Patient Story

‘So thankful to be alive’

For senior pictures, Bree Town, 18, returns to the children's hospital where she spent months of her childhood.

Behold, the mushroom

They aren't often the prettiest food, but many varieties can promote a healthy gut and strengthen the immune system.

Patient Story

An end to years of pain

With a new electronic spinal implant, John Watson is finally returning to the active life he knew.

Make it a garden of delight, not danger

As the weather warms and you spend more time outdoors, be mindful about safety and hygiene.

Hepatitis in kids: What you need to know

An infectious disease expert answers questions about the uptick in pediatric hepatitis cases.

‘Moving your body is always good’ 

Local schools partner in jump rope competition to encourage healthy habits.

New advice on aspirin

In preventative use of aspirin for heart health, new guidelines say the risks may outweigh the benefits.

‘It’s all about having fun’

River Bank Junior Race draws hundreds of kiddos for an evening of physical activity and family fun.

5 ways to lose weight—without dieting

Research shows 95 percent of diets fail. Let’s leave diets behind and still shed the pounds.

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Life for Lilly

The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.

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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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Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

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