Patient Story

‘An incredible gift’

Talk about kid-friendly surgery: Children watch live feeds from zoos and aquariums while in the operating room.

Patient Story

‘They brought me back’

Following a brain cancer diagnosis, Polly Spence's family moved her from Florida to Michigan for surgery and rehabilitation.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Patient Story

Haylie’s mystery, solved

The Schneider family faced profound questions about their daughter’s developmental differences. Advances in genetic testing finally revealed answers.

Patient Story

Doctors and their robots

Cancer survivor Caroline Laney learns firsthand how humans and machines are working together in the operating room.

The shadowy side of sunshine

Excessive doses of vitamin D can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood, which can trigger kidney damage.

Unraveling Alzheimer’s

Scanning technology spots problems sooner, leading to earlier treatment and better management of a thus-far incurable disease.

Patient Story

A year later, ‘a lot better’

Phil Simon had reached the end of the line with existing multiple sclerosis medications. A year after starting a new drug, his walking and stamina have improved.

Gone fishing

Antibiotic researchers are diving into the deep blue as they search for a new weapon against drug-resistant superbugs: fish mucus.

Patient Story

One goal at a time

Battling advanced cervical cancer, a Canadian Lakes resident focuses on her bucket list—including a 5K walk to support her regional cancer center.

Patient Story

A mind on hope, a belly full of books

When Todd Henderson learned cancer might shorten his life, he got busy building a legacy—little robots that promise to feed the minds of young readers.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

Subscribe to Health Beat

Join our mailing list and we'll deliver our best stories to your inbox, for free!

We'll never share your email with anyone else.

You have Successfully Subscribed!