Study: For some, high cholesterol is low concern

Puzzling discovery suggests that certain people may carry traits that protect against the bad effects of high cholesterol in later years.

Patient Story

Luck o’ the early colon cancer diagnosis

Stephanie Schlueter walked the Spectrum Health Irish Jig for the fourth time, but her first as a survivor.

Weight loss, the tie that binds

Apples don't fall far from the tree—kids will prioritize fitness if parents set the tone.

Neck hazards: Football, cycling, lifting

Proper gear is essential to mitigate harm, but you should always know your athletic abilities and avoid placing yourself at unnecessary risk, doctors say.

Patient Story

A prescription for gratitude

Less than a year after surgery to fix a rare brain abnormality, pharmacist Elena Beaman is reclaiming normalcy.

Straight talk: Proper posture pays

At work and in life, the surest route to less pain and more gain? Sound body mechanics.

Study: E-cig vapors laden with toxic metals

Coils that heat the liquid nitrogen may contaminate the resulting vapor with lead, chromium, manganese and nickel.

Doctors: Don’t fear breast radiation therapy

Most women who undergo this type of cancer treatment agree that greater knowledge makes it less scary.

Patient Story

Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.

Patient Story

‘So much easier than open heart surgery’

A second opinion led to a much less invasive fix for Janet Hanson.

Varicose veins may herald clot risk

The presence of the tangled blue veins may be more than a cosmetic question—it could indicate a quintupled risk of deep venous thrombosis.

Protein: Power for pregnancy

Research suggests improved fetal growth rates result from moms with higher-protein diets.