Beaumont Unveils New Nanoknife Technology

Beaumont Hospitals is one of 20 hospitals nationwide now offering minimally invasive surgery for soft tissue with the NanoKnife IRE System. Alan Koffron, M.D., surgeon and director, multi-organ transplant program, Beaumont Hospitals, performed Beaumont's first NanoKnife microscopic surgery on Dec. 28. The patient was a 79-year-old Bay City area

6 Tips for Choosing the Right Fitness Center for a Healthy, Happy New Year

Millions of people sign up for fitness center memberships in January. Will you be one? Many Americans will be resolving to become more fit, a commitment that often involves purchasing a gym membership. But all fitness centers are not created equal. How do you know if a center is right for you? Deb LaRue, director of fitness at Sola Life and

10 tips for finding healthy holiday gifts

The holiday season is a time to show your love through gifts to friends and family. Show you care about them by choosing gifts that enhance their health and wellness. 1. Choose toys carefully When looking for something fun for tots, select toys that promote problem solving skills, encourage discussion, stimulate imagination and increase a child's

Beaumont Launches Study of Single-Dose Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Beaumont Hospital radiation oncologists have launched a research study to treat men with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer with a single dose of radiation. Alvaro Martinez, M.D., FACR, professor and chair, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Hospitals, performed the

Beaumont Receives $4 Million Gift From Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation

Beaumont Hospitals has received a $4 million gift from local philanthropists Wayne and Joan Webber of Clinton Township through the Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation. The gift will establish the Wayne and Joan Webber Imaging Center at the Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb Township, funding construction, renovations and the purchase and installation of

EsophyX Procedure Ends Patient's Reflux, Need for Heartburn Medication

To Robin Blalock, finding out she had severe acid reflux was a surprise. Robin, then 29, was undergoing testing for a gallbladder condition in 2004 when her surgeon discovered that her esophagus was red and raw, a condition called erosive esophagitis that is caused by repeated exposure to acid from her stomach. "I knew that another family

Protect Yourself from the Aches and Pains of Holiday Hoopla

Is the stress of the season taking a toll on your body? Snow shoveling, combined with holiday shopping and decorating, can lead to more aches and pains from an increase in activity. "People with arthritis typically notice more aches and pains at this time, but so do other people who are really active with chores," says Gabriela

Holiday Shoppers Beware: Many Toys Toxic, Hazardous

It's the season for giving- and gift givers looking to purchase toys are asked to use extra caution. As recently announced at a news conference held at Safety City U.S.A., dangerous toys can still be found on America's store shelves. The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan announced the results of its 25th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

Heads up: When to Seek Medical Attention for a Headache

"It's the most frequently asked question I hear as a neurosurgeon," says Chaim Colen, M.D., director of Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe's Epilepsy program. "When is a headache more than just a headache?" Here are some telltale signs that you should promptly seek medical care: It's the "worst headache of your life"

Home Emergency Kit for Young Athletes

If you're among many parents with school-aged children playing sports, there's an increased risk your young athlete will injure themselves. So, it's important to have the right medical tools in your home emergency kit to treat a minor injury before seeking appropriate medical attention. For minor aches and pains, cuts and sprains, Joseph