850 million people worldwide have kidney disease

But most people don't realize that kidney disease is a major health issue.

5 tips for attaining optimal health

Eat ‘mindfully’ and connect with your inner self in a meaningful way.

Some salads are healthier than others

The house and garden varieties tend to be fairly basic—lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions—and good bets if you're watching your weight or calorie intake.

Patient Story

A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

Patient Story

A leg up for caregivers

Before taking her mom home after hip surgery, Emily Adamczyk got a confidence boost from a joint replacement class for caregivers.

For fat loss, focus on aerobics first

Cardio will help you drop those extra pounds, our expert says. But don't forget about weight training, too.

Pack the right footwear for summer vacations

The type of holiday you go on will determine the type of shoe you need.

The sitting epidemic

Could corporate America keep employees from having their butts glued to their chairs for nine to 10 hours a day?

Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Treating stress-related disorders may reduce the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

Heat stroke—the athlete’s summer foe

Coaches, parents and players should all recognize the unique limitations of the human body on hot, humid days.

Hot flashes? There’s something to soy

The isoflavone content in these food products may help alleviate symptoms of menopause.

Patient Story

‘One small girl with a huge heart’

Inspired by her grandma, 12-year-old Delaney Viewig shaved her head to support cancer research.