5 tips for attaining optimal health

Eat ‘mindfully’ and connect with your inner self in a meaningful way.

Some salads are healthier than others

The house and garden varieties tend to be fairly basic—lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions—and good bets if you're watching your weight or calorie intake.

Pack your food and go with these 6 safety tips

Don't risk your health by playing 'culinary Russian roulette' this summer.

Even at ‘safe’ levels, air pollution may boost health risk

Take care when air quality gets dodgy, particularly on hot summer days.

Patient Story

‘It’s good for everybody’s heart’

Charlie, a miniature therapy horse, visited his favorite neigh-bors in Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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.

With summer here, check for signs of skin cancer

If melanoma is caught before it spreads to the lymph nodes, the survival rate is 99 percent.

Smart steps to reduce SIDS

Breastfeeding isn't just about nutrition and brain development—it may even play a role in developing safe sleep habits.

Beat the heat on your summer vacation

Athletes and parents need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke.

Special Series

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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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