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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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Ferndale woman’s weight loss surgery life-changing

For Courtney Kent, 30, of Ferndale, life wasn’t always as easy as riding a bicycle. She had high blood pressure, arthritis and sleep apnea. She was told most of her health problems were due to being overweight. With a body mass index, or BMI, of 68, she couldn’t walk up stairs without stopping to catch her breath.

94-year-old Dearborn Heights woman beats cancer and heart disease

2014 was an eventful year for Lily Dudgeon of Dearborn Heights. The feisty, independent 94-year-old faced and beat the two biggest killers of humankind: first cancer, then heart disease.

Beaumont offers Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment through Feb. 15

Beaumont Health System is offering assistance for those who need help signing up for insurance plans through the health reform Health Insurance Marketplace. Appointments with navigators and certified application counselors are available now through Sunday, Feb. 15.

Beaumont offers free student heart checks Saturday, Jan. 31 at Plymouth High School

High school students and parents should know: the typical school sports physical may fall short in assessing heart health.

Beaumont Health announces appointment of John T. Fox as president and chief executive officer

The Beaumont Health Board of Directors has announced the appointment of John T. Fox as president and chief executive officer of Beaumont Health. Fox will join the organization in March.