The gift of less anxiety

One of the greatest challenges in pediatric anesthesia is providing preoperative relief for children’s anxiety.

Now, some physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills have made it possible for kids, and even some adult patients, to distract their attention away from anxious thoughts by playing games and doing activities on iPads.

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Beaumont launches mobile health programs for remote communication between physicians and patients

Beaumont Health recently launched the first of three technology pilot programs that enable patients to communicate with their physicians and care providers through virtual visits including e-visits, video visits and electronic check-ins.

Beaumont patient’s cancer prevention story included in national documentary, premiering in Royal Oak next week

A Hollywood produced documentary featuring the story of a young Michigan woman’s decision to have a preventive double-mastectomy will premiere at the Royal Oak Main Art Theatre Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Beaumont women’s heart health events highlight the benefits of a positive lifestyle

Physicians and staff of Beaumont are hosting a half-day event Feb. 17, in Birmingham. Another heart health event will take place in partnership with the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Feb. 4, with an inspirational film about the power of the heart.

Mosquitoes carrying Zika virus expected to reach United States by end of this year, or early next, Beaumont experts say

Pregnant women and those trying to become pregnant are at greatest risk for the adverse effects of the Zika virus, with mosquitoes carrying the virus expected to reach the United States sometime in 2016 or early 2017, said Christopher Carpenter, M.D., chief of Infectious Disease for Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak.

Physician donates $2 million to Beaumont Health: Honors family and colleague

Bloomfield Hills resident and physician, Gerald C. Timmis, M.D., is capping off a 61-year career in cardiology with a $2 million gift to Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak. The gift will honor the memory of his first wife through the creation of the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Chair of Cardiology.

Scholarship recognizes stand-out volunteer at Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe

Now, one-year after her tragic, unsolved, murder, Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe is paying tribute to Paige’s legacy and bringing comfort to her family with a $1,000 scholarship.

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.