Help Prevent Colon Cancer with Fiber-Rich Brussels

Brussels sprouts are full of fiber, hearty and perfect in the cold winter months. Even better, a diet rich in fiber-filled veggies like Brussels can help prevent colon cancer.

In the heart of winter, comfort foods are a heartland favorite. …

Joint Replacement Surgery: What to Expect and Why to Be Prepared

joint-replacement-surgery-assistanceThis year, more than one million Americans will get their knees or hips replaced. Joint replacement surgery is becoming an increasingly popular way for those people affected by joint pain and limited mobility to get their lives back. But as …

The Dark Chocolate Debate: Is It Actually Healthier?

chocolate-health-debateEvery year, my parents visit during Thanksgiving, and each year we hit the nearest Costco for black Friday sales and large amounts of almond butter. As we went to check out this year, with our cart nearly overflowing, my dad …

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 …

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 …