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. …

Altru’s Behavior Standards: Integrity and Accountable

Pic with GpaI have been an employee of Altru Health System for nearly three decades. Yet, it wasn’t until this summer that I experienced having a family member as a patient at Altru for an extended period of time.

While watching my …

Exfoliation 101: Why It’s Important for Glowing Skin

700x700-FB-tempate_ExfoliationExfoliation is an important skin care step that helps our skin look and feel amazing. It is such a simple task, maybe too simple, that people often forget to do it.

Exfoliation allows us to remove the dead skin that …