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.

Working from home? Shape a proper office

Avoid aches and strains by scheduling regular breaks and outfitting your workspace with the right equipment.

Patient Story

‘Daddy’s still here’

Children of adult patients in the hospital receive emotional support through a new Child and Family Life program.

Take stress in stride

When you encounter life's everyday stressors, try one of these 12 tips to boost your resilience.

A flop for feet

As the weather warms, flip-flops begin to reclaim their summer ubiquity. But are they really the smart choice for footwear?

Patient Story

‘So thankful to be alive’

For senior pictures, Bree Town, 18, returns to the children's hospital where she spent months of her childhood.

Behold, the mushroom

They aren't often the prettiest food, but many varieties can promote a healthy gut and strengthen the immune system.

Patient Story

An end to years of pain

With a new electronic spinal implant, John Watson is finally returning to the active life he knew.

Make it a garden of delight, not danger

As the weather warms and you spend more time outdoors, be mindful about safety and hygiene.

Hepatitis in kids: What you need to know

An infectious disease expert answers questions about the uptick in pediatric hepatitis cases.

‘Exercise is so important’

45th annual Amway River Bank Run packs the streets in downtown Grand Rapids.

‘Moving your body is always good’ 

Local schools partner in jump rope competition to encourage healthy habits.

New advice on aspirin

In preventative use of aspirin for heart health, new guidelines say the risks may outweigh the benefits.