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

‘It has changed my life completely’

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

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

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.

Patient Story

‘I didn’t have very long to live’

Doctors gave Jim Oldfield a year to live. Today, he's back to training for competitions.

‘Patience and vigilance’

As COVID-19 cases surge, health leaders promote vaccines and safety precautions to curb the deadly virus.

Patient Story

In this together—a year of COVID-19

Amid a season of challenges, seven highlights emerge of community spirit, heroism and hope.

Patient Story

‘She made it a lot of fun’

Big Rapids nurse entertains people after they get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Patient Story

‘I’m feeling better and better’

A Kalamazoo woman becomes West Michigan’s first participant in a clinical trial that may reduce COPD flare-ups and improve quality of life.