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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.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

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‘It has lifted many spirits’

Premature babies dress up in ugly sweaters to celebrate the holidays.

Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing? Safety first

Know what to expect well before you head out into snowy weather.

Don’t let COVID-19 cloud the holidays

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

‘So precious’

Top baby names of 2021 are both traditional and regal.

Plan a festive, COVID-safe holiday

Avoid the stress by adding these important details to your season's to-do list.

Glimmers of hope

Spectrum Health has successfully treated more than 10,000 patients battling COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Experts urge precautions.

‘Bringing a little bit of joy’

Toy Express delivers more than 500 new toys to children staying at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Babes in toyland? Play it safe

Your tiny tots have their eyes all aglow. Make sure this upcoming holiday season’s hot toys won’t backfire in their hands.

Patient Story

‘Thank you for taking incredible care of me’

Cora Healy, 1, fights through RSV like a superhero.

On war footing

As Michigan battles a record spike in COVID-19 infections, doctors drive home the importance of vaccines as a leading defense.

Cure your kids of the ‘I wants’

Use these 5 tips to manage your children’s expectations and protect them from the onslaught of holiday marketing.