Patient Story

‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.

‘Can we please go play?’

Kids are eager to get back out there. Here’s how to do it safely.

COVID-19 and your heart

Those with cardiovascular disease should continue to be careful about avoiding the virus because they are at high risk for complications.

The new rules for grandparents

After months of Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, families might be able to get a little closer while still managing risks.

Patient Story

‘A dream come true’

Blue Glass Studios hosts a culinary challenge where kids make pizza with the pros.

Cookies in the time of COVID

Find what helps you stay safe, happy and healthy.

Patient Story

‘So comforting’

After pelvic floor reconstruction, Berdeana Matthews is back to enjoying life.

Patient Story

‘My brain still thinks it’s on a cruise ship’

Lonnie Martin, 48, loves cruises. But then a cruise left her feeling like she's forever on the high seas.

‘I just fell in love with it’

Ludington nurses reflect on providing decades of compassionate care.

Special Series

View all special series

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.

Explore this series

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.

Explore this series

Smile, baby!

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

Explore this series

Infographics

View all infographics

Subscribe to Health Beat

Join our mailing list and we'll deliver our best stories to your inbox, for free!

We'll never share your email with anyone else.

You have Successfully Subscribed!