Patient Story

‘It was like a dream’

The Gashi family, of Michigan, traveled far in their quest for answers to their daughter’s mysterious illness. They found success right here at home.

Small spaces, great gardening

You don't need a sprawling backyard to grow your own fresh veggies and herbs. Just a few pots and a little patience will do the trick.

Got kids? Master summer skin care

Insect repellant, sunscreen and anti-bacterial ointments are handy tools for parents of little ones who love the outdoors.

Patient Story

‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

Happy, healthy travels

If you want nutritious snacks and meals on vacation, plan ahead—and don't settle for junk.

‘It is a full-time job’

For Ricardo Vail, the successes of parenting have been bolstered by connecting with a Strong Beginnings project for dads.

Summer heat, swollen feet

Proper hydration and regular exercise can help alleviate swelling when the temperatures rise.

10 things to know about swimmer’s itch

Don't let parasites get under your skin this summer.

Beware the festival fare

There's no shortage of fried and sugary foods at summer celebrations. A bit of pre-planning can help you make healthier choices.

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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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