Live healthy, live longer

Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years.

March 5, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Doctors by day, rockstars by night

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital hosts its first staff talent show.

March 3, 2017 7

10 daily servings of fruits, veggies = recipe for longevity

Reductions seen in risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

March 2, 2017 1
PATIENT STORY

‘We felt like our world had fallen apart’

After battling colon cancer, a mom of two hones her woodworking and art skills to launch a successful home decor business.

March 1, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

‘I truly had God watching over me’

Facing a nightmare diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Karyn Wolschleger finds something unexpected: Hope.

February 27, 2017 19

Marijuana study sorts good from bad

Prescription doses can treat chronic pain, muscle spasms and nausea—but there are still downsides to the drug.

February 24, 2017 0

Undergoing chemotherapy? Here’s what to eat

A dietitian's advice for eating well and staying strong during the toughest of times.

February 23, 2017 4

Study: Cancer care needs fitness focus

About 75 percent of patients give up on exercise after cancer diagnosis, even though evidence shows physical activity can help them cope.

February 17, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Extraordinarily gratifying’

A new study finds cancer death rates in the U.S. dropped 20 percent.

January 24, 2017 0

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B-vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

January 21, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘There’s nothing more they can do’

Despite a terminal diagnosis, a new airway stent program extends Dwayne Scheidel's life.

January 19, 2017 14
PATIENT STORY

On the ninth floor

Thomas Sikkema, who went from outfield to in-patient, is using his gift of compassion to help others find their way.

January 16, 2017 13