Patient Story

‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

‘You’re not alone’

Anal cancer—it happens, and it's related to HPV.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

For elderly, UTI poses serious risk

Immediate treatment with antibiotics is critical for older adults, as untreated cases can lead to bloodstream infection and death.

Pay attention to your colon

Take action now for a better tomorrow.

Start your day the green way

With the right ingredients, a well-made smoothie can provide your body all the fuel it needs to tackle whatever comes your way.

Sharpen your supermarket smarts

Don't let coupons and mailers steer all your food choices at the grocery store—build a healthy diet and aim to follow it.

The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

Is your GI tract on track?

Complementary and alternative therapies may help common digestive ailments.

The first step in every recipe

Hand-washing and safe food handling are hallmarks of a conscientious cook who knows what's at stake in a bacteria-laden world.

Exercise isn’t an excuse to pig-out

Working out doesn't go as far as you might think. Be ever mindful of quantity and quality.

Patient Story

An unwelcome ‘pop’

Surgery to repair a prolapsed bladder puts active Northern Michigan 60-year-old back on the road to adventure.

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