Patient Story

When minutes matter

A partnership between two Michigan hospitals proved instrumental in saving a Traverse City man who suffered a stroke.

The shadowy side of sunshine

Excessive doses of vitamin D can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood, which can trigger kidney damage.

Make your garden one of delights, not dangers

Spring has finally arrived and you're eager to get outside. Go for it! Just take care to limit your risks.

Patient Story

A year later, ‘a lot better’

Phil Simon had reached the end of the line with existing multiple sclerosis medications. A year after starting a new drug, his walking and stamina have improved.

Patient Story

‘It’s amazing he survived’

After a car crashed through a store and struck Elias Dababneh, it took a team to save his life and set him on the road to recovery.

The 10-minute battle

For those suffering arthritis, short walks each day can deliver pain relief and pave the way to independence.

Patient Story

A life-saving stroll

Chest pain prompted Jorge Gonzalez to visit a wellness office just down the street. Moments later, he found himself headed to surgery.

Patient Story

A mind on hope, a belly full of books

When Todd Henderson learned cancer might shorten his life, he got busy building a legacy—little robots that promise to feed the minds of young readers.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

The magic 8 for triceps training

Push-ups and dips are among the best exercises to engage these muscles.

The spring trifecta

Asparagus, watercress and peas are the mainstays of early spring yields—and they deliver a heap of vitamins and minerals lost to winter.

Ready for the male pill?

It's a decade or more from approval, but the experimental contraceptive is showing promise in its ability to safely lower sperm production.

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