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John Barnes

John Barnes is an award-winning journalist. He worked for 33 years at The Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com. He now writes for Spectrum Health Beat, The Detroit News and other publications. Recent awards include top honors for feature writing, coverage of justice issues, investigative reporting, enterprise writing, public service and editorial writing. The Grand Rapids-area native has four children and enjoys camping, fishing and downhill skiing.

John Barnes

Posts from John Barnes

Patient Story

A winning hand for stroke treatment: Timing, technology

Stroke victims meet better outcomes when they quickly undergo clot-removal procedure using Solitaire device.

Patient Story

Tremors no more: How Marguerite Tiff got her life back

Deep brain stimulation is the answer to 63-year-old's struggle.

Patient Story

A new life, a new commitment

A life-threatening infection was Larry Thomas' turning point, his rock bottom. Geralyn Merkey was there to meet him.

Patient Story

Breast cancer patient hopes others heed her story

'They are amazed at how well I’m doing,' Linda Kazemier says.

Patient Story

Football coach seeks heart transplant

'I had to walk away,' Mike Gruszka says. 'How can I ask them to give 100 percent when I can’t?'

Patient Story

Born at less than 3 pounds, doctors help el pequeño

“He is like a stunted flower,” baby Scott Phillip's dad says, “but as soon as he catches up …”

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