Patient Story

‘Happy hermit’ rides again

A stroke suspended Gray Rushin’s cross-country bicycle journey with 1,700 miles to go. Two years later, he returned to Michigan to finish the trip.

Cure your kids of the ‘I wants’

Use these 5 tips to manage your children’s expectations and protect them from the onslaught of holiday marketing.

Patient Story

‘A wonderful journey’

A double lung transplant renewed a Michigan man's life—and filled him with immense gratitude.

The power of the humble potato

Often scorned, the lowly spud is actually a nutrition powerhouse.

Patient Story

‘We’re the colonoscopy couple’

Zeeland husband and wife double down on cancer prevention.

Shop smart at winter markets

Even in cold weather, farm markets deliver freshness and flavor. Make it a nutrition bonanza.

9 tips to navigate the holidays

COVID-19 continues to present challenges this season—but you can still enjoy the festivities with a few precautions top of mind.

Patient Story

‘Just a tiny little poke’

“You have to be brave,” a 5-year-old girl advises after she gets her COVID-19 vaccination.

The joy of rest

You need regular breaks in your workout routine so your body can heal, rebuild and grow stronger.

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Life for Lilly

The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.

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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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Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

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