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May the force heal you

Star Wars characters visit patients and lift spirits at children's hospital.

A new year, a new you?

Here's a hint: Health commitments need to be year-round affairs.

The scales of (in)justice?

While men are predisposed to lose weight faster and easier, women can still see formidable results with the right lifestyle.

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'It's not your time'

About 1 in 20 people survive sudden cardiac arrest at home. Amber Ciesielski, 32, survived—but she now faces a rare heart condition.

5 telltale cough sounds and what they mean

What is your child’s cough trying to tell you?

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Tipping the balance

Susan Calkins stood a slim chance of surviving stage 4 ovarian cancer—until a clinical trial improved her odds.

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'You guys are mentally strong'

16 American Ninja Warriors flip into children's hospital to cheer kids.

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'We are so excited'

A boatload of toys motored up to Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to brighten patients' days.

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No longer looking back

12-year-old Izzabell Frederiksen gets the news she's been waiting for: Her back surgery is a success.

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A search for solutions

A rheumatologist summarizes one patient's winding road to diagnosing an autoimmune disease: "It is sometimes more art than science."

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'You just have to do it'

After battling chronic hip pain, Jon VanEizenga's hip replacement surgery gave him back his active life.

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‘I took my life back’

Avid fisherman Jim Ehnen despaired over his Parkinson’s diagnosis―until he found hope.