Too sick for school?

A pediatrician's tips may help you decide if your ailing child should stay home.

Going vegetarian cuts colon cancer risk?

Healthy eating and behaviors—including exercising and not smoking—work in conjunction to keep the body in tip-top shape.

Patient Story

Rare and exceptional

After dozens of surgeries, 18-year-old Jacob Taylor undergoes his most complex one: Surgeons implant custom-designed prosthetic jaw bones.

Want to avoid type 2 diabetes?

Add more whole grains to your diet.

Taming after-school appetites

Have fun, healthy foods ready to eat—and know your child's schedule.

Daytime drowsiness a sign of Alzheimer’s?

Sleep problems are common in dementia patients, and beta-amyloid accumulation and related brain changes are thought to be part of the issue.

Her mission: Keep seniors fall-free

Injuries caused by slips and trips are almost epidemic among older adults, and they are 'absolutely not a natural part of aging.'

Do you know your ‘body time’?

Easy and accurate assessment of a patient's internal clock could potentially help doctors treat more than just sleep disorders.

The cat’s meow: the emotional boost of cute videos

It turns out, watching Grumpy Cat can make you less grumpy.

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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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