Ready for your kettlebell workout? | Health Beat

Diana J. Smith

Most gyms offer a wide selection of kettlebells, but it’s also an affordable and highly effective tool to add to your home gym. (For Health Beat) For novice to elite athletes, weightlifting with a kettlebell can enhance posture and strengthen the lower body. Kettlebell workouts call on muscles of the […]

‘It’s about being in the moment’ | Health Beat

Diana J. Smith

Residents at the Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Facility on Fuller Avenue can experience an hour of pure joy thanks to John Nowak and the Mindfulness Music program. (Chris Clark | Health Beat) RaNae Couture, Spectrum Health’s artist facilitator, and John Nowak, a local musician, collaborated with Artists Creating Together […]

RSV strikes hard this year | Health Beat

Diana J. Smith

Symptoms of RSV can include runny nose, decrease in appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever and wheezing. (For Health Beat) If you have children or grandchildren, you’ve likely been hearing in recent weeks about RSV. The illness, predominant during the winter months, will typically cause mild symptoms in both children and adults. […]

‘Help is out there’ | Health Beat

Diana J. Smith

Trinidad Luevano’s life altered when she received the results from her December 2021 mammogram: breast most cancers. She concerned about the diagnosis and the price tag of treatment method. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Conquer) Luevano’s treatment group at the Breast Multispecialty Team Consultation Clinic integrated lots of doctors—and a […]