For the culinarily challenged

How do fast food vs. full-service restaurant meals stack up in the health column? You may be surprised.

For school kids, vaccines are key

Protect your children and yourself—the diseases on the vaccine schedule are preventable.

New dads get the baby blues, too

Paternal postnatal depression affects 10 percent of new dads, and some fathers are at increased risk.

Patient Story

Wings of thanks

Cancer survivor creates birdhouses for other patients to enjoy.

More breast cancer genes identified

The key to catching it early is knowing your risks and taking screenings seriously.

Patient Story

‘I thank God every day’

Quick removal of a blood clot led to Linda Raterink's near-total recovery from a stroke in a vital part of her brain.

Keep foodborne illness at bay

Salmonella is most common during the summer months.

4 things to know about backpack safety

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze with these expert tips and tricks.

Why seniors struggle with eating

Swallowing problems can lead to health issues such as malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia from food and drink that end up in the lungs.

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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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