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‘It’s a marathon’

During the COVID-19 pandemic, school and health leaders work to meet student needs while keeping safety top of mind.

One-stop shop for heart health

Preventive cardiology program aims to stop heart attacks before they happen.

Patient Story

‘A good pain’

For cardiac patients like Michael Thompson, counterpulsation is one of the toughest treatments they'll endure—but also one of the best.

Fighting COVID fatigue

Experts have sound advice to help you keep your eyes on today's good things—and tomorrow's bright days.

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‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

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A clear, new path

A burgeoning procedure to clear total blockages from coronary arteries is giving new life to patients who once had few options.

Family history of heart disease?

An active lifestyle and a proper diet will always be your best defense against genetics.

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Zelda saves the day

In a classic Lassie-style move, Neil Tetzlaff’s Brittany spaniel sought help when her owner collapsed from cardiac arrest.

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One family, two miracles

As a new baby makes his way into the world, his great-great-grandfather fights to survive a major heart attack.

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Little St. Nicholas gives gifts of the heart

The family of Nicholas Viner—a 3-month-old born with heart defects—delivers gifts for patients spending Christmas in Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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An optimistic outlook

Diagnosed with heart disease at birth, Hannah Webb now expects a baby of her own. She returned to where her care began.

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Holding his heart in his hands

'It's just amazing what they can do nowadays,' Nicholas Borgman mused while gazing at a 3-D version of the organ.