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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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5 Tips for Adopting a Vegetarian Diet

Wednesday, Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day and kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Adopting a vegetarian diet has many benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, while also conserving fresh water, fertile topsoil and other limited resources that go into creating a meat-based diet.  Here are five tips to

Beaumont researchers: use of lung ablation to combat cancer promising

Five years ago Vera Morrison of Madison Heights was diagnosed with lung cancer- the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the United States. After radiation treatments failed, her future didn't look so bright. But then she was given the option to try a new treatment called lung ablation by Beaumont interventional radiologist Michael

Beaumont Study Finds Obesity Link to Early Heart Attack

Excess weight is strongly linked to premature heart attack and the more overweight the earlier the attack happens, according to a study from Beaumont Hospitals in the Sept. 16 Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study, led by Peter McCullough, M.D., consultant cardiologist and chief of Nutrition and Prevention Medicine,

Beaumont's stroke program recertified by Joint Commission

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned advanced recertification of its primary stroke center by The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Beaumont earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in June. "Beaumont Hospital has demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and

Beaumont, Royal Oak receives magnet redesignation

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as a Magnet hospital, the highest designation for nursing excellence. The Royal Oak hospital was the first in Michigan to receive Magnet status, in 2004. "Attaining Magnet status recognizes our nurses for what they are - the most-preferred,