‘We knocked on doors, and doors flew open’

Twenty-four years ago, a little girl from Ukraine came for heart surgery. Now she pays a return visit.

Patient Story

See the doctor in your PJs

'Like FaceTime’ for health care, Spectrum Health Now sees a huge surge during flu season. One patient shares how it saved her money and the hassle of leaving home.

En garde! The mosquitoes have arrived

If you want a safe summer for your family, take ample steps to protect against the winged bloodsuckers and the dangerous diseases they carry.

Patient Story

The comeback kid

The flu bug hit 3-year-old Jase so hard he ended up on life support, fighting for his life.

Have the flu? Stay home and get care in minutes

ERs get busy as seasonal cases surge. An expert medical team directs patients to a better, more convenient option.

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

Ready for hot and rainy days?

An afternoon indoors doesn’t mean your kids should hit the couch. Explore 10 creative ways to stay active inside.

Patient Story

Food as medicine

Family Kitchen Rx teaches parents and kids how to cook their way to better health.

Patient Story

Surviving the unsurvivable

Born with her liver and other organs outside her body, Karlee endured more than a dozen lifesaving surgeries. Today, she’s a vibrant 7-year-old.

The best medicine? Fresh air

Those who spend at least two hours a week outdoors often report better health and a greater sense of well-being.

How to teach your kids to love exercise

Two pros offer their best tips on getting your littles to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle that'll last a lifetime.

Sports—a boot camp for life skills?

Children who engage in organized team sports often display better socio-emotional skills in later years.

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