Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

Sodium stealth bombs

Suss out those sneaky salt sources by improving your label literacy and falling in love with home-cooked meals.

Patient Story

When minutes matter

A partnership between two Michigan hospitals proved instrumental in saving a Traverse City man who suffered a stroke.

Patient Story

The right place at the right time

When she went to a hockey game promoting stroke awareness, Nancy Weeks never imagined she would soon become a living example of early detection and treatment.

Build a cholesterol-busting diet

DNA will always have a say, but don't underestimate the healing power of healthy food.

Patient Story

A life-saving stroll

Chest pain prompted Jorge Gonzalez to visit a wellness office just down the street. Moments later, he found himself headed to surgery.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

Growing threat for vets: Heart disease

A long-running CDC analysis has found veterans ages 35 to 70 suffer cardiovascular conditions at a greater rate than non-veterans.

Patient Story

‘A trailblazer’

A Saugatuck woman with an aneurysm deep in her brain benefits from a new surgical technique.

Patient Story

Eric Wild’s wild ride

Martial arts practitioner who ‘died three times’ credits his medical team and the love of his life with saving his life.

The joy of fitness

When you're motivated by pleasure over fear, your wellness journey will inevitably lead you to regimens that keep you coming back for more.

The pecking order to plants

Over time, consumption of high-quality, plant-based foods can lower the risk of death—as long as you also steer clear of animal-based meats and unhealthy treats.

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