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MSU researchers may have developed melanoma treatment

Compound reduces spread of cancerous cells by 85-90 percent in tests.

January 20, 2017
A recent discovery by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researchers may lead to a breakthrough in treating melanoma. Read More

Region compares favorably in health care outlook

But a spike in outpatient care is cause for concern.

January 20, 2017
The health care industry in Grand Rapids received some encouraging news with the release of the eighth annual Health Check report. Read More

MSU med school reinvents curriculum

Students will perform clinical work at beginning of education rather than at the end.

January 20, 2017
Striving to remain at the forefront of medical innovation, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine implemented a new curriculum, which turns the previous format on its head. Read More

Inside Track: Physician rebounds to restart career

Addiction specialist Sandy Dettmann turns life around after chronic illnesses had her living out of her car, struggling for her life.

January 20, 2017
Just a little more than five years ago, Dr. Sandy Dettmann was living out of her car, eating her meals at Mel Trotter Ministries and re-learning her multiplication tables. Read More

Grand Rapids is a top-10 market to 'stay in shape' in US

January 18, 2017
Grand Rapidians like to exert themselves. Read More

Behavioral health provider hires hospital medical director

January 18, 2017
Ending a nationwide search, a local behavioral health provider has found its new hospital medical director. Read More

The state of health care prices in West Michigan

January 17, 2017
Throughout my long career, I had the privilege of knowing and working with many fine hospital trustees. They are the people who set the policies that govern a hospital’s operations. They advocate for the hospital in the community. Hopefully, they advocate for the community to the hospital. Also, they are the ones who approve the prices patients and insurers are charged by their system. Read More

Partners raise $35K for health clinic

January 16, 2017
A local construction association and a nonprofit have donated $35,000 to a health care clinic serving an underserved population in Grand Rapids. Read More

Sports company partners with physical fitness firm

January 13, 2017
A sports company is adding a physical therapy, athletic training and wellness organization at one of its facilities. Read More

Firm builds out suites for health system

January 12, 2017
A local firm has built out two new office suites for a health system. Read More