Does dementia run in your family? Take a brain test

Study finds link between ancestors' health history, memory changes.

Ready for your cardiorespiratory test?

There's plenty of focus on blood pressure and cholesterol, but consider evaluating the efficiency of your cardiorespiratory system.

Up early? You’re a rare bird

Researchers suspect about 1 in 300 people classify as extreme early birds—in bed by about 8 p.m., up by 4 a.m.

All in the genes

Now in its second year, the All of Us study marches onward to 1 million people—and genetics research is lighting the way.

Study: Active body shapes agile mind

An active lifestyle is a surefire way to help maintain a clear, healthy mind well into your later years.

8 healthy grilling tips

Try these tasty cookout options that'll have friends and family saying, "More, please."

Colon test options abound—but colonoscopy is best

While labs can evaluate colon health based on blood or stool samples, traditional imaging procedures are the most reliable.

Patient Story

‘Whatever I have to do, I’ll do it’

Diabetes diagnosis motivates Nikki Moon to change her lifestyle.

Want to keep sharp? Stay social

Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.

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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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