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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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What You Need to Know About the Peanut Allergy Study

Many parents had questions when they learned about a new study recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine that could encourage parents to expose children to small amounts of peanuts from a young age

Free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday, March 3 to supportBeaumont Children’s Hospital

On Tuesday, March 3, National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants will offer each guest a free short stack of their buttermilk pancakes. This family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Beaumont Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beaumont’s inflatable colon display highlights Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Because March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Beaumont Health System is stepping up its community awareness efforts. Area residents are invited to see a large, inflatable human colon on display at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from March 2-6 and the Beaumont Hospital, Troy from March 10-13.

After removal of large tumor, Rochester Hills youth back playing hockey

On Nov. 1, Owen May, 12, of Rochester Hills, experienced abdominal pain. How bad was it? Bad enough for the avid hockey player to tell his coaches he could no longer skate halfway through practice. That’s when his assistant coach and father, Kevin, knew Owen’s stomach pain needed medical attention.

Stalking a superbug: Beaumont program keeps antibiotic-resistant CRE at bay

There’s a relatively unknown, hidden or “stealth” bug that’s making big problems for some hospitals. It’s called Carapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. CRE is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top three bug threats. It has a 50 percent mortality rate.