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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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Beaumont research: check young kidney patients' hearts

A Beaumont Hospitals researcher is urging heart screenings for young and middle-aged people with chronic kidney disease, based on his research among more than 31,000 participants that is published in the August edition of the American Heart Journal. The research study was led by Dr. Peter McCullough, consultant cardiologist and chief of

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak opens new epilepsy monitoring unit

A new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit has opened at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. This specialized inpatient unit is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adults with seizures. "Our unit will help distinguish between false and true epileptic seizures in the pre-surgical workup of patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy,"

Safety City U.S.A. offering free car seat safety checks

On , Safety City U.S.A. is offering area residents Certified child passenger safety technicians will check and teach parents how to properly install car seats at . The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Safety City U.S.A. is in the Northwood Shopping Center, 30955 N. Woodward Ave. (at 13 Mile Road), Royal Oak. Safety City U.S.A. will

Beaumont, Oakland University name dean of new medical school

Oakland University's Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Robert Folberg, M.D., as the founding dean of the allopathic medical school Oakland will open with Beaumont Hospitals. Oakland and Beaumont also announced the official name of the school - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine - and that philanthropic

Beaumont speeds up care for liver and pancreas cancer patients

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has a better option for people diagnosed with liver or pancreas cancer, diagnoses that traditionally lead to a long, frustrating medical journey, including phone calls, tests and trips to various doctors' offices before treatment begins. The hospital opened a multidisciplinary liver/pancreas clinic July 1 where