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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.

Patient Story

A boatload of fun

Santa makes a splash as he brings Christmas in July to little ones spending summer days in the children's hospital.

Patient Story

‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

‘It is a full-time job’

For Ricardo Vail, the successes of parenting have been bolstered by connecting with a Strong Beginnings project for dads.

9 tips for water safety

Lakes, ponds and swimming pools are the best part of summer. Here's how to make a splash with precautions top of mind.

Patient Story

‘I can take on the world now’

Gender-affirming surgery gives Jameson 'Jay' Dunn renewed confidence as he sets out for a bright, new future.

Patient Story

‘We’re here for you’

United in their battle against breast cancer, two Reed City friends are sharing their stories with others to offer hope and inspiration.

A race for camaraderie

Care providers and community members join Fox Trot 5K to promote fitness and foster connections.

‘Providing a safe space’

Physicians take steps to bolster care for the LGBTQ+ community.

Patient Story

‘Are the girls OK?’

A West Michigan mom credits a car seat safety program for helping her young daughters remain unharmed in a head-on crash.

‘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.