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

In this together—a year of COVID-19

Amid a season of challenges, seven highlights emerge of community spirit, heroism and hope.

Patient Story

‘I’m feeling better and better’

A Kalamazoo woman becomes West Michigan’s first participant in a clinical trial that may reduce COPD flare-ups and improve quality of life.

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‘Happy to see the sun’

A 104-year-old woman and a 75-year-old former hospice patient share their delight at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at home.

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‘I get to have my life back’

For one athletic Michigan mom, outpatient joint replacement brought a quick end to years of pain.

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‘I am at peace’

A new interest in an old treatment helped a Michigan woman stay home with her husband during his final months.

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‘I was delighted’

Residents of independent living facilities in Ottawa County receive COVID-19 vaccines at on-site clinics.

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A shot and a song

Singing playful versions of childhood classics, a respiratory therapist entertains and educates vaccine recipients.

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‘A little bit of hope’

Addison Weith’s genes put her at risk for health troubles. Her family’s vigilance during the pandemic has kept her healthy for the longest stretch ever.

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‘I’m not going to die today’

A rapid response from multiple health teams helped a Michigan bow hunter survive a heart attack.

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‘God’s hand was in it’

Remote video technology played a key role in helping doctors quickly diagnose and treat a teenager for an aggressive autoimmune disorder.

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‘We can make it through this’

Two sisters, 100 and 85, recall past health crises and celebrate their second COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Telehealth exam kits ‘a game changer’

With a variety of attachments, the TytoCare device allows providers to examine a patient’s heart rate, ears, throat and lungs during a video visit.