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‘A tremendous relief’

A discovery of an abdominal aortic aneurysm leads an 81-year-old woman to an innovative, minimally invasive treatment.

Adding pennies per drink may counter alcohol’s toll

Study explores five cost-effective strategies for reducing alcohol-related deaths.

For the culinarily challenged

How do fast food vs. full-service restaurant meals stack up in the health column? You may be surprised.

For school kids, vaccines are key

Protect your children and yourself—the diseases on the vaccine schedule are preventable.

Patient Story

‘They are a godsend’

A new on-demand nursing service in West Michigan sends an RN to your home within an hour.

New dads get the baby blues, too

Paternal postnatal depression affects 10 percent of new dads, and some fathers are at increased risk.

Patient Story

Wings of thanks

Cancer survivor creates birdhouses for other patients to enjoy.

More breast cancer genes identified

The key to catching it early is knowing your risks and taking screenings seriously.

¿Le preocupan sus niveles de azúcar en la sangre? Entonces coma alimentos bajos en índice glucémico

Comestibles bajos en este índice pueden mantener sus niveles bajos y podrían incluso garantizarle pérdida de peso.

Patient Story

‘I thank God every day’

Quick removal of a blood clot led to Linda Raterink's near-total recovery from a stroke in a vital part of her brain.

Keep foodborne illness at bay

Salmonella is most common during the summer months.

4 things to know about backpack safety

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

Why seniors struggle with eating

Swallowing problems can lead to health issues such as malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia from food and drink that end up in the lungs.

Having a baby this summer?

Make it to the big day with these 5 survival tips.

Hiccups for a month? It can happen

Persistent hiccups and intractable hiccups are associated with underlying medical conditions.

Patient Story

‘Divining moments’

Cindy Burt is battling aggressive brain cancer. With a keyboard at her side and a song in her heart, she's beating the odds.

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. 

When autumn can’t come soon enough

Hot weather isn't always a breeze—but there are ways to brave the inevitable stormy days.

How to get your kids to eat better

Don't underestimate the power of small changes that progress over time.

Patient Story

‘The love for horses’

When a hospice nurse invites 84-year-old Lloyd Robinson to her farm, memories of his childhood and rodeo days spill forth.