OU-Beaumont Researchers Study Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Sick and tired. After Jeanne Peters, of Shelby Township, began treatments for her cancer, she experienced a noticeable loss of energy. Jeanne tired easily. Fatigue is a common side-effect of many cancer treatments including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Oakland University and Beaumont Hospital, Troy researchers are

Teamwork Between Beaumont Hospitals Saves Infant After Fall

The young couple left the Ethiopian orphanage and returned to Oxford, Mich. on April 4 with their newly adopted 7 month-old son, Taye. For Benjamin and Joanna McKinney, this was their second trip to Africa for an adoption. Like Taye, their son Mikias, age 2, was also adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage. After months of planning and traveling

Beaumont Launches H1N1 Call Center for Flu Information

To help health care consumers identify flu symptoms and understand their options for treatment, Beaumont Hospitals has launched an H1N1 Call Center. Staffed by Beaumont registered nurses, the center is a toll-free, 24-hour-a-day community resource for timely, accurate information about flu symptoms and when and where to seek medical attention. The

Beaumont Doctors Accommodate Patients' Cultural Needs

It can be technically challenging for a gynecologist like Beaumont Hospitals' Faleh Husseini, M.D., but in all Middle Eastern cultures performing gynecological exams is a sensitive subject. Dr. Husseini, of Middle Eastern descent himself, performs these exams and procedures for women while honoring their cultural prerequisites by using smaller

Beaumont Hospital, Troy Nurses Receive Magnet Recognition

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, has recognized Beaumont Hospital, Troy as a MagnetTM hospital, the highest recognition for nursing excellence. The Magnet Recognition ProgramTM was created in 1994 to bestow national recognition on health care organizations that demonstrate 14 attributes or

Beaumont Hospitals Offering Free High School Student Heart Checks

Beaumont Hospitals, Oakland University and WXYZ-TV7 are teaming up to offer free heart screenings for area high school students. The Health Edge Heart Check program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also be provided, if needed. The screening looks for evidence

Beaumont Weight Control Center Offers Micronutrient Testing

The Beaumont Weight Control Center now offers micronutrient deficiency testing, a new medical technology that can measure the presence of more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the body. Using patented technology developed by SpectraCell Laboratories, the micronutrient deficiency test helps to identify a person's

Beaumont, U-M open study of drug for advanced breast cancer

A clinical trial for women with an aggressive form of metastatic breast cancer is now open at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and will open soon at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, the only sites in the state to be designated as study locations. The trial features a novel drug that is seen as a significant

Beaumont Offers New Service for High-Risk Breast Cancer

Every woman who has a mammogram at a Beaumont Hospitals site will now get something extra at no additional cost. The technologist who performs her mammogram will ask a series of questions to estimate the patient's breast cancer risk. If - based on medical and family history - the woman is found to be at high risk for developing breast cancer

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Repeats As Top Consumer Choice

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has been named the top choice of consumers by the National Research Corporation for the 14th consecutive year in a five-county area in metro Detroit. The NRC 2009/10 Consumer Choice Award winners were determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in NRC's annual Healthcare