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

‘They are both little miracles’

With a loving family and guidance from doctors, a pair of young siblings with spinal muscular atrophy are thriving.

Know your birth control options

With more choices available in recent years, women have more flexibility to determine what's best for them.

Build a healthy brain—at any age

Lifestyle changes and brain-boosting activities can help bolster cognitive health well into your later years.

Patient Story

‘Exciting possibilities’

Parents, grandparents and caregivers assemble their time and talents to help a Michigan boy in his battle against a rare form of epilepsy.

Patient Story

Evie the Brave

Resilience and a 'sweet spirit' have helped a Michigan girl in a longtime battle with epilepsy and a genetic condition.

Patient Story

Jameson’s journey

In the quest to treat their 6-year-old boy's rare disease, a California couple finds answers in West Michigan.

Patient Story

‘My life is a blessing’

A clinical research study opens the door to a cure for sickle cell disease for a new group of patients.

Patient Story

‘Like a warrior’

Tiny Riley Bosma has already met a host of challenges—a rare procedure before birth and two open-heart surgeries as an infant.

Patient Story

Miracle Marilyn

Perseverance played a lead role in a Michigan woman's recovery from a heart attack and COVID-19.

Patient Story

The indomitable Daniel

While battling a rare condition, a college student is full steam ahead on his dreams.

Patient Story

‘I just wanted to live’

Paul Hitts struggled with the effects of COPD for years—and then a specialized treatment breathed new air into his lungs.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.