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.

Do heart attacks rise as we spring ahead?

Preventive and interventional cardiologists provide suggestions for how to take it easy on your ticker.

Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Remember that fun acronym for points of the compass? It can also point you to some helpful tips for handling picky eaters.

Patient Story

‘I was delighted’

Residents of independent living facilities in Ottawa County receive COVID-19 vaccines at on-site clinics.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Patient Story

A shot and a song

Singing playful versions of childhood classics, a respiratory therapist entertains and educates vaccine recipients.

Patient Story

‘A little bit of hope’

Addison Weith’s genes put her at risk for health troubles. Her family’s vigilance during the pandemic has kept her healthy for the longest stretch ever.

9 foods to boost your energy

Try these tasty treats packed with fuel and nutrition to get you through until spring.

8 nutrients you’re missing

Get the skinny on telltale symptoms of a vitamin or mineral deficiency and what to do about it.

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.

A man’s life-saving epiphany

Middle-age guys who want to reclaim their health through diet and exercise should expect the unexpected—but anticipate results, too.

Patient Story

‘As good as you hoped for’

Halfway through her pregnancy, Alexa Kleinjans developed a sudden, intense pain. A team of doctors soon uncovered the cause—and a delicate solution.