General Health & Wellness

It’s what we all seek, and it seems like everyone has an opinion about how to get there. We’ll help you cut through the clutter with expert insights to help you manage your family’s health and wellness needs.

Patient Story

Dinosaur visit is ‘pure happiness’ for kids

A life-like Allosaurus named Allie and a T-Rex called Ripley visit young patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Patient Story

‘It will be a blessing’

A Michigan woman learns bariatric surgery isn't just about weight loss—it's about fighting chronic illness, too.

Patient Story

‘I needed an abrupt change’

A Michigan dad with a history of blood pressure problems whittled out time for a nine-week health program—and it changed his life.

Welcome to the probiotics party

As building blocks of your microbiome, these organisms play a lead role in shaping good health.

Explore the great outdoors

There's a host of health benefits to be had from an active afternoon in the sunshine.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

Pack your food and go with these 6 safety tips

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

Patient Story

The robot in the room

A Michigan man with severe back pain learns how an elite bot is helping surgeons deliver ultra-precise results.

Reasons why you should throw flip and flop out

Avoid flimsy footwear to keep calluses and injuries at bay this summer.

10 summer activities ranked by riskiness

Here's what infectious disease doctors want you to know about having fun and staying healthy during the continued pandemic.

Patient Story

‘God spared my life’

After her car got hit broadside at nearly 100 mph, Diane Carter endured four surgeries and excruciating pain on her remarkable road to recovery.

From tent to table

Explore 3 tips for healthy camp food from a dietitian who knows.