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Free conference at DMU on treating patients with cancer, not just disease

Sometimes a diagnosis becomes all-consuming and overshadows the patient. Good health practitioners should always focus on the person. A discussion on how to best do that will take place during “A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care: treating the patient, not the disease,” at Des Moines University (DMU) on April 8. The free conference begins at […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Time to put your soles to good use!

‘Tis the season to walk, race or run for good causes. Here’s a few coming up… On April 10 you can walk or run to raise money for and awareness about AIDS with The Project’s annual run at DMU. Kickoff is at 10. On April 10, beginning at 8 a.m. you can walk the skywalks […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy doctors’ day!!

HAPPY DOCTORS’ DAY to our graduates, our faculty and our doctors-to-be! Happy doctors’ day to all those working in the DMU Clinic — we have docs in occupational health, physical therapy, family medicine, ophthalmology, podiatric medicine, physical medicine and rehab, osteopathic manual medicine & radiology. I can think of very few professions as altruistic as […]

— Courtney Tompkins

There’s an app for that!

Technology has become an essential part of many of our lives and medical students are no exception. DMU osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and physician assistant students receive iPod Touches which are especially useful while they are on rotations. Jonathan Thompson, D.P.M.’12 shares five of his favorite medical apps: ePocrates Price: Free Info: A must-have in […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: veggie quesadillas

I went through a phase where I made (and ate) quesadillas several times a week. They were so easy and so tasty, but a couple years ago I must have hit my quota and haven’t made them since. Until I found this recipe on fresh365 (a great source for vegetarian recipes using in-season produce). I’m […]

— Andrea Cooley

DMU honored with award from Des Moines Human Rights Commission

Des Moines University was honored with the Des Moines Human Rights’ Business & Industry Award at yesterday’s Des Moines Human Rights Symposium. Nancy Bobo, chair of the Des Moines Human Rights Commission, presented the award to Des Moines University’s interim president, Stephen Dengle, and DMU trustee Willie Stevenson Glanton. Bobo said the university was chosen […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free faxes?

I was looking online for a faxing service and came across faxzero.com. Has anyone tried it? I do not know if it is safe and if it works but I really needed to fax something today and didn’t want to trek any further than my doorstep to do it for one sheet. There are still […]

— Tea Nguyen

This week’s rotation: internal medicine

As a third-year podiatry student at DMU, we get the opportunity to observe an internal medicine doctor for a week. At first, I didn’t know what was to come and so felt indifferent until I met the doctor I was shadowing. Day one was the hardest for me to adjust to. Since the hospital I […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: tuna salad

This is one of my go-to recipes. If I don’t have any ideas for dinner I usually have tuna in the cupboard and can throw together some quick sandwiches and call it a meal. This recipe is from the Sonoma Diet book. It only makes one serving, so I usually double it. I like to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Ugandan students rotating in Des Moines

Two medical students from the University of Makerere in Uganda, Julliet Allen and Gilbert Elijah, will be in Des Moines for an 8-week rotation.  They will arrive on March 20 for a four-week rotation in the DMU Clinic and four-weeks at Mercy Medical Center and will head home on May 14.  Please welcome Julliet and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What are your passions?

Sorry I have been MIA these past few months, I am a slacking on that new year’s resolution to blog more! Anyways on to my thoughts: I believe everyone has a passion. Something ingrained in their character and something that takes a huge part in shaping who they become. These passions bring out the best […]

— Daley Dodd

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

Surely you’re wearing green or have been pinched by now! St. Patrick’s day has become a fun tradition for the Irish and wannabe-Irish all over. Did you know it actually started as a religious holiday? If you’re interested, check out this Wiki page on the history of today and why we wear green and shamrocks! […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Foot & ankle specialists: podiatrist vs. podiatrician?

If you’re looking for a physician to treat problems of the foot and ankle, such as a recurring corn/callus, hammertoe/bunion deformity, ankle instability/sprains, flat feet/heel pain, foot ulcers, ingrown toenails or any other foot problems, you must be looking for a podiatrist. I have only heard the term “podiatrician” used once and I believe it […]

— Tea Nguyen

Will you paint the town green?

Some people always party for St. Patrick’s day. Some people ignore it. Even though I have the Irish blood (in case my red hair & freckles didn’t tip you off..) I don’t generally do much for it. Our family tradition is a bit random but fun – my mom always makes chocolate cake for breakfast […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: Cuban-style pork & sweet potatoes

Even though it’s finally starting to feel like spring, it’s not warm enough to start grilling out and I’m still using my slow cooker at least once a week. This recipe has the perfect combination of sweet citrus from the orange juice and spicy from the rotel. Yum! What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe? Cuban-style […]

— Andrea Cooley

Crazy combos

Some days, I crave for a snack that comes in pairs like strawberry + Cool-Whip, pretzels + peanut butter, chips + salsa, and especially McDonald’s fries + ice cream cone…really! If you have not tried this sweet and salty pair, give it a try. You might be surprised at how lovely this pair can be. […]

— Tea Nguyen

Study break material!

We all love to browse adorable things online, admit it. And sometimes taking a cuteness break is a good way for your brain to refresh. And what’s cuter than animals?! So here’s a few of my new faves…. Be a fan of Giant George, the world’s tallest dog. Judging from his Facebook status updates, George […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Funny Bone

If you like standup comedy, and don’t mind a little adult humor, check out The Funny Bone in West Des Moines. I was just there on Saturday evening with some friends and I had a good time just hanging out and getting my funny bone tickled all night long. If you sign up for their […]

— Tea Nguyen

It’s countdown time!

Less than 2 months away….May 1. It’s the Saturday we wait all winter for.It’s the first downtown farmers’ market!!! From 7 a.m. until noon each Saturday until the snow flies again, we’ll all wander around eating delectable goodies & loading our bags with produce, flowers & crafts. What fresh Iowa fruit or veggie are you […]

— Courtney Tompkins