Top 10 surprising menopause symptoms

Hair loss, sleep problems and bladder issues are among the many lesser-known effects of fluctuating hormones.

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A lifesaving transition

Adrien Gleason embraces his identity as a transgender man, with support from family and help from his medical care team.

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Dinosaur visit is ‘pure happiness’ for kids

A life-like Allosaurus named Allie and a T-Rex called Ripley visit young patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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‘It will be a blessing’

A Michigan woman learns bariatric surgery isn't just about weight loss—it's about fighting chronic illness, too.

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‘A night-and-day difference’

A total knee replacement surgery has kept this avid Michigan hunter on the move.

Welcome to the probiotics party

As building blocks of your microbiome, these organisms play a lead role in shaping good health.

Explore the great outdoors

There's a host of health benefits to be had from an active afternoon in the sunshine.

Patient Story

‘She cared about all of me’

When perimenopause hit hard, a Michigan woman found healing in a holistic approach.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

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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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