Want protein power? Give peas a chance

Split yellow peas are particularly potent in the protein department—and they pack a major dose of fiber, too.

Joint replacement myths and facts

The rules have changed.

Out with the old

Frayed toothbrushes, worn pillows and aging contact lenses are among must-replace items if you value health and hygiene.

Which milk is the cream of the crop?

A dietitian gives tips to consider when choosing what to pour into your glass or on your cereal.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

The fan—friend or foe?

Your go-to tool in a hot spell might do more harm than good.

Escape the summer hot flash

Understand why your body is undergoing this process and you'll soon be a step closer to squelching that unwelcome heat.

Red flags to watch for in young athletes

Body image and a host of other factors can influence—for better or worse—your teen's habits with all things nutrition.

Patient Story

‘He got all the cancer out of me’

The average age for pancreatic cancer diagnosis is 71. John Morris hit it on the nail. But now, he's defying the odds.

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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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