Could aspirin help keep Alzheimer’s away?

Study identifies a possible new role for one of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world—aspirin.

850 million people worldwide have kidney disease

But most people don't realize that kidney disease is a major health issue.

How to start exercising when you’re out of shape

For best success, increase the length and the intensity of your workouts at a slow, steady pace.

5 tips for attaining optimal health

Eat ‘mindfully’ and connect with your inner self in a meaningful way.

Some salads are healthier than others

The house and garden varieties tend to be fairly basic—lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions—and good bets if you're watching your weight or calorie intake.

Pack your food and go with these 6 safety tips

Don't risk your health by playing 'culinary Russian roulette' this summer.

Even at ‘safe’ levels, air pollution may boost health risk

Take care when air quality gets dodgy, particularly on hot summer days.

Patient Story

‘It’s good for everybody’s heart’

Charlie, a miniature therapy horse, visited his favorite neigh-bors in Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Patient Story

A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

Beat the heat on your summer vacation

Athletes and parents need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke.

Pantry items that stay fresher in the fridge

Fridge, freezer or pantry? Tips for keeping foods fresh.

For fat loss, focus on aerobics first

Cardio will help you drop those extra pounds, our expert says. But don't forget about weight training, too.