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When every second counts

Meet baby Owen, the first child in Michigan to benefit from a lightning-fast whole genome sequencing program.

Uncovering the sleep-stroke link

Hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and smoking have long been seen as risk factors for stroke. A new report says it's time we add sleep disorders to the list.

Let’s get grilling

You don’t have to sacrifice a healthy diet when you fire up the grill this summer.

Protector of the tootsies

As you cue up for summer fun, it falls on you to give foot health its proper due.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

Safe food preparation and smart handling can help your family avoid foodborne illness at summer outings.

The prudent pyre

It wouldn't be a graduation party without a bonfire—but safety should remain a top priority amid all the festivities.

Patient Story

A graduation to remember

When a rare condition forced Komonte Hassel to miss his high school graduation, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital teamed with his school to deliver a personalized ceremony.

Patient Story

‘Just short of a miracle’

When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

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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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