Center in St. Clair Shores. Both centers are located at the Beaumont Medical Center, St. Clair Shores on 25631 Little Mack Avenue.