Couch potatoes, beware!

Too much sitting correlates with a thinning of tissue in a key area of the brain that is tied to memory.

Got teens? There’s a doc for that

They may look and act like young adults, but teens are far from it.

How to keep anger from getting the better of you

Instead of acting defensive and trading barbs, hit the pause button.

Control blood pressure to keep dementia at bay?

Doing so will also reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

Ready, set … action!

If you want to learn the truth about birth, labor and sudden delivery, you'll need to look beyond pop culture.

U.S. heart disease rates falling, but gains vary by state

Prevention is key—especially adopting positive lifestyle behaviors.

Got osteoarthritis? Get moving

Relieve stiffness and improve flexibility with walking, yoga and tai chi.

Patient Story

‘This was a big wake-up call for me’

Michelle Jones stared down her mortality when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she looks toward the present—and the future.

‘Helping others, helping yourself’

Studies show volunteers receive many benefits, from improved cardiovascular health to lower cancer and depression rates.

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Seeking Volunteer Spirit

They share time, joy and talents. They help visitors find their way along unfamiliar hallways, sooth newborn babies, and offer cheer to diffuse worries. We salute our more than 2,300 volunteers with this special Health Beat series.

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Eating the Mediterranean Way

Did you know eating a Mediterranean diet could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes?

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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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