E-cig industry under scrutiny

Governments take action and health officials sound the alarm about a vaping epidemic among youth.

The growing melanoma risk

The incidence of deadly melanoma on the head and neck has risen steadily in young adults and children.

An apple a day…

This popular fall fruit delivers nutrients that boost your immune system, aid weight loss and improve the health of your brain and heart.

Sore? Ice first, then heat

You don't need strong medicine or fancy gadgets to ease your pain—just a bag of frozen peas and some patience.

Patient Story

Losing the old you

The result of Phill Carr's bariatric surgery has been so dramatic, old friends will greet him with one question: "Who are you again?"

Study: Eat healthy, be happy

Those who embrace healthier food choices are likely to experience less anxiety and better moods.

Planes, training and bicycles

Two Aero Med teams come together to Build-A-Bike for area children.

The vicious cycle: Sugar, processed foods

Want to end those relentless cravings for all things sweet and salty? Bring on the protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Marriage—a life-extender?

It's true: Married people live longer than those who are divorced, widowed or never married.

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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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