Patient Story

‘I want it gone’

After being diagnosed with two separate cancers within days of each other, Bob Bustance made funeral arrangements. Today, he's back to work and enjoying life.

Sidestep these menu minefields

Eating out can sabotage any dieter's good intentions. Here's how to gain health, not pounds.

5 ways to boost your metabolism

As the years add up, your body slows down. What can you do to keep those calories burning?

Climate change could change the sneezin’ season

Global prediction models predict the northward creep of ragweed.

Weight-loss tip: Remodel your fridge and pantry

Rearrange shelves and drawers to make healthier foods easier to find.

15 ways to keep your glow

Not looking forward to winter? Neither is your skin. Check out these tips to ensure your body's largest organ stays in tip-top shape.

What’s your calorie-burning clock?

We burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.

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.

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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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