The fitter ticker

Modest increases in physical fitness can improve overall health, ultimately paying off with a healthier heart.

Patient Story

‘No going back’

After four decades as a smoker, Vicky Walker has found long-lasting escape thanks to a smoking cessation program and its ever-accessible leader.

Patient Story

Navigating hope

Marcia Poolman had a sore back. She never suspected lung cancer.

Wakeful nights, woeful days

Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.

Patient Story

‘Our first moment of joy’

As Sid Sybenga lay in critical condition following a cardiac arrest, an innovative lung treatment gave his family hope for his recovery.

Patient Story

A patient’s gratitude

Marley Del Carmen nearly died of pneumonia around Christmastime 2017. A year later, he returned to thank the doctor he credits with saving his life.

The functional fern

Scientists have re-tooled a common species of house plant to filter hazardous particles from your household air.

Patient Story

Just like Wonder Woman

After undergoing da Vinci robotic surgery to remove her lung cancer, Roxanne Nelson is amazed at how quickly she has rebounded.

Are sleep issues breaking your heart?

Obstructive sleep apnea doesn't just keep you from getting a good night's sleep—it may be causing you serious cardiac problems.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2019 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

Patient Story

Your top stories of 2018

From miracles to mysteries, you loved these best of the best Health Beat stories.

Patient Story

‘It’s very scary to have this’

Corey Ledin Bristol felt short of breath. He never dreamed it could lead to a short life.

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