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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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Dietitian to Recount Personal Cancer Experience at Sharing and Caring Session

As a registered dietitian and three-time cancer survivor, Diana Dyer speaks from a unique perspective. Dyer, of Ann Arbor, will be at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak to present "Feeding Body and Soul: A Dietitian's Journey of Cancer Survivorship," on Thursday, May 14, with a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture. Festivities will be

Hospitals Proudly Flying Flags Promoting Organ Donation

Beaumont Hospitals is joining 60 Michigan hospitals and organizations promoting organ and tissue donation awareness by flying flags that read "Donation Saves Lives" during April. Michigan's first flag-flying campaign is part of a national effort to bolster organ donor registries in April, which is Donate Life Month. Hospitals and

Free Series Teaches Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

With job layoffs leading daily newscasts and Wall Street struggling to gain traction, has there ever been a better time for a stress reduction program, especially one that's offered free of charge? "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program," a free four-week series to improve participants' sense of well-being, inner calmness and

Expecting a Baby and Want to Take a Class? Launch Your Browser and You're There

With the Web 2.0 generation growing up and starting families, it was just a matter of time before online childbirth and baby care classes became reality. Beaumont Hospitals is adding three Web-based, independent study classes: "Childbirth Education," "Preparing for Breastfeeding" and "Babycare and Safety."

People with Heart Failure Need to be Vigilant about Salt in Easter, Passover Foods

A cardiologist at Beaumont Hospital in Troy (Mich.) is advising people with congestive heart failure to be careful and avoid foods high in salt during their Easter and Passover celebrations. For Christians, that means no ham. People of the Jewish faith are advised to eat salt-free matza and to steer clear of the religious practice of dipping