Patient Story

‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.

COVID-19 and your heart

Those with cardiovascular disease should continue to be careful about avoiding the virus because they are at high risk for complications.

Patient Story

Randy’s game plan

A powerful team approach—patient, doctor, dietitian—helped Randy Remenap get his diabetes and weight gain under control.

The psychology of sleep

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients shed bad habits and anxious thoughts that make for sleepless nights.

‘It’s heartbreaking’

COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on Black and Latino communities in West Michigan, reflecting longstanding systemic health and social inequities.

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this magical fruit.

What’s making you snore?

A sleep doctor identifies possible causes and remedies to help you get the Zzz's you need.

Patient Story

‘A brand-new life’

When a spot showed up on David Kidder’s lung X-ray, he turned to a minimally invasive approach for his biopsy and surgery.

Patient Story

‘God was watching over me’

Greg Ikiebe hoped for a new start in the U.S. after fleeing the violence of Nigeria. After landing a job, his next step became clear—he'd need a revamped heart.

‘First line of protection’

A new portable intubation chamber may protect frontline health care workers during the pandemic.

Plasma donors needed

So far 73 people have donated in hopes of helping people who are severely ill with COVID-19.

‘These COVID-19 wins’

The ICU team celebrates as patients graduate from the unit—and draws strength and knowledge to help care for others.

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