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Newswise: Beaumont Health Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Research Discovers Blood Test to Prenatally Identify Dangerous Fetal Heart Defects
Released: 18-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Beaumont Health Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Research Discovers Blood Test to Prenatally Identify Dangerous Fetal Heart Defects
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Currently, the U.S. leads western nations in infant mortality and cardiac birth defects are a leading cause. New research harnesses the power of AI to detect dangerous cardiac abnormalities prenatally. Resulting medical protocols implemented at birth in those at-risk could go a long way toward saving lives.

Released: 18-Aug-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers: Enlarged prostate lowers odds of significant prostate cancer
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A team of Beaumont Health researchers from Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Urology studied the relationship between benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, and prostate cancer in 405 men by quantitatively looking at different parts of prostate tissue on MRI.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Breast cancer screening by age 40 or younger for Black women advise Beaumont researchers
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The physicians focused on how Black women dealt with getting screened and unique issues relevant to them. They revealed their findings recently in the Journal of Breast Imaging in “Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations: African American Women Are at a Disadvantage.”

Released: 2-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Department of Defense awards Beaumont urology researchers $3.86 million
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The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $3.86 million grant to Beaumont researchers to develop a simple screening tool to speed diagnosis leading to new treatments for a chronic bladder condition, interstitial cystitis. Study participants are currently being recruited online in each of the 50 states with the support of a social media campaign lead by the Interstitial Cystitis Association. The effort aims to engage 3,000 IC patients and 1,000 non-IC individuals. To learn more, visit

Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Beaumont researcher leads international team studying link between post-operative delirium and later onset of dementia
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A collaborative team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan have been awarded more than $1.67 million by the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to study the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
What looked like COVID-19 wasn’t; Beaumont ER doctor’s instinct, tenacity paid off for local business executive
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Gary Corbin, 63, dropped a heavy hurricane window shutter, which gashed his leg before it hit the ground. After wintering in Florida, this resident of Grosse Pointe Farms had been helping his significant other close down her Palm Beach Gardens home before they returned to Michigan in mid-June. He treated the wound and kept it covered on the drive north.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Constant urination ruled her life, now she has finally found relief
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These days, many people stay home to stay safe from the coronavirus. Heidi Wenzel has stayed home for the past six months for another reason: to urinate every 15 minutes — dozens and dozens of daily trips to the bathroom.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Beaumont researchers develop COVID-19 test that can detect virus in saliva, blood or urine in 45 minutes
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Rapid test for COVID-19 can help contain the virus and contribute to a successful reopening of the economy

Released: 6-May-2020 8:15 AM EDT
SINK COVID-19 study: Can common drugs offer 2-step approach to combat deadly virus?
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Researchers at Beaumont Health have begun enrolling patients in a new clinical study aimed at treating COVID-19 patients with two common drugs.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
Researchers: Drug combination could accelerate body’s ability to heal bone fractures
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Scientists have discovered a combination of two commonly available drugs could boost the body’s ability to heal bone fractures – accelerating bone formation and healing.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
From breast cupcakes to breast surgery
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Angela used her experience with breast cancer treatment at Beaumont to help her family, friends and surgeons see the benefits of infusing treatment with humor.

Released: 2-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
New Beaumont Research Puts Scientists One Step Closer to Newborn Screening for Autism
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This preliminary, collaborative study used Artificial Intelligence, a computer-based technology which scans a map of the human genome.

Released: 26-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Can low-dose radiation therapy successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease?
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A team from the Beaumont Research Institute believes low-dose radiation might be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers are now seeking patients with Alzheimer’s disease for the study.

Released: 22-Nov-2019 10:10 AM EST
Stop asking for that antibiotic
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“We believe Beaumont has a duty to raise awareness and help change attitudes about antibiotics and behaviors that cause antibiotic resistance,” said Dr. Sam Flanders, senior vice president and chief quality and safety officer of Beaumont Health. “Antibiotics save lives. But when they’re used too much, they can lead to antibiotic resistance.”

Released: 9-Sep-2019 11:55 AM EDT
More people turning to primary care doctors or emergency centers for depression and suicidal thoughts
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Beaumont primary care and emergency medicine doctors say many patients see them for care that might surprise you: depression and suicidal thoughts. In fact, national data consistently shows spring and summer to be the most common seasons for suicide, not the gloomy winter months.

Released: 6-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Woman with Bi-Polar Achieves First-Time Motherhood with Help of Specialized Psychiatric Care
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"Women with mental health concerns should not fear pregnancy,” said Beaumont psychiatrist Lopa Rana, M.D. There is help and hope for every woman with mood and anxiety disorders who wishes to start a family.

Released: 12-Apr-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Take Beaumont’s free online quiz to determine your diabetes risk
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Many people do not realize they are at risk for developing diabetes. To learn about your risk for developing the disease, take Beaumont’s new, free online Diabetes Health Risk Assessment.

Released: 24-Dec-2018 12:35 PM EST
Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer; Brachytherapy cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer
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Traditionally, treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is chemotherapy followed by the removal of the bladder. However, researchers have data suggesting that treatment consisting of limited surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation is just as effective.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
Michigan cowboy back in the saddle after heart surgery saves his life
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Christopher Tschirhart, 61, has wrangled cattle all his life. He doesn’t like to ask for help. But, thanks to regular annual check-ups with his doctor, he’s known that one day he would need help with his heart.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Beaumont Researchers Uncovering Ways to Use the Body’s Immune System Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis After ACL Tears
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A Beaumont research team is pioneering a new solution that could slow the arthritis that occurs after an ACL injury – known as post-traumatic osteoarthritis, or PTOA – and help people avoid getting a knee replacement.

Released: 2-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Busy caring for others, doctor misses signs he developed rare form of cancer
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Runny noses are annoying and easy to dismiss. And that’s exactly why one doctor waited so long to seek medical attention. Now, he realizes that mistake could have cost him his eyesight, or even his life.

Released: 28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Discouraged by current exercise recommendations? New Beaumont research shows significant cardiac benefit with less exercise
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Middle-aged and older women who exercise moderately to vigorously, three times a week for at least 30 minutes, were able to significantly reduce cardiac risk factors in just six months.

Released: 19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Cancer survivor/researcher receives NIH grant to reduce cancer treatment side effects
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Michigan scientist receives prestigious NIH grant to study and ideally develop new treatment and screening tests for radiation cystitis, a painful side effect that can occur as a result of cancer treatment.

Released: 11-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Doctor Teams with Beaumont and GVSU: Invents Lifesaving Cough-Assist Device
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Bassel Salman, M.D., wanted to create an affordable, portable machine to help people unable to cough. The Commercialization Center and Grand Valley students helped him transform his idea into a promising medical device.

Released: 16-May-2018 4:45 PM EDT
Beaumont Researchers Invent New Mode of Proton Treatment for Lung Cancer
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Beaumont’s proton therapy team presented research on a new treatment for patients with lung cancer at a recent ESTRO conference in Spain.

Released: 13-Apr-2018 4:20 PM EDT
Family Grateful 5-Year-Old Son’s Brain Tumor Treated with Proton Therapy
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After most of Hudson's brain tumor was surgically removed, his parents turned to a medical super power - protons, to destroy his cancer cells.

Released: 5-Apr-2018 2:40 PM EDT
California Man’s Research Leads Him to Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center in Michigan
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The results of his MRI shocked Tracy Clifford, 58. The images showed a baseball-sized tumor on the base of his spine. Back then, he was unaware of the 2,400 mile journey he’d be undertaking – traveling to Beaumont Health in Michigan to seek leading-edge proton therapy for his tumor. Tracy hadn’t heard of Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center, Dr. Kabolizadeh, his research or their team of cancer experts. That was all about to change.

Released: 23-Mar-2018 4:50 PM EDT
Treating Prostate Cancer with Combination of External and Internal Radiation Beneficial
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While there are many treatment options for men with prostate cancer, a recent national study published in JAMA compared the effectiveness of treatments for high-risk prostate cancer.

Released: 7-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EST
50-Year-Old Woman Thrives in Exercise Boot Camp, Refuses to Let Pacemaker Hold Her Back
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Julie Work always ate healthy and exercised regularly. Then, she passed out behind the wheel, went to a cardiologist and learned she needed a pacemaker. After recovery, she signed up for exercise boot camp and pushed herself to the limit. She needed to two pacemaker adjustments to keep up with her intense exercise regime.

Released: 23-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST
New Gel Reduces Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
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Radiation therapy is a popular and effective treatment for many men with prostate cancer, and now a temporary gel offers greater protection for organs at risk during treatments.

Released: 5-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Clearing the Air of Confusion About Mammography Guidelines
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Published mammography guidelines differ on this and similar topics. With 1 in 8 U.S. women developing invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes, knowing when to have this potentially lifesaving screening is critical.

22-Sep-2017 4:55 PM EDT
Beaumont Radiation Oncologists Share Treatment Advances at National Meeting
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A lung cancer screening program developed by researchers, “The Beaumont Health Experience” is one of 25 studies being presented by Beaumont radiation oncologists at ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Beaumont Health First and Only Michigan Health System to Test Chronic Low Back Pain Device
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About two-thirds of U.S. adults will struggle with low back pain during their lifetime. ReActiv8 is a surgically-implanted device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves in key lower back muscles. Unlike other nerve treatments, ReActiv8 does not mask a patient’s pain.

Released: 11-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
New Toe Implant Helps Patient Regain Mobility
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Before the Cartiva implant was available, individuals who experienced severe toe pain from arthritis had no options for relieving the pain that would allow them to remain active.

Released: 7-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT
Urologists Seeking Patients for Groundbreaking Prostate Cancer Study
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A research study to remove cancerous cells in the prostate using Magnetic Resonance Imaging guided technology is entering its final phase at Beaumont.

13-Jul-2017 11:15 AM EDT
First Michigan Proton Center Begins Treating Cancer Patients
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Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to X-ray radiation. It offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing adjacent healthy tissue with fewer side effects. Proton therapy uses atomic particles, traveling up to two-thirds the speed of light, to fight cancer. Beaumont’s center is one of just 25 operational proton therapy centers in the U.S.

Released: 21-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Stem Cells Try, But Fail, to Repair ACL Injuries
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A discovery, described in a recent study by researchers at Beaumont Health, revealed ACL tears send a signal to stem cells throughout our body. This could lead to future breakthroughs to enable stem cells to repair injuries and reduce development of conditions like osteoarthritis.

Released: 15-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers Discover Body’s Stem Cell Army Hits a Wall When Responding to an ACL Injury
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Researchers believe this is the first study of its kind to reveal the body’s systemic stem cell response to an ACL injury. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States. Many cases occur after trauma to a joint. It’s also a leading cause of disability.

Released: 17-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Social media outreach leads to discovery of biomarker for interstitial cystitis diagnosis
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Within just two weeks, 454 women and men from 46 states participated in the study, watching a YouTube video and completing an online survey.

Released: 16-May-2017 1:30 PM EDT
Diagnostic Biomarkers in Saliva Show Promise in Recognizing Early Alzheimer’s Disease
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Beaumont Research Institute investigators are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Research Finds Urine Test Could Detect Zika Virus Quickly, Protect Unborn Babies
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Dr. Lamb and her colleagues developed a quick, simple test for Zika virus so easy to administer, you don’t even need a doctor. It’s a urine test that produces results in under 30 minutes

Released: 2-May-2017 10:05 PM EDT
One and Done: Michigan Man Benefits From Prostate Cancer Research Program
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Prostate HDR brachytherapy typically takes two to three hours. Patients usually go home from the hospital the same day. In contrast to permanent seed, or low-dose-rate brachytherapy, with HDR, no radioactive material is left inside the patient after the procedure. Because the radiation dose is delivered directly inside the prostate, radiation exposure to nearby critical structures, such as the bladder and rectum, is minimized.

Released: 4-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Heart-Healthy Handbook Provides Inspiration and Information for Preventing and Managing Heart Disease
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Facts and other prevention and heart health tips and information are packed inside “The Heart-Healthy Handbook,” featuring 140-plus essays written by more than 60 Beaumont Health experts and published by Monterrey, California-based publisher, Healthy Learning.

Released: 28-Mar-2017 4:45 PM EDT
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn Employees’ Courage, Quick Action Protects Others From Harm
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Courageous, quick action by Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn employees protected others from harm when a man entered the hospital on March 8 and set himself on fire inside an elevator in the first floor lobby.

2-Dec-2016 9:10 AM EST
Controlling Risk of C. diff Saves Lives, Prevents Infection and Reduces Health Care Costs
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently awarded a $2.4 million grant to study a theory that could prevent thousands of C. difficile infections, relapses and deaths all over the world. Beaumont Health has developed a medical animation to help illustrate the research study.

Released: 2-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Should Men Get a PSA Test for Prostate Cancer?
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When the USPSTF recommended against prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer in 2012, researchers began studying what effect this would have on diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.

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