Aging Well

Aging well is a lifestyle choice we all must make as our bodies grow older. We’ll help you navigate your holistic health care journey with tips, suggestions, age-specific information and health news stories that matter to you.

‘Never quit quitting’

At age 40, Jeff VanderVeen's health troubles prompted him to take action—he kicked the habit and hit the slopes.

Battling menopausal weight gain?

Learn what you can do to combat the turmoil—and maintain a healthy weight.

Caring for others starts with self-care

When you pay attention to your own health and wellness, you’re better able to support others.

The bountiful benefits of berries

A dietitian serves up 10 reasons to make these superfoods a staple of meals, snacks and smoothies.

Ouch! My back is killing me

When everyday life wreaks havoc on your back, take action fast to fend off bigger problems.

Patient Story

‘My life is a blessing’

A clinical research study opens the door to a cure for sickle cell disease for a new group of patients.

More of this, less of that

Want to toughen your ticker? The food choices you make today can promote a healthier heart tomorrow.

Patient Story

A new heart for ‘Gram-Gram’

Though Katie Watkins looked healthy on the outside, her weak heart couldn’t sustain her much longer. Organ donation provided new life.

Patient Story

‘Worth it in the end’

After adopting a healthier lifestyle, a 50-year-old Michigan man sheds pounds—and much of his medication.

5 heart-warming tips for cold weather

A preventive cardiologist shares good advice for people with a heart condition—and everyone else.

Patient Story

Miracle Marilyn

Perseverance played a lead role in a Michigan woman's recovery from a heart attack and COVID-19.

Gut health gets real

People are becoming more comfortable talking about bathroom basics. Turns out, that's good for our health.