Grosse Pointe Hospital Offers Free Student Heart Checks

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and the Grosse Pointe Park Internal Medicine Center are offering free heart screenings for high school students. The in-depth heart screening includes a medical history, blood pressure assessment and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also be provided, if needed. The screening looks for evidence of hypertrophic

Beaumont Hospice Garage Sale and Craft Fair to Benefit Patients

With summer winding down, many people find themselves with items they no longer want or need. Find a new home for those items or scout new items for your own home via a garage sale and craft fair to benefit Beaumont Hospitals' Hospice program. Proceeds from the sale will provide hospice care for uninsured and under-insured patients. Donations

Making therapy fun: Beaumont Children's Hospital's adaptive programs for children

When Suzy MacDonald of West Bloomfield gave her 4-year-old "girly-girl" Isabelle a choice between swim or dance classes in Beaumont Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rehabilitation Adaptive Groups, the tutu won out over the Speedo. Isabelle, who receives therapy for low muscle tone and possible coordination disorder at the Center for

Hands Hurting from Texting, Typing, Video Games? Dr. Offers Tips to Help

With millions of teenagers and young adults texting, pushing buttons on video game controllers, and tapping on computer keyboards for hours at a time, it's no wonder they're complaining of pain in their hands and wrists at a younger age. Even students in elementary and middle school have reported physical discomfort in their hands, wrists, necks,

Specialists Teach Area 3rd Graders to 'ThinkFirst' to Prevent Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Neuroscience and trauma prevention specialists from Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.) have teamed up to deliver a new program called ThinkFirst to teach elementary school students how to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries. "ThinkFirst programs educate young people nationwide about their vulnerability and the importance of making safe

Children's Speech and Language Pathology Offers Reading and Language Program

Children who are behind in developing language and reading skills can get help through a new children's literacy and language program offered at the Center for Children's Rehabilitation in the Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield and the Beaumont Health Center in Royal Oak (both Mich.). "Children who have language delays often experience

A Professional Tutor's Tips to Gauge if Your Child Needs Help with Schoolwork

Think your child may need a tutor? All tutoring services are not the same, according to Diane Latimer, who oversees the tutoring program at Beaumont Children's Hospital's Center for Human Development in Berkley, Mich. While traditional tutoring services focus on a particular subject or curriculum that a student may be struggling with,

8 Things You Should Know About Colds, Flu and Antibiotics

When children are back in school and in close quarters, the incidence of sneezes and sniffles rises. Knowing when antibiotics will help relieve symptoms - and when they won't - is key to helping prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance. "We all need to remain smart about antibiotic use, and by ‘we,' I mean doctors, nurses, and

Grant Ups Driving Safety for Special Needs Children

AÂ grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Beaumont Children's Hospital will help enhance safety for families driving with special needs children. The $4,330 Quality of Life grant will be used to buy four car beds and three car seats to accommodate children with injured spinal cords or those with birth defects of the head

Surgeon Leads Breast Program

Surgeon Nayana Dekhne, M.D., is the new chair of Beaumont Hospitals' Breast Care Program. Dr. Dekhne has served as the interim chair of the program since April 2008. As the interim director of the Breast Care Program, Dr. Dekhne was essential to the accreditation of the Walter and Marilyn Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Beaumont