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

‘An amazing gift’

A Michigan dad of six becomes the first Spectrum Health patient to receive a lung transplant following a lung cancer diagnosis.

Patient Story

‘Maybe this will help other kids’

Fourteen-year-old Tara Sweet noticed her COVID-19 symptoms improving after she received monoclonal antibody therapy.

10 summer activities ranked by riskiness

Here's what infectious disease doctors want you to know about having fun and staying healthy during the continued pandemic.

‘I wouldn’t throw your mask away’

A pediatric infectious disease specialist offers suggestions for how parents of unvaccinated kids should respond to new CDC guidelines.

Patient Story

‘A really powerful thing’

Hoping to avoid severe illness, Mary Sibley opted to receive outpatient antibody therapy for COVID-19.

Patient Story

‘It has changed my life completely’

A custom jaw implant makes a drastic difference in appearance and function for 18-year-old Erin Foster.

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‘It’s getting brighter’

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gets her second COVID-19 vaccine dose, six high school students get their first shots—and encourage their peers to do the same.

‘It’s a happy place’

With cheerful hearts, volunteers help make the West Michigan Vaccine clinic an efficient, joyful experience.

‘She’s incredibly talented’

A young rapper named Zah Zah The Great helps spread the message about COVID-19 safety.

Patient Story

‘It’s the next step’

People receiving vaccinations at a community clinic discuss why they decided to get the shot.

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A shot of hope

As they give COVID-19 vaccines to the community, team members appreciate the joyful responses of "the most grateful people you will ever see."

Patient Story

‘One of the lucky ones’

Genetic testing unlocked the secret to a woman's lung cancer—then precision medicine saved the day.