Patient Story

A concert of hope and healing

The Grand Rapids Symphony and Spectrum Health music therapists perform in a special event for nursing and rehabilitation residents, family and friends.

Enjoy a bounty of farm market goodness

Fresh vegetables and fruits are a must for nearly every diet, especially those living with diabetes.

Blood sugar worries? Aim for low-glycemic foods

Items low on the index can keep levels in check and ensure long-term payoff in weight loss.

Patient Story

‘She has a mission’

Adjusting to life without her right leg, Nicole Campbell shows tenacity and humor. Her goal: to return to the teaching job she loves.

When ‘good’ cholesterol is bad for older women

How high is "too high" when it comes to HDL cholesterol?

Patient Story

STR!VING for a healthy, balanced life

A holistic approach is the right prescription for this Canadian native.

Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought

Keep in mind that ticks are born with the infection that causes Lyme disease.

What’s in the (pool) water?

No need to worry about picking up a yucky parasite at the pool. Just make use of these 3 simple precautions.

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.

Patient Story

A new twist on the house call

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