Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Quality air, quality health

Cuts in pollution lead to widespread improvements in human health—including fewer cases of asthma and a lower risk of heart problems.

3 tips to sleep soundly

If you're scrolling social media or on-demand videos at bedtime, you're already doing it wrong.

A cure for kitty—and caretaker?

A new vaccine for cats could one day help humans who suffer from feline allergies.

Patient Story

‘I managed to dodge a big, big bullet’

In defeating Guillain-Barré syndrome, a drywall finisher reclaims his good health—and recovers a long-absent sense of smell.

Behold, the sleepless society

Smartphones and technology have given rise to a generation plagued by sleepless nights.

Sleep deprived? Don’t depend on caffeine

Although a cup of java might provide a boost, follow these 6 tips to re-energize.

Boost your bacteria—kick the habit

Your gut microbe undergoes significant changes when you quit smoking—and that's probably a good thing, researchers say.

Lung cancer survival improving

Study: The key is early detection. At a high risk? Get screened.

Study: Don’t look to plants for air purity

While the greenery is good for you, a properly ventilated home is far more effective at boosting air quality.

Deep sleep—cleansing for the brain

A good, long snooze allows your brain to purge waste products such as beta-amyloid, a protein associated with dementia.

Patient Story

The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.

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