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.

Lessons from the polio pandemic

The history of a past virus teaches us a lot about patience, the persistence of public health, and the power of vaccination.

Patient Story

Donating plasma: ‘A no-brainer‘

After recovering from COVID-19, a mother and daughter hope to help others.

PSA on the PSA

Public Service Announcement on the Prostate-Specific Antigen test: 'Don’t give up—smarten up.'

Patient Story

‘Relieved of the uncertainty’

After seeing a trend of cancer in her family tree, a 27-year-old sought genetic testing to discover her personal risk.

Patient Story

‘Do the right thing’

For more than two years after a live-saving heart surgery, a Michigan cattle farmer enjoyed life to the fullest.

Patient Story

‘I’m doing better’

After a stroke left him unable to speak, a Michigan business leader has found new hope with speech therapy.

Patient Story

‘I know how important it is’

Mobile mammography services travel to the Upper Peninsula, providing cancer screening to underserved communities.

Patient Story

‘The finishing touch’

A teen gets a new chin—to match his new jaw—with a breakthrough surgical technique.

Patient Story

A ‘simply jaw-dropping’ injury

Extensive surgery following a terrible crash has given nursing student Ryan Brown a unique perspective on the patient experience.

Patient Story

‘She made me feel we were part of a team’

When her mammogram unveiled an abnormality, Cara Gregory found solace in a doctor who had the perfect combo—compassion and knowledge.

Patient Story

‘I’m just living life’

A routine screening made all the difference for Michigan mom Tabitha Wolters, 44.

Patient Story

Mending a heart

Born with a complex heart defect, Andrew Christensen grew up wondering what kind of future awaited him. Thirty years later, he has plans.