Patient Story

‘God was looking out for me’

“It’s a miracle,” says Jack Hofstra, 92, after he got a new heart valve through a minimally invasive procedure.

Pets soothe vets with PTSD

Study: Having a service dog is associated with less anger, less anxiety and better sleep.

Tiny bellies, big battles

Your kids love to load up on sugar. Some simple approaches can help put food in its proper place.

Is your workplace making you fat?

Employers have an opportunity to improve their team members' health and increase productivity.

Patient Story

‘I could feel God’s hand’

Barbara Kladder suffered the type of brain aneurysm that often kills people. With faith and family, she's back to work and thriving.

Kitchen towels laden with bacteria

Cross-contamination is happening, and food poisoning may result.

A granular analysis

The FDA has extended its timetable for the Nutrition Facts label rollout—but that shouldn't keep you from taking a closer look at the sugar content in your purchases.

Honey helps when kids swallow button batteries

The sugar substitute could be an effective option to provide a protective barrier in the esophagus until the item can be surgically removed.

When pregnancy takes its toll

Hip and pelvic pain can sometimes be triggered by the pregnancy-induced hormone relaxin.

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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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