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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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Active Senior Citizens 'Pump Up,' Make Connections with Others in Optimal Aging Exercise Program

Can you ever be too old to start exercising? If there is such an age, Delores "Dee" Decker of Royal Oak, Mich. hasn't found it. She's 81 and just marked her one-year anniversary in the Optimal Aging exercise program at the Beaumont Health Center. "You feel better," she says. "And my balance is better too."

Pregnant? Give Your Baby an I.Q. Advantage

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) You're trying to have a baby and while you may not think of him as a future Einstein, you want to give him every chance for a healthy brain so he can shine in school and grow up to be a happy, productive adult. Dave Seubert, M.D.,

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe Surgeon Does 1st Surgery Using da Vinci Robot

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe now has a state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System. Dinesh Telang, M.D., chief of Surgery at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe recently performed a radical prostatectomy -- the hospital's first surgery using the da Vinci.  "The da Vinci Surgical System combines the knowledge and skills of the surgeon with

Medical Emergency or Mishap? Knowing How to Get the Help You Need

You shoveled snow this morning, felt something "pop" in your back and now you're sore. Your doctor's office is closed. Do you try to seek medical attention right away or wait until the morning when your doctor is in? "It's not always easy to determine when to go to your physician's office, an urgent care center or a hospital

Beaumont Heart Experts' Editorial Supports Advisory by Heart Association on Omega-6 Fats

Like the workings of Wall Street or the mechanics of rocket science, the role of Omega-6 fatty acids in the diet hasn't been fully understood. But the American Heart Association just declared Omega-6s - found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds - a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan. People really didn't understand the benefits of