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

‘An amazing gift’

A Michigan dad of six becomes the first Spectrum Health patient to receive a lung transplant following a lung cancer diagnosis.

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Finding answers and hope

Genetic testing helps the family of a Michigan boy dig deeper into his unique health challenges.

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The robot in the room

A Michigan man with severe back pain learns how an elite bot is helping surgeons deliver ultra-precise results.

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‘Maybe this will help other kids’

Fourteen-year-old Tara Sweet noticed her COVID-19 symptoms improving after she received monoclonal antibody therapy.

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‘God spared my life’

After her car got hit broadside at nearly 100 mph, Diane Carter endured four surgeries and excruciating pain on her remarkable road to recovery.

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‘A lot to live for’

A fast-acting medical team helped a Michigan businessman survive an aneurysm and a stroke.

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‘Think about the bigger picture’

Young people, ages 12 to 15, look forward to seeing friends and family as they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Their parents focus on protection.

‘I wouldn’t throw your mask away’

A pediatric infectious disease specialist offers suggestions for how parents of unvaccinated kids should respond to new CDC guidelines.

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Helping Gabby thrive

Genetic testing that pinpointed a rare disorder helped a Michigan couple give their daughter the tools she needs to blossom.

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‘A really powerful thing’

Hoping to avoid severe illness, Mary Sibley opted to receive outpatient antibody therapy for COVID-19.

‘They acted so fast’

A retired Michigan grocer is alive today thanks to his wife's quick reaction and a speedy response from an expert stroke team.

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The perfect picture of in-home care

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping him at home, George Grzybowski turned to in-home imaging services—and it turned out to be a life-saver.