Patient Story

Miracle Markle is ‘our hero’

Born at 22 weeks and four days gestation, little Noah is the youngest born survivor to graduate from the NICU.

Girls, young women fall short on exercise

Poor eating habits and lack of exercise in your teens and 20s will affect your health long-term.

Top 10 ways to prevent GERD

If you’re willing to make a few healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible.

Americans’ obsession with sugar starts in infancy

Added sugar can influence a child's food choices and impact their health later in life.

Manage menopause with a mantra

Claim power over the situations that occur in your life with a commitment to living your best life.

Smoking and diabetes linked to calcium buildup in brain

Risk factors affect the part of the brain that plays an important role in short- and long-term memory.

Coffee may do your liver good

Coffee drinkers may be at lower risk for liver disease.

Preeclampsia? Be proactive

Your obstetrician will keep a close eye on your blood pressure during your pregnancy—but there are other signs you can watch for on your own.

Impotent? Consider seeing a heart doctor

Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign of cardiovascular troubles.

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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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