PATIENT STORY

It’s about a heartbeat

Life has new meaning for Mark Hansen after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in northern Michigan.

August 2, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

Holy guacamole, that hurts!

Avoid ‘avocado hand’ injuries by following these 5 chef-approved steps to properly pit and cut your wonder fruit.

July 23, 2017 1
PATIENT STORY

Quick trip from video visit to OR

Peter Cramer wanted to put off medical assistance for severe pain―until a friend referred him to MedNow. A few hours later, he was in surgery.

February 15, 2017 2

A dose of trouble

Blood thinners, antibiotics and diabetes drugs are the medications most to blame for landing Americans in ERs, according to CDC study.

November 29, 2016 2

Injuries soar as trampoline parks expand

Broken bones, fractures are the most common complaints.

August 7, 2016 0

Skateboarding mishaps send 176 kids to ERs daily

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries.

May 3, 2016 0

Five decades and counting

Arlene Swanson reflects on a long career in nursing and her plans to continue the profession she loves.

December 15, 2015 8

Hunters: Don’t be tree-stand statistics

'We see life-altering injuries every year and sometimes fatalities.'

November 11, 2015 0

Prescription drugs out of a vending machine?

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital unveils an on-site system for dispensing prescription medications as soon as a doctor prescribes them.

September 21, 2015 1

Emergency, urgent or primary?

Like much of the U.S., West Michigan is putting up big numbers in the ER. An expert medical team directs patients to the alternatives.

September 2, 2015 7