Battling Behavioral Health Issues | What Our Community is Doing

While often taboo to discuss, behavioral health is a prominent issue. It continually rises to the surface as more individuals openly share their struggles and the fight against suicide increases as a key issue supported by our community. Additionally, research …

Colonoscopy: Real Questions, Real Answers from Altru’s Gastroenterology Providers

Colonscopy QuestionsFriend: What’d you get for your 50th birthday?

You: I got a colonoscopy!

Probably not the answer your friend was looking for.

While a colonoscopy isn’t as exciting as a new gadget or as fancy as a new piece …

Fishtail Braids, Painted Nails & Countless S’mores | How Three Young Men Went the Extra Mile for Camp Good Mourning

Jess Gowan, a Camp Good Mourning volunteer and instructor at the University of North Dakota, wrote this open letter to the parents of Deane B., Wade and Wyatt, volunteers at the 2016 Camp Good Mourning.

CGM Volunteers

Coming from a family of …

Measuring Quality through Our Patients’ Eyes

altru_4462Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and loss of toes, feet or legs. The risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50 percent higher than for adults without it. That’s why Altru Health System …

What Does Community Health Improvement Look Like in the Red River Valley?

UND Med School RenderingWhat does community health improvement look like? This is a question we’ve asked ourselves as we look to continually extend our mission of improving health, enriching life, beyond the walls of the health system and into the communities we serve. …

Preventing Fentanyl Fatalities in the Red River Valley

Fentanyl overdose fatalities in America continue to increase, leaving a path of heartbreak with no sign of stopping in the immediate future. Our region has been touched too frequently with nearly 40 deaths in North Dakota from drug overdoses since …

Altru Advanced Orthopedics Opens At Altru Professional Center

It’s an exciting time of change for Altru’s orthopedics, sports medicine and sports training teams. There’s a new name, a new location and new procedures and programs now available to the residents of the Red River Valley and beyond.