The hidden fallout of stroke

The limited mobility of stroke survivors puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls—but most are never screened for these problems.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

There’s bacteria in that vape

A scientific review of 75 electronic cigarette products finds most are contaminated with germs.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

10 doctor-approved tips for runners

Improve your times and overall health with these suggestions aimed at both beginner and elite athletes.

Smells like success

Zinc oxide, a compound typically used for hospital wound care, may find new life as an active ingredient in deodorant.

Think you might have a food addiction?

There’s help available to conquer cravings—once and for all.

Patient Story

Living life to the fullest

Even while his body grows weaker from Parkinson’s disease, Daniel McCarthy’s spirit remains strong.

Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

Patient Story

Haylie’s mystery, solved

The Schneider family faced profound questions about their daughter’s developmental differences. Advances in genetic testing finally revealed answers.

Patient Story

When minutes matter

A partnership between two Michigan hospitals proved instrumental in saving a Traverse City man who suffered a stroke.

Patient Story

On the move again

For two years, prolapse brought Coleen Venema to a near standstill—but then she found a doctor who could put things back together.

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