Patient Story

A graduation to remember

When a rare condition forced Komonte Hassel to miss his high school graduation, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital teamed with his school to deliver a personalized ceremony.

Patient Story

‘Just short of a miracle’

When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

Is it allergies … or something else?

Seasonal sniffles, itching and watery eyes got you down? Find out what you can do.

3 steps for becoming hyper-focused

The electronic hurricane of bleeps and beeps will always be there. These handy tricks could help you find clarity amid the chaos.

Patient Story

‘You’re having a stroke’

Hockey player and taxidermist Chad Kious envisions his return to the ice after having a unique surgery to remove the blood clot in his brain.

Take caution while spring cleaning

Tackle this year's ritual with safety top of mind—your lungs and skin will be forever grateful.

When life hits you like a hurricane

Menopause symptoms mixed with life challenges can lead to a swirl of negativity. Read how one woman is back to smooth sailing.

Master the brain, build the body

Want better results with health goals? Pin down the mental processes that put you in a fitness-minded mood.

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Life for Lilly

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.

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Humans of Spectrum Health

Who are the people behind the lab coats, scrubs and name badges? What experiences have made them who they are today? This series shows the human side of the caregivers who are proud to call Spectrum Health their work home.

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Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

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