Lungs, Breathing & Sleep

Health problems that affect breathing or sleep can lead to fatigue and lethargy that disrupt your daily routine. Understand your lungs and respiratory system—and what you can do to help yourself.

Patient Story

‘Honored to be his mom’

Forget all the tests and treatments. Jase Amesbury embraces life with joy—swimming, bike riding and playing with his sister.

‘Never quit quitting’

At age 40, Jeff VanderVeen's health troubles prompted him to take action—he kicked the habit and hit the slopes.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2022 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

Patient Story

‘I just wanted to live’

Paul Hitts struggled with the effects of COPD for years—and then a specialized treatment breathed new air into his lungs.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Glimmers of hope

Spectrum Health has successfully treated more than 10,000 patients battling COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Experts urge precautions.

Patient Story

‘Thank you for taking incredible care of me’

Cora Healy, 1, fights through RSV like a superhero.

On war footing

As Michigan battles a record spike in COVID-19 infections, doctors drive home the importance of vaccines as a leading defense.

Patient Story

‘A wonderful journey’

A double lung transplant renewed a Michigan man's life—and filled him with immense gratitude.

Patient Story

‘Just a tiny little poke’

“You have to be brave,” a 5-year-old girl advises after she gets her COVID-19 vaccination.

Patient Story

‘The real Spider-Man’

The superhero rappelled down the side of the 11-story Helen DeVos Children's Hospital as children watched in awe.

Patient Story

‘More courage than anybody’

After an innovative surgery to expand his jaw, Nate Briskey says he wouldn't change a thing.