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.

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.

Asparagus, it’s your time to shine

How to make the most of spring’s healthiest stalks.

Do heart attacks rise as we spring ahead?

Preventive and interventional cardiologists provide suggestions for how to take it easy on your ticker.

Patient Story

Evie the Brave

Resilience and a 'sweet spirit' have helped a Michigan girl in a longtime battle with epilepsy and a genetic condition.

Is your child SAD?

Seasonal affective disorder affects people regardless of age. Here's what you need to know.

Patient Story

‘My life is a blessing’

A clinical research study opens the door to a cure for sickle cell disease for a new group of patients.

More of this, less of that

Want to toughen your ticker? The food choices you make today can promote a healthier heart tomorrow.

Patient Story

‘Something special’

Five-year-old Louis Ribbens and his parents have undergone quite a journey of the heart.

Patient Story

Miracle Marilyn

Perseverance played a lead role in a Michigan woman's recovery from a heart attack and COVID-19.

Patient Story

The indomitable Daniel

While battling a rare condition, a college student is full steam ahead on his dreams.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2022 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

Patient Story

‘More of who I am’

In the midst of cancer treatments, debilitating pain and a new diagnosis, Megan Brightbill finds hope through music therapy.