In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in...Read more
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Kelsey Zoodsma, RN, treats each patient like family when she gives COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Thursday, she brought that same compassionate approach to an actual member of her family—her 80-year-old grandmother, Peggy Alexander.
Zoodsma greeted her grandmother with smiling eyes as she sat down at her station at the Spectrum Health COVID-19 vaccine...Read more
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there...Read more
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Margaret Feenstra sat at a table in scrubs and a white coat, syringe in hand.
Although she left her nursing job eight years ago, she stepped out of retirement to give COVID-19 vaccinations at Spectrum Health.
“This is my way to help out,” Feenstra said.
A registered nurse, she readily answered the call...Read more
Get your vitamin D the natural way to keep the winter blues at bay. (For Spectrum Health Beat)
Getting your share of vitamin D, sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin,” could make or break your mood this winter.
Did you know that a deficiency of D may be linked to multiple medical issues such...Read more
Few places are more beautiful than a snow-spangled running trail. Just make sure it has been cleared for safe running. (For Spectrum Health Beat)
It’s a cold and gray winter day.
The last thing you want to do is exercise. You’d rather just stay inside and hibernate.
But getting up and moving could...Read more
Newer versions of meatless burgers have an improved taste, attributable partly to a higher fat content. (For Spectrum Health Beat)
Plant-based foods are having a moment.
It’s hard to navigate a supermarket meat aisle or restaurant menu without coming across brand names like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger.
These new plant-based meat alternatives...Read more