Research & Technology

Modern medical technology has changed our lives and expectations. Learn how the new tools of medicine are working to change the face of health care and improve our lives.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘More courage than anybody’

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

Patient Story

‘We celebrate every milestone’

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

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

The art of mechanical medicine

Robot-assisted surgery helps a Newaygo, Michigan, man get back on the move.

Patient Story

‘I have most definitely won’

Major Miller turned 40 in June. A few months earlier, he received a new heart and renewed life.

Ready for the worst, hoping for the best

Younger, unvaccinated people are key factors in the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the hospital, doctors say.

Patient Story

‘I can do what everyone else can’

A new medication—and a fearless spirit—have changed everything for a Michigan teen battling cystic fibrosis.

Patient Story

‘You are amazing’

Rick Eding learned he had a failing heart in his early 30s. And now, exactly 3,676 days after a procedure to restore his quality of life, he’s unstoppable.