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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.

‘Patience and vigilance’

As COVID-19 cases surge, health leaders promote vaccines and safety precautions to curb the deadly virus.

Patient Story

In this together—a year of COVID-19

Amid a season of challenges, seven highlights emerge of community spirit, heroism and hope.

The ‘Golden Girl of nursing’

Lana Lucas, 78, is on the front lines, working 13-hour shifts administering COVID-19 vaccines.

‘We are still in a pandemic’

Medical experts urge caution for spring break travel.

Patient Story

‘She made it a lot of fun’

Big Rapids nurse entertains people after they get their COVID-19 vaccines.

‘Love thy neighbor’

Religious leaders join forces to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations within their communities.

Patient Story

‘Happy to see the sun’

A 104-year-old woman and a 75-year-old former hospice patient share their delight at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at home.

Patient Story

‘Doggy, doggy, doggy! Here, doggy!’

K-9 officers brighten the day of a girl as she received treatment for cancer at the children's hospital.

‘No quiero contraer el virus’

250 personas de la tercera edad reciben la vacuna contra el COVID-19 en una clínica comunitaria instalada en Wyoming Senior Center.

Patient Story

‘I look at life with new perspective’

When a high school basketball player collapsed during practice, a coach's quick action saved his life.

Patient Story

‘I was delighted’

Residents of independent living facilities in Ottawa County receive COVID-19 vaccines at on-site clinics.

Patient Story

A shot and a song

Singing playful versions of childhood classics, a respiratory therapist entertains and educates vaccine recipients.