850 million people worldwide have kidney disease

But most people don't realize that kidney disease is a major health issue.

Patient Story

Easton Hirdes: Boy wonder

His story could be a Hollywood double for the movie, "Wonder." Like the main character in that film, he has overcome the odds and found his place in public school.

Even at ‘safe’ levels, air pollution may boost health risk

Take care when air quality gets dodgy, particularly on hot summer days.

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A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

When binge-watching goes bad

Marathon TV sessions dramatically increase diabetes risk.

Can exercise ease inflammation tied to obesity?

Chronic inflammation may be the root of many health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

U.S. smoking rate hits all-time low

The down side is that vaping is taking off. Those who vape still get nicotine, plus other chemicals.

The sitting epidemic

Could corporate America keep employees from having their butts glued to their chairs for nine to 10 hours a day?

Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Treating stress-related disorders may reduce the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

The bad news: Sleepless nights haunt 1 in 4 Americans

The good news: Most who suffer a bout of acute, new-onset insomnia will recover and go on to gain restful slumber.

Human brain hard-wired to love fat-carb combo

Don't fall prey to the temptation of fast or processed food.

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‘A good moment’

A father in hospice care spends an evening at a Whitecaps game with his sons: "Just being with the kids is the main thing."