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

‘More courage than anybody’

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

Patient Story

‘So glad I am still around’

When long-lasting effects of COVID-19 made it impossible to breathe, this 69-year-old gardener found hope in lung transplantation.

Don’t forget your flu shot

Although overshadowed by COVID-19, influenza is still circulating and can cause serious illness.

Patient Story

‘It gives people hope’

A man with ALS welcomes the chance to take part in a clinical trial that aims to speed up the development of new treatments.

Patient Story

‘A miracle in the making’

A clinical trial helped quickly match a Michigan man to a lung transplant—and surgeons are hoping he'll be one of many.

An apple a day…

This popular fruit delivers nutrients that boost your immune system, aid weight loss and improve the health of your brain and heart.

Two COVID-19 milestones

Spectrum Health administers 1 million tests and delivers 500,000 vaccines.

‘It continues to throw curve balls’

An infectious disease specialist explains rising cases of COVID-19 and the impact of the delta variant.

Patient Story

Faith in healing

After a long, hard-fought battle with COVID-19, a 69-year-old Michigan man is on the mend.

Ready for the worst, hoping for the best

Younger, unvaccinated people are key factors in the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the hospital, doctors say.

Patient Story

‘It’s such a gift’

A double lung transplant gives new life to a man whose brother died of the same lung disease.

Patient Story

‘I can do what everyone else can’

A new medication—and a fearless spirit—have changed everything for a Michigan teen battling cystic fibrosis.