About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, non-profit, integrated health system headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. With more than 180 physician on staff throughout our main campus and regional clinics, we offer comprehensive medical services in all areas of primary care, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. Our specialists, trained in more that 40 areas, offer expertise and peace of mind when dealing with complex medical issues.

The Coconut Oil Controversy

“72 percent of Americans think that coconut oil is a healthy oil to be used for cooking , yet only 37 percent of nutrition experts agree.” -The New York Times 

Coconut Oil

There are three kinds of people in this world. People …

The Location of Your Headache Can Help Treat It

HeadacheAny headache is a bad headache, but a slight adjustment may fix it. With Over 150 different kinds of headaches known, these annoyances have numerous ways to interrupt your day and make it difficult or nearly impossible to concentrate.

“Tension …

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

Carpal 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 …

Tips for Preventing Blood Clots while Traveling

Are you traveling on a long trip or sitting for an extended period of time? Remember to take five, and give yourself a break at least once per hour. Your body will thank you for getting the blood flowing again. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Whole, Unprocessed, Organic… Oh My! | Understanding Food Label Terms

Reading Food LabelsWhen walking down the aisle of the grocery store, you’re likely to see an abundance of healthy words jumping out at you from the boxes and cans. A box of crackers may boast being “whole-grain, low calorie and a good …

Serving People, Building Strength and Upgrading Lives | Anthony’s Secrets to Success

Anthony MorandoAnthony Morando is all about serving others and upgrading lives. In his role as manager of Altru’s Sports Advantage, Anthony continually inspires positive change and everyday strength for his clients and staff. Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look into Anthony …