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 …

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 …

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 …

Saving Patients Time, Money and Miles through Altru’s Telemedicine

Kaitlin SiskKaitlin Sisk lives in Mohall, N.D., about four hours from Grand Forks, and still sees Dr. Eric Johnson regularly for her diabetes care.

“I started seeing him when I moved to Grand Forks for college,” explains Kaitlin. “I now …

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 …

Delivering World-Class Care into 2016 and Beyond

VisionAltru’s vision – Deliver world-class care to the residents of our region – is more than just a slogan. It’s an aspiration. Every day, people come to us and put their lives in our hands. Our patients are the core …