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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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Imaging at Beaumont lets surgeons 'see' inside body like never before

New imaging technology at Beaumont Hospital lets surgeons "see" internal anatomy during surgery like never before. This allows for less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times and improved outcomes for patients. The technology - Medtronic's O-Arm® Multidimensional Imaging System - is used by orthopedic surgeons and

Beaumont named one of U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals'

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is ranked in eight categories in the prestigious 2008 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. The Royal Oak hospital has had a presence on the annual listings for 14 years. For the first time, it is ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the state and is again honored as the top heart/heart

Beaumont Hospitals approved for proton center

Beaumont Hospitals today received approval from the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop the state's first proton therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 for approval to develop the $159-million facility. The hospitals' next steps will be to

Health tips for travelers to China

In just one month a ceremonial torch will light the Olympic flame to open the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It 's estimated nearly 2.5 million visitors will attend the games in China, which run from August 8-24. If you're heading to Beijing, you should be aware of the latest tips to ensure healthy and safe travels. Beaumont's InterHealth program

Fireworks: better seen from a distance

Red, white and BOOM! Some say it wouldn't be the 4th of July without fireworks - a dangerous tradition that injures nearly 10,000 Americans each year. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly half of those injured by fireworks are children. Fireworks may be beautiful, but they're best seen and heard from a distance.