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. …

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, …

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 …

Celebrate 50 Like These Spunky Ladies | Get a Colonoscopy

What’s the best gift you can give yourself at 50?

A colonoscopy, of course!

This life-saving screening is recommended for anyone over 50, and those with risk factors or family history earlier. See why these ladies feel that a colonoscopy …

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 …

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

concussionYou 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 …

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, …