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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Child battles hundreds of daily seizures, finally gets relief thanks to new technology

Brittany Brown has watched her daughter, Amaree, 6, struggle with hundreds of seizures every day for the past six years. Yes, hundreds. Every day.

Men sought for study potentially treating stress urinary incontinence using their own muscle cells

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak urologists are studying the safety and potential effectiveness of a treatment for male stress urinary incontinence, using a man’s own muscle cells. The goal of the study is to strengthen the muscles controlling urination and control leakage after prostate cancer surgery.

Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe hosts Falls Prevention open house Sept. 23

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe will host a free falls prevention open house at its new Health and Fitness Center in St. Clair Shores, 25631 Little Mack. “This is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about their specific challenges, for example, core body weakness -- and effective ways of addressing them,” Manjula Amarnath, director of rehab services for the hospital.

Beaumont Health celebrates its first birthday

“In 2014, we came together because of our common commitment to make high quality, compassionate care accessible to everyone in southeast Michigan,” explains Beaumont Health Chief Executive Officer, John Fox. “Now, we’re in a position to be the leading, value-based health care network, focused on innovation, compassion and extraordinary clinical outcomes.”

Beaumont Vein Center in Sterling Heights earns prestigious IAC accreditation

With the recent accreditation of the Beaumont Vein Center located in Sterling Heights by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, people seeking symptom relief and/or cosmetic improvement have an independently inspected and sanctioned treatment option to which they can now turn.

Key to healthy school lunches: Planning ahead

Beaumont registered dietitian Christa Byrd says sending children to school with healthy options is easy, especially if parents establish a lunch-making routine.

Women’s urology program Sept. 24 in Royal Oak to address ‘The Unmentionables’

Understandably, it’s something women don’t like to talk about, but millions nationwide experience bladder issues, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. On Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Beaumont Women’s Urology Center is hosting an evening education program, "The Unmentionables," at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak in the Administration Building.

Adjust children's sleep schedule for coming school year

Back to school, means a return to school bedtimes. Sleep expert Gary Trock, M.D., is encouraging parents to ease their children back into a school sleep schedule about two weeks before classes resume. Most area students will head back to school on the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Patients at the Beaumont Vein Center in Grosse Pointe Farms regain energy and confidence

The Beaumont Vein Center in Grosse Pointe Farms specializes in innovative, nonsurgical varicose vein solutions. After an ultrasound scan is used to assess venous damage, patients consult with their doctor to develop a treatment plan.

Diabetes diagnosis and treatment overwhelms parents, teachers; new tool aims to reduce confusion

Beaumont Children’s Hospital has partnered with several organizations to produce a video called, “Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Schools: A Guide for Non-Medical Personnel in Schools.”