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.

Ready for the worst, hoping for the best

Younger, unvaccinated people are key factors in the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the hospital, doctors say.

Patient Story

‘I can do what everyone else can’

A new medication—and a fearless spirit—have changed everything for a Michigan teen battling cystic fibrosis.

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‘You are amazing’

Rick Eding learned he had a failing heart in his early 30s. And now, exactly 3,676 days after a procedure to restore his quality of life, he’s unstoppable.

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Hardware for the heart

An investigational device helped a Michigan grandmother regain her health.

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‘Such a fire inside of him’

When life as Lucas Smith knew it ground to a halt due to an aortic dissection, it took a steady effort to start it up again.

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The miraculous Marley

An energetic 6-year-old is leading the way in treatment for a rare genetic mutation.

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The amazing brothers Blain

Daxton, 2, and Sawyer, 4, battle a rare genetic disease with a team of specialists and the calming power of music.

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‘The best thing ever’

After struggling for years to tackle basic tasks, this Michigan woman is back to hiking, golfing and water sports—all thanks to joint replacement surgery.

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‘A super happy little kid’

When 3-year-old Grayson had cataracts removed from both eyes, his parents wondered: Would he be able to see?

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‘I really have just kept on living’

A Dominican sister had a life-changing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement—and paved the way for others to do the same

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‘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.