The vicious cycle: Sugar, processed foods
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Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.
Ollie Lott beats the odds against a life-threatening condition with help from a surgery performed while he was still in the womb.
Candus Jones comes from 'a long line of cast-iron skillet women.' That toughness came in handy as she faced a rare and debilitating condition.
Ezequiel Gonzalez shares his smile and spreads cheer wherever he goes, despite the genetic disease he was born with. "I like to make people happy," he said. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Jo Ann and Phil Britton lost their son, Nick, in 2016. Jo Ann was able to hug the transplant recipient of her son's heart, Tyler Jaenicke, when they met Friday. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Chester Lowe passed away five days after his Health Beat interview. His final wish? To share his memories of how music touched and guided his life. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Natalie's first symptoms of kidney disease emerged in February 2017, not long after she turned 3. That's when her fear of being poked began. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
"It was a shock," Rena says. "But my general thinking is if she's not sad by it, then I'm not allowed to be. I try to be strong for her." (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Jacob Taylor was born with an extremely small lower jaw. Surgeons at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital recently implanted titanium jawbones on either side of his face. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
The fourth Project Night Lights at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital held a special meaning Wednesday evening: It tied in with the celebration of the hospital's 25th birthday. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
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.