Build better balance at any age

Improvements in body strength will lower the risk of falls, helping prevent broken bones—particularly for older adults.

Patient Story

Top baby names: A newcomer arrives

Charlotte leads the girls' list, and Oliver leads the boys.

FDA loosens drug rules

The agency will allow states to import from other countries and ease up manufacturer restrictions.

Dates—nature’s sweetness

Using natural ingredients instead of added sugars offers health benefits.

Mind your winter water

The risk of dehydration doesn't magically disappear when summer ends.

Patient Story

‘A Christmas miracle’

A year after a sudden cardiac arrest stopped his heart, Gordon Bose looks forward to celebrating his new "first birthday" this holiday.

The war inside

Cold and flu viruses compete for precious resources in your respiratory tract, making it less likely you'll develop one if you have the other.

‘His true legacy’

As Dr. Bob Connors steps down as president of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, he looks back on a career dedicated to caring for children—as a pediatric surgeon, an administrator and a tireless advocate.

Return of the house call?

At-home hospital care may be the wave of the future.

Brave the year-end deadlines

Keep perspective and don't let unending demands determine your value as a person.

The power of purpose

Those who find true meaning in their life are more likely to enjoy physical and emotional well-being.

Is diabetes wearing you down?

The need to constantly manage the disease can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, noted experts who provide great tips to get back on track.

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