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‘Back to being a kid again’

A mother's vigilance and a novel surgery helped a 9-year-old boy overcome a troubling neurological condition.

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A new inspiration

After emergency care pinpointed an embolism and severe clotting, David Bell has committed himself to regular checkups and a healthier lifestyle.

New rules for colonoscopy

With cancer rates rising among younger people, experts urge screening to start at age 45.

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‘So much more energy’

After battling obesity for years, a Michigan woman opts for weight-loss surgery.

Itty-bitty goals for a fitter you

Even the smallest changes can spark real gains.

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A Halloween smash

The magic and mystery of Halloween filled the halls of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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‘Every day is a gift’

The tiniest NICU babies dress up.

Savor the flavors of fall

Creative twists on pumpkins and produce will add a touch of pizzaz—and plenty of nutrition—to seasonal snacks.

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‘The real Spider-Man’

The superhero rappelled down the side of the 11-story Helen DeVos Children's Hospital as children watched in awe.

Tips for a happy, healthy Halloween

You don't have to shun candy and treats in the season of sweets. A few simple tricks can keep you on track.

‘We are back’

Amway River Bank Run takes to the streets again.

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‘We can tackle this together’

When breast cancer ambushed Stacie Garcia-Moon, she rallied the troops. Her circle of support carried her through tough times.

Health care heroes need smiles, too

Children's hospital team members take to the sidewalk with chalk to add joy and sunshine to the Medical Mile.

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Back on track

After recovering from a double mastectomy and plantar fasciitis, River Bank Run road warrior Becky Vander Zwaag is eager to race.

A dietitian’s guide to eating out

Follow these 5 tips for a healthy trip to your favorite restaurant.

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‘More courage than anybody’

After an innovative surgery to expand his jaw, Nate Briskey says he wouldn't change a thing.

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‘We celebrate every milestone’

For a Michigan couple eager to help their son, genetics research is lighting the path ahead.

The secret to healthy holidays? Plan ahead

With the season of merry-making just around the corner, don't fret—just follow these top tips to keep your health in check.

Worried about your health?

You're not alone. Explore 5 tips from a psychologist on how to cope.

Expert tips for wrangling cholesterol

While there’s no silver bullet to achieve lower levels, experts suggest a focus on lifestyle.