Patient Story

‘My whole artery went poof’

Dawn Dipzinski counts her blessings after surviving a life-threatening, heart-stopping emergency.

‘This extra burden’

Racism takes a toll, physical and emotional, on Black health care professionals. Addressing it could have far-reaching benefits, improving the overall health of the community.

Patient Story

‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.

COVID-19 and your heart

Those with cardiovascular disease should continue to be careful about avoiding the virus because they are at high risk for complications.

Patient Story

Back in control

Joetta Harris felt helpless battling her worsening health amid the rigors of life. A pair of specialists from a free community health program helped her find a new path.

‘It’s heartbreaking’

COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on Black and Latino communities in West Michigan, reflecting longstanding systemic health and social inequities.

10 things to know before lightning strikes

Here's your primer to keep it from happening to you.

Patient Story

Next best thing to being there

Telestroke technology puts remote patients like Larry Veldink face-to-face with neurologists at the stroke center.

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this magical fruit.

Patient Story

‘God was watching over me’

Greg Ikiebe hoped for a new start in the U.S. after fleeing the violence of Nigeria. After landing a job, his next step became clear—he'd need a revamped heart.

Eat your way to a better brain

A good diet rich in these 10 foods may keep your memory and cognitive function in tip-top shape.

Patient Story

‘Tears of joy’

Holsey James battled his way back from cancer and cardiac arrest to earn a spot on the lung transplant waiting list and a renewed life.

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