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‘Nothing short of a miracle’

Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

‘Immense gratitude’

Luminaries honor the dedication and compassion of nurses.

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Life after death

Joey Hirl passed through death's door, then turned around. His doctor and family consider it nothing short of a miracle.

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Finding answers and hope

Genetic testing helps the family of a Michigan boy dig deeper into his unique health challenges.

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Winning for others

Helping others is often the best medicine. Rehab patients know this firsthand—they're using game points to feed families in need.

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‘Let’s do this’

Medication failed to control an upbeat 6-year-old’s seizures. A rare brain surgery restored her health, allowing her to flourish.

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Improving care, one patient at a time

When a patient saw a burdensome step in his twice-a-week hospital visits, he teamed with an advocate to make a time-saving change.

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Ready for her close-up

When medical needs separated a newborn preemie from her mother, video technology bridged the 60-mile gap.

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‘Huge progress’

For their first three years, twins Ian and Isaac got all their nutrition from feeding tubes. Then they learned to eat.

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‘I sure slept well that night’

Big Rapids resident puts to rest fear of telemedicine technology.

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Tiny baby, big reunion

Eight years later, hospital nurse reunites with girl who was born at a fragile 4 pounds, 3 ounces.

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‘She cared about all of me’

When perimenopause hit hard, a Michigan woman found healing in a holistic approach.