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animals

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

Feeling pressured? So does your pooch

Cortisol levels in dogs often mirror those of stressed-out pet owners.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

Study: Change palate, save planet

Years-long food sustainability research determines humanity must cut down on meat consumption and adopt a mostly plant-based diet to keep from depleting resources.

Paws for peacefulness

Adults with long-term mental conditions gain solace and support from their pets, study finds.

Patient Story

One hoppy Cookie

For kiddos at the children's hospital, smiles are found in feathers and fluff—with a bird named Bert and a rabbit named Cookie.

Patient Story

What do a scorpion, hedgehog and owl have in common?

Kiddos at the children's hospital met these creatures and asked all sorts of interesting questions.

Patient Story

A bunny and a chinchilla try to charm kids with their soft fur …

... and it worked.

Patient Story

A ‘stinky’ ferret, an owl, and a tarantula roll into a hospital …

... and thrill children and their parents alike.

Zoo critters brighten day for kids in hospital

John Ball Zoo animals bring smiles to children at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Horses may know what you’re feeling

Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger.

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