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 are so blessed’

After Don Westhouse suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while water skiing, it took a team to bring about a remarkable recovery.

Co-infections and pediatric outcomes

When battling multiple infections, infants and toddlers are at higher risk of severe outcomes, Lancet study suggests

Patient Story

‘The best feeling in the world’

Advanced brain-mapping technology and brain surgery give a Michigan boy, 6, hope for a life without seizures.

Guidelines evolve on child health records

Michigan privacy laws limit parent and caregiver access to certain health records when a child turns 12. Here's how families can navigate these changes.

‘The world has gotten a lot smaller’

Advances in medical genetics and personalized medicine are opening new vistas in diagnosis and treatment.

Patient Story

‘From the comfort of my own bed’

A health exam kit and a virtual visit helped Kathryn Fielder receive quick care—without a trip to the doctor.

Patient Story

‘The puzzle pieces made sense’

Genetic testing helps a Michigan mom and dad find answers to their baby's rare condition.

Patient Story

‘Yes, I can do this again’

When twin hockey players faced debilitating hip pain, minimally invasive surgery helped them return to the ice rink.

‘I feel like a living miracle’

Robot-assisted surgery helps Deb Borst, 73, return to her active life after a cancer diagnosis.

Patient Story

‘The tumor is just melting away’

A 10-year-old girl's fight against a rare cancer brings her to West Michigan for precision treatment.

Patient Story

‘It was a wonderful year for us’

A breakthrough discovery and new chemotherapy medication give new hope to the family of an incredible 3-year-old.

Do blue light glasses work?

There's no scientific evidence to show that these special glasses can reduce eyestrain.