More ups than downs: Huntington Woods woman copes with Lynch syndrome

This past nine months have been like a roller coaster ride for Anita Harris, 48, of Huntington Woods. After experiencing occasional stomach aches and a change in bowel movements in July, she had a colonoscopy. The mother of three posted on Facebook, "I exercise and live a healthy lifestyle." Diagnosis The colonoscopy detected a tumor.

Beaumont and Challenge Detroit join forces to fight childhood obesity

During the month of March, Beaumont Health System and The Collaborative Group's "Challenge Detroit" fellows are partnering to develop a childhood obesity reduction and prevention plan for Metro Detroit kids. The Challenge Detroit fellows will present their ideas to Beaumont's leadership on March 29. Challenge Detroit participants gather

First Lady Sue Snyder announces support of safe sleep

Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder today announced her support of programs being launched by the Michigan Departments of Human Services and Community Health to combat the nearly 150 fully preventable accidental suffocation infant deaths annually due to unsafe sleep environments. The announcement was made at Beaumont Children's Hospital. The First Lady

Beaumont offers free student heart checks April 13 at Novi High School

The next Healthy Heart Check screening is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Novi High School, 24062 Taft Road (at Ten Mile) in Novi. The student heart screening will include a medical history, blood pressure check, an electrocardiogram or ECG, and a "quick-look" echocardiogram (an ultrasound image of the heart). Although there is no charge to

Beaumont Palliative Care a finalist for LIVESTRONG Foundation grant

Voting is Closed Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has been selected as a finalist for the LIVESTRONG Foundation's Community Impact Project. That offers funding in several categories to bring support services to patients and families with life-limiting illnesses across the country. Beaumont is entered in the Joint Commission's Advanced Certification

Beaumont doctors call for standardized, widespread training to reduce sudden cardiac arrest fatalities in schools

One of the leading causes of death in the United States is sudden cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 325,000 people each year. In a study published in the April issue of the journal Resuscitation, Beaumont doctors found that cardiac arrests in K-12 schools are extremely rare, less than 0.2 percent, but out of 47 people who

‘Stars Guitars’ auction and concert benefits kids after cancer

Autographed guitars from famous pop, rock and country musicians will be going on the auction block to support the Charles A. Main, M.D. Pediatric Cancer Survivor Scholarship Fund of Beaumont Children's Hospital. Stars Guitars will take place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The doors open at 6 p.m. The event features a

Beaumont offering program for women at risk for cancer

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is offering a spring Silver Linings Program, an eight-week wellness program, for women who are at high risk for cancer. "This special program is for women who have a genetic mutation, such as being BRCA positive, or a very strong family history of cancer," explains Ruth Lerman, M.D., facilitator, Silver

Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s NoBLE anti-bullying program teams up with Oakland Mediation Center

Beaumont Children's Hospital's NoBLE anti-bullying program and the Oakland Mediation Center have teamed up to create a new mediation program for parents and schools to resolve issues related to bullying behavior. The new Bullying Issues Mediation Program is believed to be the first of its kind the United States. "Conversations around such a

Beaumont seeking volunteers for colon cancer prevention study

Researchers at Beaumont Health System are seeking volunteers for a colon cancer prevention study. Participants must have a colonoscopy in the next four months. This National Cancer Institute study is looking at the nature of colorectal cancer and trying to develop improved methods to diagnose and treat it. "The purpose of this nationwide