A cure for kitty—and caretaker?

A new vaccine for cats could one day help humans who suffer from feline allergies.

Yoga, a lasting depression treatment

The trick: You have to commit to it at least twice a week to see results, study finds.

Patient Story

‘I managed to dodge a big, big bullet’

In defeating Guillain-Barré syndrome, a drywall finisher reclaims his good health—and recovers a long-absent sense of smell.

Weight pills—a “serious risk” for youth?

Researchers find those who use diet pills and laxatives to control weight are more likely to be diagnosed later with an eating disorder.

Dieting? Spurn the don’ts, embrace the do’s

Find ways to love the foods you're allowed to eat. You might forget all about the forbidden foods.

Study links arthritis to other diseases

People with inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes or blood clots may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.

New tool emerges in migraine battle

An innovative medicine aims to relieve symptoms in people who saw no effect—or ill effects—with past treatments.

Hurtling toward a heart attack?

Holiday heart syndrome is real. Learn how to improve your odds of avoiding this condition.

The brain: Amazingly resilient

Patients recovered most of their function after pediatric epilepsy surgery, which entailed removal or severing up to half the brain.

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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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