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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

‘Much more optimistic’

Luke Thomas battled weight all his life. With help from a lifestyle medicine program, he shed pounds, beat back diabetes and gained health.

At-home office? Straighten up

A few simple tweaks to your work station can improve posture and keep those aches and pains at bay.

Patient Story

‘I made it through this far’

Medical clinic expands care for Dan O’Connell and others experiencing homelessness.

Patient Story

‘We can make it through this’

Two sisters, 100 and 85, recall past health crises and celebrate their second COVID-19 vaccinations.

Love finds a way

A deceased husband’s walker mysteriously makes its way to his wife as she undergoes orthopedic rehabilitation following hip replacement surgery.

Patient Story

Telehealth exam kits ‘a game changer’

With a variety of attachments, the TytoCare device allows providers to examine a patient’s heart rate, ears, throat and lungs during a video visit.

Patient Story

‘The best day ever!’

Cookie decorating kits bring joy to kiddos spending Valentine's week in the hospital.

Time for a creative kick?

Boost your spirts and shake off the stress by picking up the paint brush or heading into the woods.

Fighting COVID fatigue

Experts have sound advice to help you keep your eyes on today's good things—and tomorrow's bright days.

Patient Story

‘My little birthday gift’

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic opens at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

‘It’s a marathon’

During the COVID-19 pandemic, school and health leaders work to meet student needs while keeping safety top of mind.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to get the virus’

At a community clinic at the Wyoming Senior Center, 250 residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine.