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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.

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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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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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‘We celebrate every milestone’

For a Michigan couple eager to help their son, genetics research is lighting the path ahead.

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‘It gives people hope’

A man with ALS welcomes the chance to take part in a clinical trial that aims to speed up the development of new treatments.

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‘It changes your relationship with food’

After suffering a severe leg injury, a Michigan man turns to a culinary medicine cooking class to focus on his health.

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The road home

After a long rehabilitation from pancreas and kidney troubles, a Michigan man is eager for a return to normal.

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‘Restored hope’

Grace deBest, 16, celebrates the completion of a two-year battle with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.