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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 offers minimally invasive back surgery

Theresa Moreland of Novi remembers having problems standing for longer than ten minutes. She fatigued easily. Then one morning after several attempts, she could barely get out of bed. "It was scary," explains Moreland, 77, "My legs felt frozen." After a visit to her doctor, Fernando Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., she was diagnosed with a

Safety City U.S.A. to host children's summer camp

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9. Three one-week camp sessions are available during July and August. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $120 per camper. The camp fee includes all

April 5 ‘Blanket Beaumont' marathon to help comfort patients

As cartoonist Charles Schultz depicted in his comic strip, "Peanuts", we shouldn't underestimate the comfort derived from a warm blanket. Along with medical expertise, Beaumont Hospital staff and volunteers dispense hundreds of handmade blankets each year to help comfort patients. When Beth Laperriere's grandson was rushed to

Beaumont seeks approval for Royal Oak hospital expansion

Beaumont Hospitals has filed a certificate of need application for state Department of Community Health approval of a $204-million north expansion at its Royal Oak hospital. The project calls for 346,000 -square-feet of new construction that includes a replacement Emergency Center, a 36-bed intensive care unit, four operating rooms and a

Beaumont studying joint wear with hip simulator

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices. "This new piece of equipment allows our researchers to test total hip joint replacement parts under conditions approximating those occurring in the human