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‘My way to help out’

Health care providers take on new roles as they find ways to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On the air with Alzheimer’s

Ginger Sisson, 80, and her son team up for a candid podcast about life with this neurodegenerative disease.

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‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

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‘Daddy’s still here’

Children of adult patients in the hospital receive emotional support through a new Child and Family Life program.

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‘Be optimistic about the outcome’

Anne Stoll faced a worrying diagnosis of ovarian cancer—but she persevered with her health team. 'I faced my worst fears and overcame them,' she says.

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‘I do everything now’

After doctors installed a small device in his spine, Don Ferris is enjoying a life without back pain—for the first time in years.

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‘Are the girls OK?’

A West Michigan mom credits a car seat safety program for helping her young daughters remain unharmed in a head-on crash.

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‘Life is valuable’

A teen with cancer opts for a new treatment—ovarian tissue cryopreservation—in hopes it will help her have a child someday.

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‘Stroke doesn’t discriminate by age’

A family member's ability to quickly recognize stroke symptoms led Chad Thompson, 39, to critical treatment when it mattered most.

Summer heat, swollen feet

Proper hydration and regular exercise can help alleviate swelling when the temperatures rise.

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‘I just want you to save my boy’

After managing hemophilia since birth, MacKale McGuire faced a diagnosis of bone cancer at age 11.

The heal-better diet

On the mend after injury or surgery? The right foods—and sometimes a few supplements—can hasten your recovery.