Patient Story

‘It wasn’t my time’

A globe-trotting, retired rocket scientist with pancreatic cancer gets the chance to see another 50 countries.

1 in 9 U.S. adults over 45 report memory problems

Noticing a decline in your mental abilities may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Don’t let the heat beat you down

With these 9 tips for preventing heat-related illness, your summertime workouts will do you good, not wring you out.

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

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

What’s in the (pool) water?

No need to worry about picking up a yucky parasite at the pool. Just make use of these 3 simple precautions.

Could aspirin help keep Alzheimer’s away?

Study identifies a possible new role for one of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world—aspirin.

Ever heard of ‘babywearing’?

Your little one will thank you for learning (and copying) this carrying method.

850 million people worldwide have kidney disease

But most people don't realize that kidney disease is a major health issue.

Patient Story

Easton Hirdes: Boy wonder

His story could be a Hollywood double for the movie, "Wonder." Like the main character in that film, he has overcome the odds and found his place in public school.

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Seeking Volunteer Spirit

They share time, joy and talents. They help visitors find their way along unfamiliar hallways, sooth newborn babies, and offer cheer to diffuse worries. We salute our more than 2,300 volunteers with this special Health Beat series.

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Eating the Mediterranean Way

Did you know eating a Mediterranean diet could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes?

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Humans of Spectrum Health

Who are the people behind the lab coats, scrubs and name badges? What experiences have made them who they are today? This series shows the human side of the caregivers who are proud to call Spectrum Health their work home.

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