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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 inflatable colon display highlights Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Because March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Beaumont Health System is stepping up its community awareness efforts. Area residents are invited to see a large, inflatable human colon on display at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from March 2-6 and the Beaumont Hospital, Troy from March 10-13.

After removal of large tumor, Rochester Hills youth back playing hockey

On Nov. 1, Owen May, 12, of Rochester Hills, experienced abdominal pain. How bad was it? Bad enough for the avid hockey player to tell his coaches he could no longer skate halfway through practice. That’s when his assistant coach and father, Kevin, knew Owen’s stomach pain needed medical attention.

Stalking a superbug: Beaumont program keeps antibiotic-resistant CRE at bay

There’s a relatively unknown, hidden or “stealth” bug that’s making big problems for some hospitals. It’s called Carapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. CRE is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top three bug threats. It has a 50 percent mortality rate.

Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

Not just for wrinkles: Botox injections help man overcome overactive bladder

With more than 17 million Americans with overactive bladders, drug companies have been busy developing medicines for people with incontinence issues. Unfortunately, many of the medicines don’t work or people can’t tolerate the drugs because they became nauseous or get dry mouth problems; 80 percent of people stop taking pills prescribed to them for incontinence. There are other options, including botox.

New implant for treating enlarged prostate offered by Beaumont urologist

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer a new, less invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate. The permanent implant treats symptoms due to urinary flow obstruction in men ages 50 or older.

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine receives full accreditation from the Liaison Council for Medical Education

Founding Dean Robert Folberg, M.D., was notified today that the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Natural birth workshop prepares families, increases mother’s confidence

Giving birth naturally, with little or no medical intervention, is a choice more and more mothers are considering. However, natural birth requires careful planning and preparation. A new Beaumont class entitled, “Natural Birth Workshop,” teaches expectant families how to turn their natural birth plan into a reality. The

Beaumont celebrates Heart Month with community education programs

In celebration of American Heart Month in February, Beaumont Health System is holding a series of free events to help educate the community about a healthy heart.

Beaumont opens outpatient center for varicose veins in West Bloomfield

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield has opened a 2,670-square-foot outpatient center to treat adults with varicose veins.