Prevent an ACL Tear with These 4 Tips

ACL TearWhen you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in the knee – you’ve torn your ACL. While some may describe the pain as excruciating and accompanied by a loud popping noise, others could tell you …

A Case for Colonoscopies | Protect Yourself. Get Checked.

Colonoscopy AppointmentColonoscopies aren’t something people like to talk about, but they should be on the top of your to-do list. They’re the best way to detect colorectal cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable, and they can be …

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy (and Prevent Dementia)

Brain healthThere is no magic wand to guarantee you won’t have brain issues down the road. However, there are many lifestyle choices, like being physically active and staying social, which can help to maintain brain health and create a brain span …

Why Your Performance Trainer Wants You to Rest

At Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, our training programs are created around four pillars – mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the significance of recovery, which provides essential regeneration of muscles, allowing the …

Hitting the Books After Hitting Your Head | How to Go Back to Class After a Concussion

You might remember a commercial from a few years ago featuring a football player laying on the field after a hard tackle. He tells his coach, “I’m fine.” But when the coach asks him what his name is, the player …

Can Diabetes Be Cured? Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

As of 2014, 29.1 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Though prevalent, the facts and treatment options for those living with diabetes, or those at risk, can be confusing. And, they are sometime misconstrued in the …

Baskets of Nutrition: Why Gardening Is Your Best Friend for Health

The accessible garden at Altru’s Medical Fitness Center is now in full bloom and the first of our produce is ready for harvest. Our 14 garden group members are enjoying fresh-from-the-garden sugar snap peas, multi-colored string beans and zucchinis.

MFC Garden

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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 …