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Man loses more than 250 pounds through bariatric surgery and support group participation

As a result of surgery at Beaumont -- Royal Oak, and support group participation, Dennis has lost more than 250 pounds. “If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have waited so long (to undergo bariatric surgery)."

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Program encourages girls to consider careers in medicine, orthopedics

A free, national education program developed to encourage and inspire young women to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery and engineering is coming to Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak. The medical student program will take place Friday, Jan. 29. High school and undergraduates will attend Saturday, Jan. 30.

Diet options and sugar intake, key factors in new Dietary Guidelines, Beaumont experts say

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, just released by the United States Department of Agriculture, promote several firsts for Americans, including three recommended healthy eating plans, compared to one. The guidelines also de-emphasize cholesterol intake and recommend limiting sugar to less than 10 percent of total calories, the equivalent of a single can of soda.

Radiologists: Government breast cancer screening guidelines could endanger women

Many professional medical groups, including the the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging, are at odds with the recently released U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations. The ACR and SBI claim the guidelines will result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year.

Beaumont Center's 2016 fitness schedule appeals to mid-lifers and beyond

In addition to a full line-up of group fitness training classes from Vinyasa yoga and Pilates, Women and Weights, Balance and Bones, Tai Chi, chair yoga and arthritis fitness, the well-lit and spacious fitness center offers personal training, strength training, stretching and educational workshops for mid-lifers and beyond.

Warren man loses more than 250 pounds through bariatric surgery and support group participation

“I wanted to wait until my kids were in college in case something happened to me in the operating room,” says 57-year-old Dennis Piccin of Warren. “If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have waited so long (to undergo bariatric surgery)." As a result of surgery at Beaumont Hospital -- Royal Oak, and support group participation, Piccin has lost more than 250 pounds.

Year in review: Beaumont’s top 2015 newsroom stories

Beaumont’s media relations team has chosen some of the top stories that captured local, national and sometimes international media attention this past year.

A parent’s decision: Emergency center or urgent care?

As a parent, you're looked upon to make important decisions on behalf of your child - that includes health care. And when they become sick or injured, you've got to quickly decide where to take them - hospital emergency center or urgent care?

Tips for healthy holiday travel

A busy holiday travel season is upon us. Whether it's over the river and through the woods to grandma's house or a flight to Europe, travelers need to take precautions against infectious diseases.

CT lung cancer screening improves ability to screen and diagnose

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in America, claiming more lives than breast, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined. Yet, when caught early, there are more treatment options and higher survival rates. The establishment of a low-dose CT lung cancer screening program at Beaumont has improved our physician's ability to diagnose and treat patients earlier.

Legal Aid for Children and Families changes lives, receives $15,000 grant to support its mission

The Oakland County Bar Foundation understands the value of having a medical-legal aid program and its effect on vulnerable patients like Stephen Das. The organization recently donated $15,000 to the Beaumont Foundation to help support the mission of Legal Aid for Children and Families.