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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.

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Winning for others

Helping others is often the best medicine. Rehab patients know this firsthand—they're using game points to feed families in need.

‘There are no safe fireworks’

Burn center experts worry summer festivities may lead to an increase in backyard bonfire and explosion injuries.

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A lifesaving transition

Adrien Gleason embraces his identity as a transgender man, with support from family and help from his medical care team.

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Dinosaur visit is ‘pure happiness’ for kids

A life-like Allosaurus named Allie and a T-Rex called Ripley visit young patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Explore the great outdoors

There's a host of health benefits to be had from an active afternoon in the sunshine.

10 summer activities ranked by riskiness

Here's what infectious disease doctors want you to know about having fun and staying healthy during the continued pandemic.

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‘Think about the bigger picture’

Young people, ages 12 to 15, look forward to seeing friends and family as they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Their parents focus on protection.

‘I wouldn’t throw your mask away’

A pediatric infectious disease specialist offers suggestions for how parents of unvaccinated kids should respond to new CDC guidelines.

Back-to-office angst?

Experts share psych tips for feeling in control and calm as you prepare to return to the office.

Tick, tick, boom!

Avoid the (tick) bite this year as their population expands ... your health could depend on it.

Patient Story

‘A really powerful thing’

Hoping to avoid severe illness, Mary Sibley opted to receive outpatient antibody therapy for COVID-19.

‘Immense gratitude’

Luminaries honor the dedication and compassion of nurses.