Saturday, December 22, 2012
Barbara O’Brien's brother-in-law recommended her for the new procedure at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
— Submitted by Beaumont Health System Just over a year ago, Barbara O’Brien, 83, of Northville, was convinced she would not live to celebrate another Christmas with her family. She’d been hospitalized seven times with congestive heart failure. “I knew things were terribly serious the seventh time,” she remembers. “When a hospital staff member suggested hospice care, I decided it was time.” Barbara was then presented with a special blanket provided to hospice patients by hospital staff. But her daughter, Julie Mantay, did not agree. Wanting to find out if there were any other treatment options available for her mom, Mantay contacted Dr. Steven Timmis, her mother’s Beaumont cardiologist, and Dr. Gerald Timmis, Beaumont’s emeritus director of…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Dr. Marlene Roth, a Beaumont pediatrician, answers questions about a decision parents make for their sons.
Few Patch blogs have generated more comments than guest blogger Jenn D'Jamoos' post on circumcision. "The Circumcision Decision" to date has generated more than 100 comments. The sometimes volatile discussion has raised a lot of questions regarding the choice to circumcise baby boys, so Patch asked Marlene Roth, a Beaumont Health System pediatrician, about the decision parents make for their sons. Patch: What are the pros/cons of circumcision? Roth: The pros and cons of circumcision continue to be debated without a definite conclusion. Studies from various countries have shown a decreased incidence of infection, including sexually transmitted diseases, a decreased incidence of penile cancer – a very rare cancer – but none of these studies…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
'Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B6,' Beaumont dietitian Silvia Veri said.
You can almost taste the tacos and smell the spicy salsa just thinking about Cinco de Mayo, a day many will celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. But you don’t have to be Mexican to participate in festivities or to enjoy the delicious food. On this day, Americans will use 81 million pounds of avocados in their Cinco de Mayo meals – that is 162 million individual pieces of this delicious green fruit, according to the California Avocado Commission. Guacamole, made predominantly of avocados, is a popular food people eat on this cheerful holiday. “Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B6,” said Silvia Veri, a registered dietitian and nutrition supervisor at Beaumont’s Weight Control Center …