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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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Geriatrics Expert Offers Tips on Keeping Brain Fit Into Old Age

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) The fitness-obsessed are turning their attention to their brains as well as their muscles, if sales figures for brain fitness software are any indication. The industry's revenue more than tripled between 2005 and 2007, from $250 million

Turnaround Efforts Continue at Beaumont Hospitals

Beaumont Hospitals is taking additional actions in implementing its financial turnaround plan announced in November, in response to the deepening economic recession: identifying performance improvement teams to review Beaumont's billing, collecting and bad-debt management so that all appropriate revenue is being captured; similar

Radiation Cancer Treatment Specialists Rank High in Nation for Research

Beaumont Hospitals (Royal Oak, Mich.) radiation oncologists are ranked among the top 20 in the nation for their research and its impact, according to a recently published study. When considering academic productivity among individual physicians and its impact, Beaumont ranks No. 1. "One of the reasons I came to Beaumont from (the) Mayo

Heart Failure Rehabilitation Program Offered at Beaumont, Troy

The new cardiac rehabilitation program at Beaumont Hospital, Troy (Mich.), Living with Heart Failure, is a unique, low-cost, self-referral program to provide heart failure patients a supervised exercise plan combined with education (and lectures) to help them successfully manage their disease.    The Living with Heart Failure program

HEALTHY Family Program Teaches Families how to Eat Better, Move More - for Free!

Families wanting to learn how to eat better and move more - and who may not have the budget to do so - may want to take a cue from Nicole Sage of Madison Heights (Mich.) and her children, Tiffany and Joseph. The threesome took part in a recent free healthy breakfast cooking class for parents and children 6 and older at the Beaumont Weight