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‘That’s a good story’

When Mike Mast noticed swelling and irritation in his eye, he had no idea it would lead to neurosurgery—which would save his vision.

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‘My best running self’

Sidelined by a stress fracture, River Bank Run road warrior Laura Traxler embraces help from sports medicine specialists.

The power of pumpkin

This orange winter squash packs a lot of nutrition—and flavor—to a wide range of dishes.

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A candle in the darkness

More than 40 years after a battle with breast cancer, Marie DeBose shares a powerful message of hope and survival.

Powdered supplement? Be cautious

There’s no proven benefit to dry scooping—so don't try it, doctors say.

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‘So glad I am still around’

When long-lasting effects of COVID-19 made it impossible to breathe, this 69-year-old gardener found hope in lung transplantation.

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‘A gift from God’

Rick Freehafer coped with essential tremor most of his life. Then he learned about a procedure—and a team—that could set things right.

Enjoy sports at any age—safely

Adult sports are great exercise and loads of fun, but take proper precautions to lower the risk of injury.

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‘Restored hope’

Grace deBest, 16, celebrates the completion of a two-year battle with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Don’t forget your flu shot

Although overshadowed by COVID-19, influenza is still circulating and can cause serious illness.

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‘Miss Personality’

As she faced leukemia, 8-year-old Queen Hardy made friends, told jokes, danced and inspired her medical team.

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‘It gives people hope’

A man with ALS welcomes the chance to take part in a clinical trial that aims to speed up the development of new treatments.

Plan to rake? Don’t fall into trouble

With these helpful tips, you can avoid the major aches and pains suffered by scores of yard warriors every autumn.

Patient Story

Facing down the fear

For a new Michigan mom, recovery from a bout of back pain meant physical therapy—and a new mindset.

Enjoy a bounty of farm market goodness

Fresh vegetables and fruits are a must for nearly every diet.

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‘Couldn’t have been placed in better hands’

When a cardiac arrest knocked Mark Erickson off his bike, the perfect passerby saved his life.

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‘A miracle in the making’

A clinical trial helped quickly match a Michigan man to a lung transplant—and surgeons are hoping he'll be one of many.

An apple a day…

This popular fruit delivers nutrients that boost your immune system, aid weight loss and improve the health of your brain and heart.

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The road home

After a long rehabilitation from pancreas and kidney troubles, a Michigan man is eager for a return to normal.

Her mission: Keep seniors fall-free

Injuries caused by slips and trips are almost epidemic among older adults, and they are 'absolutely not a natural part of aging.'