Patient Story

‘They called us blue babies’

For one Michigan woman, a doctor's retirement brings back memories of miracles.

Few Americans have optimal ‘metabolic health’

It takes a lifetime commitment. Start by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Feeling anxious? 5 survival tips for the holidays

Simplify, set limits and manage your expectations to enjoy the season without the stress.

Marathons can tax amateurs’ hearts

Ease the strain by training up for the 26.2-mile run ... well before attempting it.

Put down the shovel

Take to heart this warning if you have any heart attack risk factors or symptoms. Really.

Carb cycling: An exercise in weight loss?

Tailor your carbohydrate intake to your specific needs for optimal results.

Patient Story

‘They knew what worked’

After a fall from a 16-foot ladder, physical therapy is helping Carl Prowant get his elbow back into commission.

Old-fashioned toys are a win for kids

While a digital gadget might help children learn a limited skill, it's not ideal.

Use energy drinks when cramming for exams?

Your heart may pay the price.

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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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