Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6

OTC medications don't effectively alleviate symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, and may carry potentially dangerous side effects.

Sit-stand desks good for the mind. What about the body?

Office workers spend up to 85 percent of their workday in a chair—research suggests that all that sitting contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even a shorter lifespan.

Navigating seafood

If your foray into the Mediterranean diet feels like a wild fishing expedition, it's time to re-map your strategy with these 7 fish tips.

Add fun to fitness with a medicine ball

Up your workout with this inexpensive fitness tool.

Patient Story

‘It got me pretty good’

Four days after a major stroke, a smokehouse owner returns to work.

Genes, not diet, may be key to gout flare-ups

Study: Our hyperuricemia future may be written in the stars.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Soup, soup and more soup

A souping cleanse is replacing juicing as the detox diet of choice. Here’s what you need to know before getting started on a plan that seems to be made for autumn.

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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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