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Oprah loves Iowa!

O, the Oprah Magazine recently listed 100 things getting better. Iowa made the list. The only state with such an honor! It’s a random mix of polarizing reasons for why Oprah thinks Iowa is even better than before but hey, we’ll take it…  Here’s the entry (links put in by me): 32. Iowa— Legalizing gay […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: kidney bean and tuna salad

I’m a big fan of tuna salad. It’s super easy, inexpensive and healthy! Don’t let the kidney beans in the title of this recipe scare you. They are a harmless red bean that add bulk (and protein) to this super simple sandwich. Kidney bean and tuna salad Ingredients: 1 15 ½ oz. can kidney beans, […]

— Andrea Cooley

Looking for something SUPER to do this weekend?

If you’re thinking about the Super Bowl, we’re not quite there yet (it’s Feb 7). But this weekend in Des Moines, you can still find something SUPER to do…. like the SuperBULL Series. This is totally out of our daily-norm! What fun! You can even get group ticket discounts at a great deal. If you […]

— Tea Nguyen

Easy garlic smashed potatoes

Freshly roasted garlic is, by far, my most favorite form of garlic. You can substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder if that’s what you have. This recipe serves as a wonderful side dish to pair with your protein like steak, chicken or honey- baked ham. In a piece of aluminum foil: -put in 8 garlic […]

— Tea Nguyen

America’s next top models?

So as many of you know there was a fashion show last Thursday at DMU. I am obviously way late in posting about it but I figured better late than never. Well, there were three lovely PA students representing our class and looking fly as ever. Garet Ford and Erinn White were a part of […]

— Daley Dodd

Learn about medical apartheid tomorrow @ noon

The DMU diversity office has arranged for Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” to speak on campus tomorrow (1/27) @ noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the DMU Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

I’m a professional, stand back!

I can actually say that now considering I am certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support)! Yeah, I’m a pretty big deal…ha ha. I have always had this horrible fear I would be out in public somewhere and a person would go down, not breathing and I would have to jump into help…knowing full well […]

— Daley Dodd

Upcoming events @ DMU

Just want to make sure all my lovely readers are aware of two upcoming awesome DMU events…. Mini Medical School begins Feb. 9 and runs each Tuesday evening after for 5 weeks. This is a series of classes for the public. It’s $25 for all 5 classes. If you miss one, it is ok – […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Can you feel the love tonight?

I can, I can!!!!!!! So last Friday, the 15th, was a great day for me. My lovely parents came up to Des Moines for a fun-filled night with their precious daughter…ME. First we headed to dinner at Flying Mango. If you haven’t eaten at this little hidden treasure….DO IT! Seriously, it’s delicious. There are great […]

— Daley Dodd

Happy birthday, to me!

So I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had a birthday over Christmas break. And if I can just jump on my soap box for one hot second that would be great. For all of you near-Christmas babies you know what I am talking about….birthdays aren’t always fun! When I was little […]

— Daley Dodd

How to help Haiti

It’s hard to see people suffering and not know the best way to help. There’s a lot of information going around about what groups you should donate to or shouldn’t do to help those hurt in Haiti. I asked Dr. Yogi Shah, head of our global health dept., and he said truly the best thing […]

— Andrea Cooley

A ‘healthier’ enchilada pie

This month’s theme for cooking club is casseroles and I want to make one that’s somewhat healthy, in addition to satisfying the comfort-food-craving. I found this recipe on www.eatbetteramerica.com, a site a co-worker had recommended. I think I’ll give it a shot next week for the club but I’ll likely substitute in lean turkey and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public health-related books to listen to

Looking for interesting books related to public health and ways to change the world? Here are a few suggestions that are available on www.Audible.com. They continue to have an introductory rate of $7.49 for new members. 1.       The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell 2.       A Branded World: […]

— Tea Nguyen

Maintaining beauty can be so expensive

…but it doesn’t always have to be. How much do you pay  for a decent haircut these days? The guys seem to have it easy for this one. My husband-to-be gets his haircut for $15 (tip included) and I am just so envious. A typical haircut at a normal salon might cost me at the […]

— Tea Nguyen

DMU trustee attends White House celebration

One of Des Moines University’s esteemed trustees, Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was recently honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The small group of invited guests viewed the Emancipation Proclamation and joined President and Mrs. Obama for a discussion on past and present civil rights work. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Pass the P.A.S.S. on to your pre-med friends!

We have a sweet deal for pre-med students who want to get their feet wet before they start the application process… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) will give students a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The […]

— Andrea Cooley

Help me cook!

All of the nifty kitchen gadgets are collecting dust so I need your help in putting them to work. Do you have any new or special recipes to share with an amateur cook/professional eater?

— Tea Nguyen

Today is MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the observation became law in ’83, was first observed in ’86 and officially observed in all 50 states in 2000. (I learned that from Wikipedia.) One of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Music rocks! (ha ha)

I have an obsession with anything related to music: radio, Ipod, dancing, “American Idol” (whoot whoot), Pandora (if you don’t know what that is…you should find out cause it rocks), musicals, operas, etc. So back in November I was just itching to see a concert as I hadn’t been to one in quite some time. […]

— Daley Dodd