Fuel up for your workouts

A physician assistant shares what we should eat before and after exercise ... and how to time it.

Improve diet quality to boost weight loss

Think vegetables and fruits, whole grains, plant-based fats and healthy sources of protein.

Eight tips to prevent foodborne illness

Learn about the worst culprits behind summertime foodborne illness and practical ways to avoid them.

Exercise chases away the blues … to a point

Activity helps people no matter their age, race, gender, household income or education level.

Patient Story

‘A tremendous relief’

A discovery of an abdominal aortic aneurysm leads an 81-year-old woman to an innovative, minimally invasive treatment.

Adding pennies per drink may counter alcohol’s toll

Study explores five cost-effective strategies for reducing alcohol-related deaths.

For the culinarily challenged

How do fast food vs. full-service restaurant meals stack up in the health column? You may be surprised.

For school kids, vaccines are key

Protect your children and yourself—the diseases on the vaccine schedule are preventable.

New dads get the baby blues, too

Paternal postnatal depression affects 10 percent of new dads, and some fathers are at increased risk.

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Seeking Volunteer Spirit

They share time, joy and talents. They help visitors find their way along unfamiliar hallways, sooth newborn babies, and offer cheer to diffuse worries. We salute our more than 2,300 volunteers with this special Health Beat series.

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Eating the Mediterranean Way

Did you know eating a Mediterranean diet could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes?

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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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