Beaumont stroke program certified by The Joint Commission as Comprehensive Center

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned advanced certification of its stroke center and is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The hospital earned this distinction after The Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in October 2012. Beaumont is the first hospital in Southeast Michigan to receive comprehensive

Dangers of hookah smoking: The latest trend in teen activity

Concerts and parties are among the most popular teen hangouts. But young adults are beginning to show an increasing interest in hookah lounges as another option. A hookah is a water pipe used to pass charcoal heated air through a tobacco mixture ending in a water-filled chamber the user inhales through a tube and mouthpiece. Hookah use is seen

Davisburg woman learns to manage her diabetes through education program

Norine Watson, of Davisburg, loves nothing more than being around and caring for her animals. Her three dogs, six horses and 12 cats bring her joy. But about a year ago, she didn't feel her energetic self. In fact, Norine, 75, recalls, "My life was going down the drain. I was not feeling well." She was tired, thirsty, hungry, lethargic

Margaret Cooney-Casey named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Margaret Cooney-Casey, president, Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont Heath System has been nameda winner of the Ernst and Young in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their

Beaumont seeking volunteers with history of a heart attack for study

Investigators at Beaumont Health System are seeking volunteers who have had a heart attack for a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a medication that reduces inflammation, called canakinumab. "The five-year study will look at how treatment with canakinumab may reduce the recurrence of major cardiovascular problems, like heart

New heart valve has 101-year-old Beaumont patient playing sweet music again

As long-time Oakland County resident Gene was preparing for her 100th birthday party, her friends and family noticed she was slowing down. They say she would huff and puff her way from room-to-room, often stopping to rest every few feet. Seeking a better quality of life and knowing she was healthy otherwise, Gene went to see her doctor, a

Beaumont, Troy hosts golf and tennis fundraiser for cancer programs

Golfers and tennis players can enjoy their sport while raising funds for cancer programs at Beaumont Hospital, Troy through the 17th annual Wilson Cancer Resource Center golf and tennis event. "A Round for Life" will take place on Monday, July 15 at the Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake. The day features a four-person scramble

Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?

After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball pitching injuries continue to rise despite the implementation of nationally recommended pitching limits. In fact, serious pitching injuries

Michigan man learns to walk again at Sola Life and Fitness

For the first time in almost five decades, Ron Greif can walk without the assistance of a wheelchair or crutches. His advice to the world: "Don't underestimate a person with a disability." Born with cerebral palsy and minimal use of his legs, Greif, 57, had not walked unassisted since he was a boy. At the age of seven, he began using

‘Music with Heart’ concert at Oakland University benefits heart health

Oakland University music majors and alumni are helping to raise funds for heart health programs at Beaumont Hospital, Troy through a "Music with Heart" concert at Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at