Gout could increase heart disease risk

This painful condition causes inflammation in the joints and in the body.

What comes first: warm-up or stretching?

Minimize stress on your heart and maximize your workout with these suggestions.

4 things to know about backpack safety

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze with these expert tips and tricks.

How much daily exercise do you really need?

Sometimes the hardest part of exercising is knowing where to begin or knowing how much to do. 

Patient Story

Reining in the pain

Shanna Ruffner's hand pain cost her the ability to barrel race. But after in-office carpal tunnel release surgery, she's en route to resuming life.

Patient Story

‘She has a mission’

Adjusting to life without her right leg, Nicole Campbell shows tenacity and humor. Her goal: to return to the teaching job she loves.

5 ways to push yourself to stay fit

To be successful at a fitness routine, employ a variety of tactics to keep yourself motivated and inspired.

10 exercise tips from a pro

Here are ways to make your fitness commitment last all year.

Sports safety: it’s not just child’s play

Parents—take smart steps to ensure your children stay active and healthy.

Patient Story

A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

Patient Story

A leg up for caregivers

Before taking her mom home after hip surgery, Emily Adamczyk got a confidence boost from a joint replacement class for caregivers.

For fat loss, focus on aerobics first

Cardio will help you drop those extra pounds, our expert says. But don't forget about weight training, too.

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