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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 Hospital Hosts 8th Annual Baby Fair

Why do so many couples choose to deliver their babies at Beaumont Hospitals? Find out why, and learn about baby health, postpartum and parenting concerns at the eighth annual "Beaumont Baby Fair." Festivities are scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the South Tower, first floor - Concourse, 3601 W. Thirteen

Safety City U.S.A. Offers Kids Summer Camp Program

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9. Four one-week camp sessions are available during July and August. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $120 per camper. The camp fee includes all

Fitness Class Preps Teens for Prom

A new fitness class, "Teen Prom Prep," is offered for those who want to look and feel their best in their gown or tux. For a registration fee of $30, participants ages 15-18 can meet from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. every Saturday in April for cardio and toning workouts at Beaumont Hospitals' Bon Brae Center, 22300 Bon Brae (at Jefferson

Beaumont Hospitals Announces Formation of Children's Hospital

Beaumont Hospitals announced today the formation of a new entity called the Beaumont Children's Hospital located at its Royal Oak (Mich.) hospital. The Beaumont Children's Hospital offers 36 different pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties with 83 pediatric sub-specialists, a dedicated children's surgical team with board-certified pediatric

10 Tips for Communicating with Someone Whose Brain is 'Sick'

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) Some people with normal hearing can develop difficulty understanding what is said to them due to a brain injury, illness or dementia. The following ideas from Beaumont speech pathologist Susan Howell Brubaker can help enhance your