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 …

Meet the Mako™ | Behind the Scenes with Altru Advanced Orthopedics’ Newest Addition

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Darin Leetun and Dr. Jeremy Gardner spend hundreds of hours each month in the operating room at Altru Specialty Center. They fix knees, hips, shoulders and elbows, making sure each joint is either brand new or …

Give It a Spin | How Biking Benefits Altru’s Renal Dialysis Patients

Biking during DialysisOne in three American adults is at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), and approximately 26 million Americans are unaware they have this condition. Research shows obese individuals (or nearly 35 percent of American adults) are at a 23 …

Altru Microbiologists Discover New Bacteria Species, Altruii

“As a former microbiologist, I couldn’t be prouder of the laboratory team in the discovery of this new organism. Their discovery could lead to potential improvements in patient care that we can’t even imagine,” explains Dr. Eric Lunn, president of

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 …

Put Yourself In Their Shoes: Altru’s Behavior Standards Listen and Understand

Our days are filled with interactions and encounters with others. Some only last a couple of seconds, while others happen daily. Giving our full attention to every conversation with a patient or co-worker can be difficult, and sometimes feel burdensome. …

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.


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 …