‘God allowed me to have this disease’

For only the second time ever, the FDA has approved a new drug for ALS treatment—and a Michigan man will be among the first to try it.

September 1, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

Tipping the balance

Susan Calkins stood a slim chance of surviving stage 4 ovarian cancer—until a clinical trial improved her odds.

August 28, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

Micah’s magic rods

"Truly amazing, life-changing" magnetic rods help 9-year-old avoid surgery in her battle against a debilitating spinal condition.

August 21, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

Breastfeeding woes? Time to chat—by video

A video chat with a lactation counselor helps new moms work through troubles they may be experiencing at home.

August 16, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Living, not just staying alive

An implanted heart pump saved Terry Jacobs’ life. Now he’s more active than he’s been in 20 years.

August 14, 2017 6

Find your hidden aneurysm

About 1 in 50 people have an aneurysm lurking in their brain. Take some steps to make sure you're not one of them.

August 13, 2017 1

Medical reality catches up to science fiction

Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health.

August 10, 2017 0

Dogs may help children’s immune systems

An outdoor pet tracks in loads of bacteria that may help children avoid allergies later in life.

August 6, 2017 2

Seizure-tracking devices make big strides

The newest wearable technologies are more reliable than seizure diaries — and they can notify caregivers.

August 5, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Fighting cancer, not traffic

MedNow video visits keep Ed Mikulskis closer to home as this farmer battles a rare lymphoma.

August 4, 2017 0

Nearly all autopsied NFL players show brain disease

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection.

August 1, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m not going to let this beat me’

Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Michelle Mucha finds hope in a clinical trial.

July 31, 2017 8