Beaumont’s Cancer Genetics Program hosting community BRCA conference

Genetic testing can help determine a person's risk for developing certain cancers. Identifying cancer genes, the presence of BRCA 1 and 2 mutations, is the first step. This testing allows the implementation of risk-reducing interventions: more frequent screening, surgical prevention and chemoprevention. For patients and families at risk for

Health, education, legal and religious groups collaborate in support of Detroit

In a show of regional cooperation, a suburban-based health system, two legal services agencies, a federally-qualified health provider, a medical school and a law school are joining together to help residents of one of Detroit's poorest and most medically underserved neighborhoods. The Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative was launched this week

Neon Vibe 5k night run to benefit kids at Beaumont Children's Hospital

The Neon Vibe is an after-dark 5K run and walk that will take place at Willow Metro Park in New Boston on Sept. 14 at dusk. A portion of each registration fee benefits the Children's Miracle Network at Beaumont Children's Hospital. This is the first time the Neon Vibe 5K will be held in Michigan and nearly 3,000 participants are expected for the

Time to Adjust Children’s Sleep Schedule for Coming School Year

Back to school, means a return to school bedtimes. Sleep experts, like Beaumont Health System's Gary Trock, M.D., are encouraging parents to ease their children back into a school sleep schedule about two weeks before classes resume. Most area students will head back to school on the Tuesday after Labor Day. "It's important that students

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe receives Excellence in Community Collaboration Award

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe received the Excellence in Community Collaboration Award at the 16th Annual Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting in Las Vegas in July. The award recognizes the success of the Beaumont Community Health Coalition. Spirit of Women is a national organization dedicated to empowering and educating women to seek

Beaumont hosts ‘Natural Supplements and Diabetes Care’ Aug. 21

Beaumont Health System's diabetes support group is inviting area residents to attend "Natural Supplements and Diabetes Care" Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights. Guest speaker, Hallie Armstrong, N.D., senior naturopath, Integrative Medicine, will be discussing naturopathic medicine and diabetes. The 7 p.m. program

Beaumont offers new treatment to remove uterine fibroids

Surgeons at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are using a new, Food and Drug Administration-approved device to treat patients with uterine fibroids. Beaumont gynecologists, Jay Fisher, M.D., Steven Dean, M.D. and David Brinton, M.D. are among nine surgeons in Michigan trained to perform this

Beaumont Health System hosts event in St. Clair Shores for breast cancer survivors

Sharing and Caring, Beaumont Health System's patient education and support group for breast cancer survivors, will host an community event on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in St. Clair Shores. The free event will be held at Beaumont Rehabilitation Services, 23715 Little Mack, suite 200. "Our goal is to help connect survivors with community

The food allergy disparity

What do peanuts, milk and eggs have in common? They're the top three most common food allergens affecting children. Recent studies suggest that food allergies affect some ethnic and racial populations disproportionately. A study published in Pediatrics found African American children in the U.S. are more likely to have food allergies than other

Beaumont earns national accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the ACS

The Commission on Cancer, or CoC, of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Beaumont Health System. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain