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Navigating the health care landscape can be daunting. Our experts share their insights—and their views—on today’s most pressing health care topics, from advanced-care planning to the cost of health care—and what you need to know about those hospital quality rankings.

‘Exercise is so important’

45th annual Amway River Bank Run packs the streets in downtown Grand Rapids.

‘Moving your body is always good’ 

Local schools partner in jump rope competition to encourage healthy habits.

‘It’s all about having fun’

River Bank Junior Race draws hundreds of kiddos for an evening of physical activity and family fun.

‘Look for that meaningful moment’

With today's youth facing a 'tsunami' of mental health challenges, parents and caregivers must learn to recognize the signs—and know how to help.

Patient Story

‘It can provide hope’

Kids, families and caregivers celebrate the gift of organ donation as they meet the new Gift of Life Michigan mascot.

‘Have a lasting impact’

As you celebrate Earth Day, learn new ways to contribute to a healthier planet—and a healthier you.

The Irish Jig goes big

Thousands brave brisk temps and a light drizzle to welcome the return of this festive 5K in West Michigan.

Patient Story

‘This really makes our kids smile’

An emergency department nurse delivers bright bundles of love on Valentine’s Day.

Patient Story

‘Something special’

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

Smiles on skates

As the end of his cancer treatment nears, a 7-year-old boy is treated to a surprise unveiling of a backyard ice rink.

Cold out? Get up and moving

Don't let the frosty temps stymie your workout goals—with the right plan, make it a winter of fitness.

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.