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

Beaumont mourns the passing of Harry Herkowitz, M.D., chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Harry N. Herkowitz, M.D., chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, passed away today following a heart attack. An icon in the world of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Herkowitz, 65, was professor and chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and physician leader of Beaumont Health

Troy cancer survivor’s organization matches patients to clinical research trials

At 25, David Fuehrer won the New York state natural body building title. He had trained and worked hard to earn this achievement. His body was ripped, well defined - a feat accomplished without any drugs, including steroids. With that title, the graduate student from Rochester, New York felt bulletproof. But just four months later, he was

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe golf outing benefits Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Theto establish a Comprehensive Breast Care Centerat Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, features a barbeque lunch, refreshments, cocktail partyand a strolling dinner with awards, entertainment and raffle. Monday, June 2411:30 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun startCountry Club of Detroit 220 Country Club Drive (west of Kercheval Avenue)Grosse Pointe FarmsFor

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe receives Level III trauma care status

The American College of Surgeons has verified as a Level III Trauma Center. A Level III Trauma Center must demonstrate the ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation and stabilization, including emergency surgery and critical care for most trauma patients. Being verified by the ACS in achieving Level III trauma care status means the

Beaumont study: Nerve stimulation helps with overactive bladder

Beaumont Health System research finds that symptoms of overactive bladder, or OAB, were reduced in those who received tibial nerve stimulation. The three-year results published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology show participants with urinary frequency, urgency and involuntary loss of urine maintained significant improvement in their

Beaumont offers support group for Chiari malformation

Beaumont is offering a new monthly support group for those with Chiari malformation, a neurological condition where the brain tissue is pushed down into the spinal canal, starting June 13. The meetings will provide patients and their caregivers insight into conditions, side effects and other helpful hints related to Chiari malformation and

Beaumont Health System appoints emergency medicine chair

Ananias Diokno, M.D., chief medical officer of Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Terry Kowalenko, M.D., of Brighton, Mich., as health system chair, Emergency Medicine, effective June 1. "Dr. Kowalenko brings to Beaumont am impressive array of clinical, administrative, research and teaching skills," says Dr.

Beaumont Health System recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

Fit-Friendly Worksites take steps to improve health and productivity while reducing expense Beaumont Health System has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. "Employee wellness and building a healthy workplace culture are important priorities