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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.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2021 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

Caring for the caregiver

While tending loved ones is a blessing, make sure to reserve energy for your own well-being. A psychotherapist shares her top tips for how to find the balance.

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic sees a steady stream of Spectrum Health medical team members.

Help yourself by helping others

The time and talents you invest in your community may come back in dividends for your health and happiness.

Don’t be left behind

As a physician, and as someone who has lost loved ones to COVID-19, I urge you to consider getting the vaccine as a way to help us defeat this deadly virus.

Patient Story

Love, Julie

Mourning the death of their mother to COVID-19, a family donates iPads to help other patients stay connected to their loved ones.

COVID-19: When to seek medical care

Here are tips to help you know when to call your doctor or go to the emergency department.

‘We are making history right now’

Five health care team members become the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at Spectrum Health.

Patient Story

‘I just lay in bed and cried’

As a healthy, active 43-year-old nurse, Melissa Jones never expected COVID-19 to hit her so hard.

‘It is remarkable’

An infectious disease specialist discusses the safety, effectiveness and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Don’t let COVID-19 cloud the holidays

A psychologist shares her top suggestions for how to make celebrations special while still being safe.

‘Running full-tilt’

Getting tested for COVID-19? Thank the dedicated laboratory services team for getting the results for you.