De-Stress, Re-Charge and be a Happier, Healthier You in 2017 (We’ll Help!)

Stretching away the stressAs we kick off 2017, many of us look to become a better version of ourselves in the new year. There are resolutions to lose weight, save money, travel more, eat better – the list goes on. With all this …

Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What Everyone with Wrist Pain Should Know

wrist-painCarpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hands, wrists and arm that will wake up the soundest of sleepers in the middle of the night. They might find relief running hot water over their wrists or taking …

Ironman Finisher & Gastroenterology NP | Kami’s Secrets to Success

Kami Macki, NPkami-running, cares for patients in gastroenterology at Altru. She is passionate about colon screening, and she organizes the annual Run for Your Buns 5K run/walk held each summer in Grand Forks. Outside of work, Kami …

Your Spouse is Getting a Joint Replacement – Here’s What You Need to Know

patient-walkingJoint replacement surgery can be just as scary for you as it can be for your spouse.

A lot of preparation is needed before undergoing the actual surgery. Heidi Solem, Altru’s Joint Replacement Center Coordinator, works firsthand with recovering patients …

Dislike the Holidays? 6 Tools for a Happier Holiday Season

sad-holiday-dogHalloween is over. All the costumes and decorations have been moved off shelves to make room for, you guessed it, Christmas. The Hallmark Channel is already featuring Christmas movies, and a local radio station has a countdown on their website …

Feel Better without Antibiotics: Why No Medicine is Sometimes the Best Medicine

antibioticsWhen you feel sick with a cough, sore throat or fever, you want to feel better fast. We almost always expect the doctor to give us an antibiotic. But maybe an antibiotic is not what you need.

Each year in …

Why Youth Athletes Should Avoid Sport-Specific Training Programs

Ladder workoutMany elite athletes note their success to playing multiple sports growing up. Often times, we chalk this up to that athlete having natural athletic ability that can be applied to multiple sports. Though that is likely a factor, as a …

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

Man Having Chest PainsHeart attack symptoms may not look as dramatic in women as they do in men, but they are just as threatening. A man experiencing a heart attack may suddenly grab his chest, double over in pain and collapse. Women do …