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Tim Hawkins

Health Beat contributor Tim Hawkins works as a media relations consultant for Spectrum Health. An award-winning writer and editor with more than a decade in the biomedical research and healthcare industries, he has also lived and traveled widely throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Latin America, working as a journalist, technical writer, grant writer, communications manager and teacher in international schools. In his spare time, he is a widely-published writer of fiction and poetry and the author of Wanderings at Deadline.

Tim Hawkins

Posts from Tim Hawkins

‘Simple idea’ may have profound impact on wound care

The Angel Ortho Basin is named after its inventor—a surgical technician trying to improve patient care.

‘A huge leap for individualized medicine’

Spectrum Health researchers combine imaging scans to produce first 3-D heart model of its kind.

From games to bionic suits, kids lead the charge

Gifted and talented students practice innovation with the pros.

Patient Story

A moment in the spotlight for little boy with cerebral palsy

'He put them on and ran all over the place and just forgot he was wearing them.'

Patient Story

Transplant brothers share more than friendship

Longtime friends share gift of life from the same donor.

Innovation helps patients breathe easier

A partnership between Spectrum Health and an engineering student may have solved the problem of patients removing intubation tubes.

Spock’s final mission: Raising awareness of COPD

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, scientists announce a significant finding in the battle against a major killer.

What’s worse – the cure or the disease?

Antibiotics may impact the development of more disease types than previously believed.

Don’t forget the sunscreen … and the triple latte

Drink up! Scientists find coffee drinkers have lower risk for melanoma.

‘The results are amazing’

Bariatric surgery drastically cuts risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study finds.

Soft spinal cord implants a possible step toward eliminating paralysis

Prosthetic device may have implications for a wide range of diseases including Parkinson’s.