Patient Story

‘This is an epidemic’

A painless lump on his neck turned out to be HPV-related throat cancer, a disease affecting a growing number of people.

Sports—a boot camp for life skills?

Children who engage in organized team sports often display better socio-emotional skills in later years.

So, your teen wants to be a vegetarian?

A dietitian and pediatrician offer tips to ensure your youngster is successful in this new journey.

Want happy? Get a hound

Introducing a dog into your busy life could be just the ticket to less stress and better health—but only if you commit to regular walks.

Got kids? Make it a safe summer

Pediatric specialists share their Top 10 tips for injury prevention and food safety.

Is your heart ready for pregnancy?

Diabetes and other diseases can put expectant moms at higher risk of complications such as pre-term labor and potentially fatal preeclampsia.

Patient Story

A surgeon’s 1-pound patient

Born 14 weeks early with a surprising complication, Jameson Haight became one doctor’s smallest surgical patient ever.

The high-fiber hunt

Food researchers suggest eating a range of fiber-rich foods to help you lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and stay regular.

The postpartum doula

A specialized doula can serve a critical role in the days and weeks after childbirth—an essential period in establishing long-term wellness for mom and baby.

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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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