Feeling pressured? So does your pooch

Cortisol levels in dogs often mirror those of stressed-out pet owners.

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this magical fruit.

Go easy on the ice cream

It's a lovely summer treat on occasion. As a daily indulgence, it's the fast path to busting your diet.

10 things to know about swimmer’s itch

Don't let parasites get under your skin this summer.

Want smart kids? Give ’em sports

An hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day releases a protein beneficial to the development of young minds.

Patient Story

‘This is not going to stop me’

When severe chest pain turned out to be an aortic dissection, Kim Lautner underwent a new procedure to repair the tear in her blood vessel.

Bring the sequence to supper

Your chosen foods aren't the only determining factor in your health outcome. It might also depend on the order in which you eat them.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

A battle plan for the information age

Your family can develop a detailed, written agreement on do's and don'ts to ensure you thrive in this topsy-turvy tech era.

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Life for Lilly

The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.

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Humans of Spectrum Health

Who are the people behind the lab coats, scrubs and name badges? What experiences have made them who they are today? This series shows the human side of the caregivers who are proud to call Spectrum Health their work home.

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Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

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