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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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.

Romanian infant travels to Michigan to save her eyesight

Carmen Maria was born prematurely in Romania in August 2014. She developed a potentially blinding disease called retinopathy of prematurity. Both of her retinas were detaching. Maria's family brought her to Beaumont to help save her eyesight.

4-1-1 on flu season

Nearly 200,000 people are hospitalized each year in the United States with flu-related illnesses or complications. There are a number of things you can do to help protect yourself, and others, from the flu. The first step is getting vaccinated.

Three-year-old boy learns to walk again after spinal cord tumor removal

A Lokomat therapy machine gave a three-year-old boy the tools to teach his body to walk again. It looks like a high-tech treadmill with a strong harness to provide support and robotic braces to help move the patient’s legs.

Three Beaumont hospitals recognized as top performers for quality by Joint Commission

Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe, Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital – Troy have been recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.