Heart Disease: What Is and Isn’t in Your Control

heart-disease-in-control-tipsBeating an average of 115,200 beats per day, hearts provide the lifeblood of oxygen and nutrients to keep our bodies alive and well. A lot goes on in those four little chambers.

Dr. Rabeea Aboufakher, section chief of cardiology …

Staying On Course: Tips for Golfing with Joint Pain

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was preparing to compete in the 2010 U.S. Open when, unexpectedly, his joints started to ache.

When the tests came back, Mickelson learned he had psoriatic arthritis. Genetics, the environment, viruses and the body’s immune system …

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 …

Shalee Shares What It’s Really Like to Lose a Sibling

Mike & I“It was the worst news of my life,” shares Shalee. “We were all in complete shock. I remember not being able to sleep, not being able to eat, and not feeling like I could go on.”

When Shalee (Bullinger) Lorenz …

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. …