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.

Walk for your health

A simple exercise program that involves walking can do wonders for your fitness.

Top 10 surprising menopause symptoms

Hair loss, sleep problems and bladder issues are among the many lesser-known effects of fluctuating hormones.

Patient Story

‘I’m going to get better’

Bariatric and back surgery helped a Muskegon man lose weight—and gain a new life.

‘There are no safe fireworks’

Burn center experts worry summer festivities may lead to an increase in backyard bonfire and explosion injuries.

Patient Story

‘Pure joy and celebration’

Eight-month-old Axle enjoys a special luau in the NICU prior to going home after a lengthy hospital stay.

Patient Story

A lifesaving transition

Adrien Gleason embraces his identity as a transgender man, with support from family and help from his medical care team.

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.