Patient Story

‘It got me pretty good’

Four days after a major stroke, a smokehouse owner returns to work.

Patient Story

Fighting for her life

A delicate procedure provides new hope for a lung cancer patient.

Patient Story

Battle in the body

Josh Parker beat leukemia a decade ago. Every day since, he battles the aftereffects of treatment with strength, faith and determination.

Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer

Clostridium novyi-NT can cause gangrene and sepsis if infection runs amok, but when injected into a tumor, it appears to attack the cancer directly.

Patient Story

She’s one of a kind

Groundbreaking research unravels a mysterious genetic mutation affecting little Marley Berthoud. And offers hope for her future.

Patient Story

‘Like a miracle worker’

Vein treatment was the catalyst for Gordon Nederveld to change his lifestyle and lose 80 pounds.

As earth warms, heat-related deaths multiply

This climate trend could create serious consequences for health in many parts of the world.

Think you’re allergic to penicillin? Think again

Nearly 95 percent of people who report having an allergy to the antibiotic can actually tolerate it—and that’s to their advantage.

Patient Story

A virtual voyage on a treacherous Sunday

Remote video conferencing lets patients stay home as they connect virtually to doctors for diagnosis.

Patient Story

‘I’m so happy to be here’

When Don Fournier was in danger of bleeding to death after a snowmobile accident, a small, innovative device came to his rescue.

Maybe later…

Scientists finally get around to finding procrastination's home in the brain.

Turning a ‘light bulb’ idea into reality

More than a year of work by hundreds of Spectrum Health staffers results in an improved surgical skull cap.