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A mother’s loss: Altru Health System’s bereavement services coordinator knows steps to heal

January 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Toni Betting’s office at Altru Health System isn’t much bigger than a closet. It takes her but one long reach to gather any number of trinkets and treasures, all of which tell the story of Betting’s life’s work: helping families who have lost an infant. Continue Reading

MATTERS AT HAND: Downtown looks up as New Year dawns

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

After last week’s pessimistic look at the New Year, a faithful reader send a terse message. “Look on the bright side,” the reader said, and that’s what I’ve resolved to do. Continue Reading

The rest of the Top 10

December 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
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Altru foundation gifts rural clinics with new equipment

November 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Healthcare facilities in Park River, Grafton, McVille and Langdon, all in North Dakota, will be getting telemedicine equipment from the Altru Health Foundation, the Grand Forks-based group said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Grand Forks brainstorms ways to combat alcohol abuse

October 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Drunk males in Grand Forks might be getting off the hook too easily, a police sergeant suggested. His was the comment that drew the most attention at a packed town-hall meeting at Altru Health System Monday night, held to discuss ways the community can prevent alcohol and drug abuse. Continue Reading

Can you have happy feet in high heels?

October 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What does wearing high heels do to your feet? Will balancing on those towering stilettos bring on bunions or increase your chances of taking a terrible tumble? To find out about high heels and health, we talked to Dr. Joshua W. Britten, a podiatrist at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

UND, Grand Forks, Altru to hold town hall on alcohol, drug abuse

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND, the city of Grand Forks and Altru Health System is convening a town hall meeting on how alcohol and other forms of drug abuse impact the quality of life in the area, the university said Thursday. Continue Reading

Altru to discard meds from a firm linked to meningitis

October 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks health care provider said none of its patients are threatened and the products it is discarding, though sold by the same drug maker, have not themselves been linked to meningitis. Continue Reading

Free meal delivery service in Grand Forks sees more needs

October 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The faces change along Maria Fischer’s delivery route through the north end of Grand Forks, but her mission has remained the same for the past 11 years. Fischer is one of about 75 active volunteers that deliver about 90 meals by request from individual in need or from social service organizations. Continue Reading

Art sale today will benefit Altru autism screening clinic

September 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Art of Giving, a benefit offering for sale art works by dozens of the areas best artists, will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today in the former Suite 49 building across from the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Continue Reading