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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 hosts Sept. 11 breast and ovarian cancer community awareness program

On Thursday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Beaumont Health System is hosting an evening awareness program for patients and families at the Troy Marriott. The program, which includes dinner and a panel of experts on breast and ovarian cancer, will emphasize the importance of area clinical research trials.

Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb Twp. hosts sharps and mercury drop-off Sept. 12

On Friday, Sept. 12, Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb Township invites area residents to bring in mercury thermometers and medical sharps. These items, found in many households, can be hazardous to people in the community.

Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services earns American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation

Beaumont Health System Sleep Evaluation Services, St. Clair Shores, has received national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. AASM is the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and Beaumont Family Medicine Center, St. Clair Shores host art and wellness festival

Art plays a psychological and physiological role in our lives. As a result, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has partnered with area organizations, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, to bring the benefits of art to area residents by hosting SPLASH, an art and wellness festival. “In addition to bringing beautiful pieces of art from the DIA

Beaumont first in Michigan to test gene-directed prevention treatment for atrial fibrillation

A new gene-directed drug being tested through a research study, called GENETIC-AF, may improve care, quality of life and survival in patients with heart failure and AF. Beaumont is one of the study sites participating in the research.