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

‘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.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘We can make it through this’

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

Patient Story

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.

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‘It didn’t sound right’

A young mother's chance encounter with a physician assistant leads to the unexpected discovery of a dangerous heart condition.

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‘It makes COVID-19 less scary’

Patients at high risk for developing severe illness turn to a new type of treatment at an outpatient clinic.

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‘I feel good about my decision’

To dodge genetic risks, a Michigan teen opts for thyroid surgery. Her family is glad she did.

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‘A small price to pay’

Norris Sprague underwent a new cancer treatment that temporarily made him hyper-sensitive to sunlight—and he's glad he did it.

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In the arms of angels

When a gas explosion at her island cabin left Lisa Sears with severe burns and broken bones, a team of specialists and her faith guided her recovery.

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‘My little birthday gift’

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic opens at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

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‘I don’t want to get the virus’

At a community clinic at the Wyoming Senior Center, 250 residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine.