Exercising in the great outdoors

The best way to work out is outdoors. Here are top tips to consider before taking your workout outside.

Patient Story

Light up the night for kids

Help say good night and send best wishes to kiddos at the children's hospital by participating in Project Night Lights.

Shield your kids from the sun’s damaging rays

Melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer in younger patients and affects mostly teenagers.

Let the season shape your plate

Buying fresh produce at the height of each season will satisfy your palate—and your purse.

7 mistakes that can boost your blood pressure reading

Who knew that a full bladder or being chatty could bump up your numbers?

Patient Story

‘They call me the million-dollar head’

His right side once paralyzed by a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, Fabian Vasquez is now back at school and riding a bike.

Exercise to conquer chronic health conditions

Getting a move on also lowers body weight, blood pressure and triglycerides.

Pregnancy’s itchy palms, itchy feet

A little-known condition during pregnancy comes with some telltale signs.

Add heart check to annual lady doc visit

Gynecologists are uniquely qualified to identify and treat conditions that may increase women's risk of heart disease or stroke.

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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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