Power your diet with plants

What do Anne Hathaway, Bill Clinton, Natalie Portman and Paul McCartney have in common? They don't eat meat.

Mammograms save lives

Following a breast cancer screening program can provide a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease.

Eating the colors of the rainbow

Students explore the art of food as medicine.

Patient Story

‘They are the A team’

More than a year after suffering a concussion, Jenn Essenyi finds the right treatments—and a wellspring of determination and faith—to reclaim her life.

New cholesterol guidelines focus on personalized approach

Start tracking your cholesterol as early as possible—it's important.

Achieve good health during the holidays

Make a plan today to avoid the pitfalls of this merry, yet sometimes stressful season.

The sooner you quit smoking, the better

Study: Smokers who quit within the past five years cut their risk for cardiovascular disease by 38 percent.

Patient Story

22 pounds of love

Cricket, a therapy cat, brings happiness and wholeness to hospice patients.

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

Factors important to longevity tend to be similar between mates.

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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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