Living with Chronic Conditions

Millions of us suffer from chronic illnesses, from asthma and diabetes to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic illnesses are persistent and long lasting. Our experts—including those with chronic conditions—offer tips, treatments and advice to ease the burden.

A flop for feet

As the weather warms, flip-flops begin to reclaim their summer ubiquity. But are they really the smart choice for footwear?

Patient Story

An end to years of pain

With a new electronic spinal implant, John Watson is finally returning to the active life he knew.

New advice on aspirin

In preventative use of aspirin for heart health, new guidelines say the risks may outweigh the benefits.

Patient Story

Amazing Amelia

Born with a rare syndrome, a 5-year-old Michigan girl is thriving as she undergoes a series of reconstructive surgeries.

Smart choices for the cereal aisle

Amid those dozens of brands, there are healthier choices if you know what to look for.

Patient Story

‘The best decision’

After brain surgery, a Michigan teen is finally winning in his lifelong battle against seizures.

Navigating the yogurt aisle

Mankind has complicated this centuries-old favorite. A few practical guidelines can help you simplify your yogurt expedition.

Patient Story

‘So much more energy’

Short medical fasts are giving a Michigan mom improved health and vitality.

Patient Story

Building Momentum

A 12-week program is guiding patients to better health through customized fitness.

Patient Story

‘Honored to be his mom’

Forget all the tests and treatments. Jase Amesbury embraces life with joy—swimming, bike riding and playing with his sister.

‘This disease doesn’t define me’

For Austin Gossard, 16, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis came 'out of the blue'—but he's still full steam ahead on a bright future.

Patient Story

‘Catch me if I fall’

For Tim Brouwer, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis felt devastating—but it also opened him to a world of hope and kindness.