Patient Story

‘We’re running it together’

In battling leukemia, pharmacist Jeffrey Conzelmann found a perfect bone marrow donor in his longtime running partner—his brother.

Milk, demystified

Whole, 2% or 1%? Cow's milk or plant-based? Here's what you need to know when weighing the many options.

Concussions hit beyond the gridiron

Many sports present a risk of head injury. Spotting a problem early—and providing quick treatment—helps ensure the best possible outcome.

Patient Story

‘I changed everything, cold turkey’

After a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, Alan Barchett's commitment to diet and lifestyle change has helped him reclaim his health.

‘We can all play a role’

Sometimes, a simple question is the best way to begin connecting with someone who may struggle with thoughts of suicide: 'Are you OK?'

Patient Story

‘I can get my life back’

When a severe shoulder injury slowed her artistic pursuits, Laura Clayton found her hope renewed after minimally invasive surgery.

Patient Story

‘The puzzle pieces made sense’

Genetic testing helps a Michigan mom and dad find answers to their baby's rare condition.

Food for the ages

The risk of malnutrition grows as you get older. The right diet can strengthen your defenses.

‘I can reach the world again’

Once a pro boxer and prison guard, Kristina King had long been sidelined by injuries. After robot-assisted surgery, she's back on the move.

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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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