The Most Common Running Injuries Our Sports Medicine Doctor Sees

As training heats up for the Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon, it’s important for runners, both new and seasoned, to understand the potential injuries associated with this sport and how best to prevent and treat them. Unlike contact sports, …

Blood Clots | Who’s At Risk & How Can You Prevent Them

Impacting roughly 900,000 people in the United States every year, blood clots are not uncommon and can be deadly. Preventive measures may help reduce the risk for this life-threatening occurrence.

Blocking the vital flow of blood between the brain, heart, …

A Peek into Dr. Casey Ryan’s Daily Routine | Secrets to Success

Dr. RyanAfter serving as president of Altru Health System for over 17 years, today Dr. Casey Ryan still enjoys a successful career in medicine, loves spending time with his large family, and finds balance in the buzz of daily life by …

Yes, You Can Complete a 5K!

Finish LineIf you have recently made a healthy lifestyle change, you’re likely excited about the progress you’ve been making. You are likely eating more vegetables and drinking more water. You may be following a consistent walking program, and even adding strength …

Be Patriotic & Healthy with These Red, White & Blue Foods

Patriotic foodsDid you know the colors of a nation’s flag most often represent the values of that country? Take the American flag for example: red stands for hardiness and valor, white signifies purity and innocence, while blue denotes vigilance, perseverance and …

7 Ways to Use Your Lunch Break to Improve Your Health

LunchAre you stuck in a rut at work? Do you have low energy during the day? Would you like to lose some weight? Breaking up your day with some exercise will boost your metabolism and leave you re-energized for the …

Sleep: The Key to Better Performance and Overall Health

There is one simple thing that you can do every single day to perform better, stay healthy, reduce stress and enhance your life overall. This oh-so important tactic is – sleep. Proper sleep offers great health benefits far beyond reducing …

Why the “Biggest Loser” Study Shouldn’t Deter You from Your Weight Loss Plan

You may have heard about the recent “Biggest Loser” study that showed participants had regained much of their weight back six years after the show. If you’re concerned about what you’ve read, keep in mind the following:

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7 Quick, Cool {and Healthy!} Treats for Hot Days

Frozen grapesWhen the summer heat hits, most of us make a bee-line to the fridge or freezer for something cold to snack on. Avoid an ice cream gut-ache with these healthy alternatives.

For Your Sweet Tooth:

Banana pops. Grab as many